Jagabandhu Majhi’s murder accused surrenders before Andhra Police

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    Bhubaneswar: Naxal leader Jani Salem accused of murder of Umarkote legislature Jagabandhu Majhi has surrendered before police Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Police said here on Thursday.

    Brijesh Kumar Ray, S P, Nabrangpur said the most wanted Maoist surrendered before the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) headquarters at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh on January 31 this year.

    A team of Odisha police officials with officers of the Anti-Naxal Cell have left for Hyderabad to interrogate Salem, Nabrangpur SP said.

    It may be mentioned here that miscreants had shot at MLA Jagabandhu Majhi and his PSO Prasant Patra from point blank range at Gona Hatpada under Raighar block in Odisha’s Nawarangpur district on September 24, 2011 while he was distributing forest land pattas to beneficiaries under the Forest Rights Act.

    Naxal leader Jani Salem police said belongs to Chhattisgarh Mainpur division of the outlawed CPI(Maoist).