Malkangiri: Local police today arrested a hardcore Maoist involved in extremist activities in Odisha.
The member of the outlawed CPI (Maoists) identified as Trinath Bhumia has been arrested by Mathili police.
The 25-year-old was booked under serious charges such as 147, 148, 149, 302, 120 B of IPC and several sections of Arms Act.
Trinath Bhumia was actively working for the CPI (Maoist) in Tulsi Hill range area under Mathili police limits in Malkangiri. He was involved in many crimes executed by Maoists to create terror among locals. He was specially trained in planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), police said.