NIA nabs hardcore Maoist carrying reward of Rs 3 lakh from Odisha

Updated: Jan 25 2023 9:33PM

Malkangiri (Odisha), Jan 25 (PTI) A team of the National Investigation Agency with help of Odisha Police arrested a hardcore Maoist carrying a bounty on his head from Swabhiman Anchal in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, NIA sources said on Wednesday.

The arrested Maoist, Ranju Khila alias Chanti, was allegedly involved in the killing of four BSF personnel including a commandant in 2012.

He was earlier arrested by the police for his role in the attack on the BSF personnel and was released on bail in 2018. Since then he was absconding.