Koraput: Police arrested a hardcore Maoist, identified as Apana Seda, from Padua village in Odisha’s Koraput district on Monday afternoon.
SP (Koraput) Kanwar Vishal Singh said that Apana was involved in the murder of sarpanch of Hatibari panchayat Jagannath Khora in August 2017.
The incident took place in the night on August 7 when 30-40 armed Maoists of the Srikakulam-Koraput Divisional Committee arrived at Haribari village and asked Khora to accompany them to the outskirts of the village. Later, they killed him by slitting his throat. Later, they set fire to a jeep, a tractor, a motorcycle and damaged a car in the village.
Before leaving the village, the Left-wing extremists left some posters wherein they accused Jagannath of exploiting tribals of the panchayat.