A militia member of the banned CPI (Maoist) was arrested by the police in Palvancha on Thursday.

Speaking to media persons in Palvancha, the Circle Inspector B. Ravindranath said that Vetti Deva, 28, a Gutti Koya and former Maoist dalam member of Kunta area in Chhattisgarh, was detained when moving under suspicious circumstances at Indiranagar in Palvancha on Thursday morning.

Deva was involved in three murder cases and escaped during an encounter in Chhattisgarh, he said.