Koraput: Police on Saturday conducted raids and arrested a hardcore Maoist of Nandpur Area Committee from Padua area in the district.
He has been identified as Jayaram Khila, a native of Tala Kandapalli under Padua police limits.
Koraput SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said the arrested Maoist was involved in the brutal killing of Sarpanch of Hatibari gram panchayat Jagannath Khara on August 8, 2017.
He is also an accused in the murder of TDP Whip MLA Kidari Sarvewara Rao of Arku Constituency and Ex-MLA Siberi Soma near Livitiputtu village under Dumuriguda police limits in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on September 23 last year, the SP said.
He further said that Khali will be produced in a court and the NIA team has been intimated for necessary action in the above case.