Gajapati (Orissa), May 2 (ANI): Orissa Special Operation Group (SOG) arrested two Maoist cadres in Gajapati District on Sunday.
According to SOG, the arrested were in the Pallapadu Forest Range.
The Maoists have been identified as Manas Majhi alias Laden and Giffio Pradhan alias Gullu.
Along with the Maoists, a substantial quantity of arms and explosives that consisted of 25 detonators, huge quantity of fuse wire, starters and a single barrel rifle was also seized.
According to police, both the Maoists were involved in various numbers of attacks in the region.
They are active members of Bansadhara Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), police added.
"They (Maoists) were involved in various Naxal attacks in the area. They were wanted in Raipankha bus cases where they had burnt the government buses as well as burnt up the two (telephone) towers at Raipankha and Bilikot area, said Sanjiv Arora, Superintendent of Police, Gajpati.
"From them, one SBML gun, some explosives like detonators, starters, fuse wires and explosives have been seized," he added.
Police is investigating in the matter and further interrogating of the Maoists is in progress. (ANI)