A Maoist was arrested on Saturday from inside the dense forest in Orissa’s ultra-hit Malkangiri district.

The Maoist, identified as Deba Padiami(32), was arrested during a joint combing operation, conducted by SOG and the district police in the forest near Chitrangapalli, Superintendent of police Anirudha Singh said.

Padiami is a leader of Padia Naxal Dalam operating in his native Durmaguda village in the district.

Mr. Singh claimed that the police have got vital clues about Maoist activities in the district during Padiami’s interrogation.

Padiami had confessed that he was involved in the blowing up of Padia police outpost, booth capturing during elections and other incidents of violence by the Maoists in the district, he claimed.

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