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Construction firm employee held for alleged link with Maoists

Press Trust of India  |  Malkangiri (Odisha) 

An of a construction firm has been arrested for his alleged link with Maoists in Odisha's district, police said Sunday.

Taraknath Paul (41) was picked up from Poplur Road near Doraguda village in the district on Friday evening and detonators, electric wires were seized from his possession, Superintendent of Police said.

"Paul failed to give a convincing reason for moving around in a desolate area with detonators and electric wires. The police patrol team also seized from him several documents, a bag with Rs 61,000 cash and a mobile phone," he said.

During interrogation, Paul confessed that he was supposed to meet a in and hand over the cash and detonators to the rebels, the SP said.

"The accused, who hails from a remote village in station area, also told police that he had been supplying explosive materials, funds and other logistics to the Maoists for a while now," Meena added.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 13:55 IST