Malkangiri (Odisha), June 29: Two Maoists, a man and his son, allegedly involved in several incidents of violence including murder, were arrested from Silakota forests in Malkangiri district, police said.
Kasa Madhi and his son Dulla Madhi were caught during a joint combing operation by Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) personnel yesterday, superintendent of police, Akhileswar Singh said.
The ultras belonged to the 'Padia dalam' of the Maoists and were active members of the militia for the last four years, he said. During interrogation, the duo had confessed to their involvement in the killing of Pandu Madkami, village head of Parsonpalli on October 27 last year.
The arrests assumed significance as a three-member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) undertook a visit here two days ago to record the statement of two Maoists arrested in the district for their alleged involvement in the May 25 Chhattisgarh Naxal ambush in which several Congress leaders were killed.