KORAPUT: Erru Kendraka , a naxalite from Mangalpur village in Narayanpatna block of Koraput district was arrested by Koraput district police in the late hours of Tuesday night from a hide out in the block, Deepak Kumar, SP of Koraput said.

Kendraka was a hard core naxalite and was holding the position of a commander of the section of naxalites operational in the region.

While he was an expert in making and operating landmines, he was also involved in all the five murders that were carried out in the region over the last few months, he added.