Maoist dalams (groups/units) were caught during combing operations in the Koraput forest area in Odisha today.
Police reportedly identified the dalams as those that participated in the killing of Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma.
According to informed sources, some Maoists escaped the scene, and the the police are still continuing the combing operation for them. It is learnt that the police headquarters received information that there was an action team too. The higher officials, who received the information, are supervising the combing operations and directing the combing teams to continue the operation to trace the remaining Maoists.
It is also learnt that the police are getting ready to send helicopters to the spot. Greyhounds, anti-naxal squads and the Odisha police force also participated in the joint combing operation.