Dumuri Miniaka (35), an activist of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) of Narayanpatna block of Koraput district, was arrested in Rayagada district in relation to an attack on a PMGSY road construction camp.

This incident can be seen in the context of CMAS, which was allegedly working hand in hand with the Maoists, was trying to extend its area of operation to Rayagada district, adjoining Koraput district. According to inspector in charge of Rayagada police station, Prashant Bhupathi, Dumuri was arrested from inaccessible Bajragada area under Rayagada police station limits during a joint operation by the district police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Dumuri was a resident of Narayanpatna area but was staying at Bajragada, a Maoist stronghold, for the past few years. He was allegedly involved in the attack on the camp of a construction form involved in the PMGSY road construction work from Badacheka to Badamanedher on July 12. A group of armed Maoists and their supporters had attacked the camp of the construction firm at Badacheka, injured two personnel of the firm and torched an excavator parked at the spot. The miscreants had left handwritten posters at the spot claiming that it was the handiwork of Laxmipur area committee of CPI (Maoist) organisation.

But investigation had revealed that activists of CMAS were involved in that attack.