Koraput: Odisha police arrested a hardcore Maoist identified as Jayaram Khilla, who was involved in assassination of the TDP legislator from Araku, Kidari Sarvewara Rao, in Andhra Pradesh, informed Koraput police here today.
Apart from Araku murder case, Khilla, the militia of Nandpur Area Committee and resident of Tala Kandapalli village under Padwa police limits, was also wanted in Andhra Ex-MLA Siberi Soma murder case.
He was also involved in killing of sarpanch Jagannath Khara in Hatibari village and torching of three crawler/excavator machines.
The Maoist was booked under several Acts of IPC, UAP and Arms Act.
The accused will be produced at a local court in sarpanch murder case today.
He will be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for further interrogation in killings of two political leaders, the district police said.