Jajpur, Aug 13: Three suspected Maoists, including two women, were
arrested in after a joint operation by the Barachana and
Balichandrapur police, district police sources said on Wednesday.
Police also detained a foreigner and the driver of an Indica car in
which the woman Maoist and the foreigner were traveling and seized the
The three have been indentified as Pratima Das(32), Brajamohan
Hembrum(38) and Santi Hansda(35). Das is a lawyer by profession.
Police also detained David Hughes(60), a tourist from the US , and Devi
Prasad Mishra(25) driver of the seized vehicle.
While Pratima, David and Devi were picked up by the police from near
Kaudikhola Chhak on Chandikhole- Paradip express highway while traveling
in an Indica car on Tuesday, Santi and Brajamohan were arrested from
Kalinga Nagar area on Wednesday.
“Pratima is a Maoist and she was monitoring the woman’s wing in the
entire state for the last couple of years. As she was not involved in
any activity in Jajpur and had no cases against her found during
thorough interrogation, we have handed over her to Jagatsinghpur
district police for further interrogation, ” said D.S. Kuttey,
Superintendent of Police of Jajpur district