Another Maoist involved in killing of DD cameraman from Odisha nabbed

Bhubaneswar: A year after Dantewada naxal attack, another Maoist allegedly involved in killing of Odisha’s Doordarshan Cameraperson Achyutananda Sahu was arrested in Chhattisgarh.

The wanted Maoist Kesha Korram, who carried a bounty of Rs 2 lakh on his head, was nabbed by Chhattisgarh police during search operation at a forest in Dantewada on Wednesday.

The security personnel also seized a bunch of wires used for landmines and detonators from possession of the red rebel.

Police sources said, Kesha Korram is an active member of the Darabha Action Committee of the banned CPI-Maoist outfit. He is an expert in carrying out IED and detonator blast.

According to reports, Korram was part of a Maoist squad involved in October 2018 Dantewada attack in which three policemen and a Doordarshan cameraman were killed.

Earlier, three Maoists including a woman allegedly involved in the attack were arrested in April this year. They were identified as Hunga Korram (21), Kishor Madvi (19) and Jogi Korram (20). While Korram and Madvi were active as Janmilitia platoon members, woman Maoist Jogi was a member of CNM (Chetna Natya Mandali), a cultural outfit of Maoists.

Achyutananda from Sonepur district of Odisha had joined the Doordarshan in New Delhi in 2011. A Maoist squad had attacked the police personnel escorting a three-member team of the national broadcaster near Nilawaya village on October 30, 2018 ahead of Assembly election in Chhattisgarh.

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