Three hardcore women Maoist cadre arrested

Parlakhemundi (Orissa), Feb 12 (PTI) Three hardcorewomen Maoist cadre, involved in several crimes includingNayagarh armoury attack, were arrested today in Orissa''sGajapati district.

"During combing operation by the district police, thewomen cadre identified as Basanti Pattamajhi, Monita Desamajhialias Prami and Laxmi Pattamajhi were arrested from theirBaliganda village in Adaba police station," Superintendent ofPolice Sarthak Sarangi said.

The trio, in their early 20''s, was allegedly involvedin several crimes including attack on a bus at Raipanka,mobile tower blast at Birikot, killing of a gram rakshi atKatama, forest beat house blast at Paniganda in Gajapatidistrict and Nayagarh armoury attack in 2008.

Besides, Monita and Laxmi were also involved intorching of at least 14 vehicles used for road construction atPindiki and landmine blast targeting a police vehicle AndhariGhati in which policemen were injured.

The trio was forwarded to the court, Sarangi said. PTICOR AAM AMD

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