Monday, June 2, 2014
Odisha Police, BSF arrested wanted Maoist commander during joint combing operation
Report by Manoranjan Routray, Koraput: The Koraput district police, in a raid conducted jointly with 202 COBRA and 118 BSF, arrested Mino Hikaka@ Bikash (28), Area commander of Srikakula Koraput Divisional committee of CPI (Maoist), from Musalmunda forest area under Narayanpatna police station on Sunday 1st June 2014.
Koraput SP Awinash Kumar said, Mino Hikoka is a native of village Dumusil under Narayanpatana block and was operating in Narayanpatna area. Mio Hikaka become militia member in the year 2008 and rapidly elevated to the rank of Naxal commander in Narayanpatna area. He was heading Melecha group which was frontal organization of Maoists in the area, entrusted with the task of identifying suspected police informers and recruiting militia in the area, the SP Awinash Kumar said. According to police sources, he has 16 warrants pending against him.
Other than this he is suspected to be involved in various cases of Naxal violence, looting, road blocking, IED blasting etc.