Pawan alias Soma Phoda Weladi (35), resident of Parsengdi, Chhattisgarh, was arrested this afternoon on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border.
A press release by the superintendent of police, Gadchiroli, said Pawan was a member of Gariabandh divisional committee of Maoists, and was involved in several acts of violence in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha in the last 20 years.
He had also worked as a bodyguard for senior Naxal leaders, the release said.
This was the second big break-through after the arrest of three Naxals on Gadchiroli-Bijapur border in April this year, police said.
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