Fake Maoist arrested

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Jharsuguda : Badmal Police on Thursday arrested a man working in a private company for posing himself as a fake Maoist and threatening his site in-charge and HR Head to provide a hike in salary for him as well as all the local employees.

Police identified the man as Judhistir Padhan (36) a resident of Bijepur under Bargarh District. He is presently working as a fitter Technician in a Private Company in Jharsuguda

As per the report, based on the complaint was filed by one Abutar Khan, Site in charge of the private company alleging that he has received a registered letter in his office from Western Odisha Maoist who has threatened to kill him if monetary facilities are not provided to him as well as all employees of Western Odisha. The accused also gave repeated threatening calls on messages from a mobile number . The accused person again sent another letter to Human Resource Head Ranjit Mohapatra of the private company with the same handwriting and demanded monetary benefits for the employees of Western Odisha. This letter was written by Western Odisha Lal Bahini.

“I have been working in this company for 12 years, the outside employees are getting a high salary and local employees are not getting a good salary, I had asked for a hike but no one listened. I thought that by doing this, the management people will provide benefits to the local employees in fear.” Said Judhistir Padhan

Police have seized one Vivo mobile phone, one Samsung mobile, One threatening letter in the name of the Western Odisha Maoist Organisation in Hindi. Two nos. of the threatening letter (sent through Regd. Post) to Abutar Khan and Ranjit Mohapatra. In the name of Western Odisha Maoist organization.

Jharsuguda Superintendent of Police Bikash Ch. Das said, “Based on the complaint by one Abutar Khan regarding a threatening given by a Maoist through letter and phone calls. Badmal police Investigated and arrested an employee Judhistir Padhan of Bijepur working in the same Private Company and had sent those letters posing as a fake Maoist and demanding monetary benefits for him and his colleagues. Police have seized threatening letters along with the phone from which he had committed the crime. We will also examine if he is linked to any Maoist organization.”