BERHAMPUR: Two hardcore Maoists were arrested in Rayagada district of Orissa on Sunday.

The arrested naxals were identified as Madhav Sabar and Simanchal Kutruka.

According to the Rayagada Superintendent of Police (SP), Ashis Kumar Singh, these two were tracked down on the basis of the information found from the interrogation of P. Rama Rao alias Uday, a ‘commander’ of the Basadara Dalam of the CPI-Maoist party.

It may be noted that Uday was also involved in the killing VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal district.