At a presser, DIG of Police (SWR) Koraput, Rajesh Pandit said the Maoists were identified as Poje Mandavi alias Anita (25), a native of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, and Samudra Bagh (32), a resident of Nuapada district in Odisha.
Both were members of Mainpur Nuapada Division of CPI (Maoists), he added.
The DIG said that the duo was found to have been involved in many cases of violence in Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, and neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
The police said that Anita had joined the Maoist group in 2010 and was working as a party member of Bodchatia local organisation squad (LOS) prior to her joining Mainpur-Nuapada Division. She was influenced by Bal Sanghatan under Ungi. She was promoted as area committee member (ACM) in 2020 and has been active since 2013.
Similarly, Bagh had joined the Maoists in 2017 and has been active ever since as a militia member of the Mainpur-Nuapada Division. He reportedly provided information and other inputs to the extremists. Bagh was also providing medicines and other essential articles to the rebels, the police said.
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