The MLA's convoy was stopped by around 15 men, presumed to be Maoists. The Koraput SP has confirmed that the BJD MLA was picked up by the Naxals while he was on his way home.
The MLA's security officers and other officials were forced to continue their journey as the Maoists abducted the MLA. His driver and PSO was let off by the Maoists.
This incident comes days after 2 Italians were abducted by Maoists in Odisha. Massive search operations are underway by security officials to rescue and trace the abducted MLA.