Sabyasachi Panda

  • Crime Branch starts grilling Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda July 31, 2014

    Cuttack: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Thursday started questioning Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in connection with the Nayagarh armoury loot and attack on Nayagarh police station in 2008. Crime Branch IG YB Khurania said, "We have been trying to extract some information from Panda about the looted arms from...
  • Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody July 20, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days. A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a...
  • Top Odisha Maoist sent to 10-day police remand July 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha on Saturday granted the police a 10-day remand of top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, a day after his arrest, a defence lawyer said. Police had sought Panda's custody for 14 days to interrogate him. Sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) at Berhampur PK Behera, however, granted a 10-day remand,...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda's wife joins Ama Odisha Party March 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Subhashree Panda, wife of wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, on Wednesday joined Ama Odisha Party along with over 100 of her women supporters. Subhashree, who was set free from jail in 2012, said she would like to contest the ensuing assembly elections from Ranpur segment in Nayagarh district. She was arrested and...
  • 2 aides of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested April 8, 2013

    Berhampur: Two alleged aides of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, including one who acted as his courier, were arrested from Badagada in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Monday. Bubu Mohapatra and Agni Pollia were apprehended by a special police team on Sunday night about 100-km from here, Ganjam superintendent of...
  • Odisha: Top Maoist leader killed in encounter March 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar/Parlakhemundi: Top Maoist leader Pradip Majhi alias Gobind, a close associate of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda and allegedly involved in the abduction of two Italian tourists, was killed in a fierce encounter with the police in Odisha's Gajapati district on Monday. Director General of Police Prakash Mishra described the killing...
  • Sabyasachi Panda expelled from CPI(Maoist) August 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The CPI(Maoist) central committee has expelled Sabyasachi Panda, stated to be the mastermind behind kidnapping of two Italians in Odisha, for his alleged 'inimical stand' and open criticism of the leadership 'with an evil intention'. Panda, who was in charge of the outfit's Odisha state committee, was termed a 'renegade'...
  • Maoists expel leader Sabyasachi Panda August 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist has expelled its Odisha state organising committee secretary Sabyasachi Panda from the party, accusing him of an "enemy-like opportunistic stand on the outfit as also the movement and leadership". "Our central committee is expelling Sabyasachi Panda from the party and declaring the fact to...
  • Maoists treated me well, says Paolo Bosusco April 12, 2012

    Naxals have released Paulo Bosusco after a month in custody. The Odisha government has agreed to free 27 jailed cadres in exchange. ...
  • Odisha: Italian hostage Bosusco freed by Maoists April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco was released by the Maoists on Thursday, 29 days after he was abducted along with his countryman Claudio Colangelo by the Naxals in Odisha's Kandhamal district. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has congratulated Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the safe release of the Italian...
  • Naxals release Italian after 29 days: sources April 12, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Italian national Paolo Boscusco is believed to have been released by the Naxals in Odisha, according to sources. A formal announcement is awaited. Paolo Boscusco had been held hostage by the Odisha unit of the Naxals for the last 29 days. His release came a day after Maoist leader Sabyasachi...
  • Odisha hostage crisis: Panda issues fresh tape April 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A breakthrough seems to be in sight in the Odisha hostage crisis. Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in his latest audio message has said that he will free abducted Italian Paolo Boscusco if the government honoured its agreement signed with the negotiators. In a new audio tape released by the Naxal...
  • Experts slam Odisha govt for bowing to Naxals April 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has come under attack with experts saying it must stop giving in to the demands of the Naxals. The hostage crisis continues, with Naxals pressing for the release of some hardcore rebels. Ajai Sahni of the Delhi-based Institute for Conflict Management said, "I...
  • No new communication from Maoists: Odisha April 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has said that it is facilitating the release of the 27 prisoners, demanded by two Maoist groups, within the legal framework. Odisha Home Secretary U N Behera on Tuesday said that the government had not received any fresh communication from the Maoists after the deadlines last...
  • Odisha: Maoist leader Panda's wife released April 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A fast track court in the Raigada district of Odisha on Tuesday released the wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda. Subhashree Panda was arrested and jailed in 2010 in connection with an encounter case. The release of the Maoist leader's wife comes amidst the former's ultimatum to the Odisha government to...
  • Odisha hostage crisis: Naxals make more demands April 9, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A new twist in the hostage crisis has been playing out in Odisha. The two Naxal outfits have made more demands in exchange for the release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka and Italian national Paolo Boscusco. This came even after the government bowed down to their demands earlier. The Naxals...
  • Odisha hostage crisis: Panda losing support base April 9, 2012

    Kandhamal: It seems likely that Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda, who has kept the Italian national Paolo Bosusco hostage to force the government to agree to his demands, may just have committed a big blunder and in fact, put his own safety at risk. CNN-IBN has learnt that the local Dalit community,...
  • Will release MLA in presence of his wife: Naxals April 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka's hostage crisis in Odisha, Maoists on Sunday purportedly issued a fresh communication asking his wife to reach a village in Koraput district on April 10 along with 28 prisoners to pave way for the legislator's release. The letter, released to...
  • Odisha abduction: Panda hardens his stand April 8, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The release of Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco, abducted over three weeks ago, on Sunday ran into rough weather with the Maoists asking Odisha government to first "clarify" how many ultras would be set free and how many of its 13 demands would be met. Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in a...
  • Now, Odisha govt asked to free more Maoists April 7, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Maoists in Odisha, who have abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka, released a fresh audio tape on Saturday demanding the release of five more Naxals from jail, issuing a fresh deadline till April 10. The Maoists have now demanded the release of top cadre Chenda Bhushanam alias...
  • Odisha CM contradicts Naxal leader Panda's claim April 7, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday strongly refuted the claims of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda made by him in an audio tape, arguing that the Maoists had asked for the release of six Naxals, out of which the government was facilitating the release of five. Patnaik pressed for the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 6, 2012

    Sabyasachi Panda issues fresh deadline to Odisha government. Haifiz Saeed likely to appear in Manmohan-Zardari talks. ...
  • Has Patnaik set a wrong precedent by swapping Naxals for hostages? April 6, 2012

    Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has threatened to kill the Italian hostage after putting up fresh demands. ...
  • News 360: Maoist leader threatens to kill the Italian hostage April 6, 2012

    Release seven Maoists within 96 hours or the Italian hostage will be killed, says Sabyasachi Panda. ...
  • Odisha: Maoists issue 96-hour deadline for govt April 6, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda on Friday issued a fresh audio tape giving a 96-hour ultimatum to the Odisha government to release all the seven Naxals he had demanded. The Maoist leader has reiterated that he will kill Italian hostage Bosusco Paolo if the state government fails to meet the fresh...
  • Odisha CM gives in, names Naxals to be released April 6, 2012

    Kandhamal: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced the names of the 27 Maoist leaders and supporters including Sabyasachi Panda's wife - to be released from prison in exchange for the two hostages. But there's no word on when and how, and indeed whether Naxals have agreed. Though one...
  • Odisha abduction: Naxal group a divided house March 27, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The ongoing hostage crisis in Odisha has revealed that the Naxal group in the state is a divided house. Rivalry within the ranks is making the task of the Odisha government all the more difficult for negotiating the release of the second Italian hostage and the abducted BJD MLA...
  • Odisha abduction: Govt, Maoists resume talks March 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The second round of talks between the Naxal-appointed interlocutors and the government's representatives to end the Odisha hostage crisis began on Monday. While one of the abducted Italians Claudio Colangelo was released on Sunday, talks resumed to secure the release of the second Italian hostage Paulo Bosusco. Naxals released the...