News: Gananath Patra arrested

Yesterday Com Gananath Patra was arrested in Bhubaneswar. Following is a news report:

Bhubaneswar: Prominent Left leader and adviser of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS), Narayanpatna, Gananath Patra was today arrested here on the charge of instigating violence in tribal-dominated Koraput district.

Patra, was arrested from city’s Vivekananda Marg, the police said adding that CMAS was engaged in several violent activities in Koraput district.

“He has been accused of murder, attempt to murder and rioting. Several cases were registered against him in Bandhugaon police station,” Superintendent of Police Koraput Anup Sahu said.

While CMAS president Nachika Linga had gone into hiding after the police crackdown on his house at Narayanpatna, Patra was found here.

Linga was suspected to be taking shelter in jungle with Maoists, the police said.

Earlier, Patra had led a agitation of CMAS here in the state capital during the assembly session.

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