Maoist rebel arrested in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) A Maoist rebel was arrested in Orissa’s Malkangiri district during a combing operation Saturday, police said.

‘We arrested Deba Padiami during a combing operation in Kalimela forest area,’ said Superintendent of Police Anirudh Singh.

He said that Padiami is a member of Bansadhara division of the Maoist outfit and was involved in many Maoist-related incidents, including blowing up of a police station in Podia area of the district.

Malkangiri is more than 600 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

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