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Hardcore Maoist Involved In Killing TDP MLA, Village Sarpanch Arrested In Odisha’s Koraput

27 April 2019


Bhubaneswar: Hardcore militia Jayaram Khilla of Nandpur Area Committee was arrested by Koraput police today. According to information shared by the cops, he was involved in killing of TDP MLA at Arku, Andhra Pradesh and murder of Sarpanch in Hatibari, Sundergarh.

Reportedly, Khilla belongs to Tala Kandapalli village under Padwa police station.

In September 2018, TDP Whip MLA Kidari Sarvewara Rao, of Arku Constituency and Ex-MLA Siberi Soma of Andhra Pradesh were murdered by Maoists near Livitiputtu village under Dumuriguda Police Station. Due to his involvement in the case, Khilla will taken on remand by NIA team for further interrogation.

In 2017, sitting Sarpanch of Hatibari GP, Jagannath Khara, was killed in his village by a group of CPI (Maoist) cadres including Khilla. In the same year, he was also involved in torching three crawlers and one excavator machine. He will be forwarded to the court of Law in the above said case today, informed cops.