Bhubaneswar: A suspected youth, detained by police is not maoist said police. he works as a labourer in a brick-kiln in neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh. He has no links with the Maoists, clarified Central Range IG Soumendra Priyadarshi.
The youth identified as Suresh Panharia is the resident of Boden block of Nuapada district and he works as a labourer in a brick-kiln in neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh.
“The initial probe following interrogation and verification suggested that the suspected youth is not a Maoist,” he said adding that Suresh along with his two associates was trying to hide in an unidentified location.
“After the incident was reported in media, we had sent a team of police to the spot. The items including a blanket and container recovered from the site are all necessary for a common man. However, further verification will be continued into the incident,” he said.
He also cleared an air on combing operation launched in Gajamundia forest. He said that a team of trained police personnel was sent to the area for investigation.
Notably, the suspected youth was caught by the locals while he was buying some grocery items from a local market at Deuli village in Gajamundia forest under Begunia police limits yesterday.