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Sabyasachi Panda

Sabyasachi Panda is a Naxalite-Maoist leader in India.[1] He is wanted by the state police of several states in India for his involvement in criminal activities. He came into international news in 2012, for his alleged engineering of the kidnapping of two Italians nationals. He is also alleged to have involved and wanted in more than 50 criminal cases, including the murder of Swami Laxamananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district in 2008 that had triggered communal violence in the region.[2] He was expelled by the CPI(Maoist) and then he floated a new party called the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist).[2] He was also wanted in the abduction case of two Italian tourists, who were released later in March 2012. On July 18, 2014 Odisha Police raided a Maoist hideout in Ganjam district on the basis of intelligence inputs and arrested Sabyasachi Panda from Berhampur.[3] 45-year-old Sabyasachi Panda carried a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head.

Early life and education

Panda is a son of a freedom fighter and three-time CPI(M) MLA from Ranpur, Mr. Ramesh Panda. He is a graduate in mathematics from Puri’s Samant Chandra Shekhar government college.[4] He is married to Subhashree or Mili Panda from Nimapara. [5]

In July 2014, Panda was arrested in Ganjam, Odisha by the state police.[6]


  1. ^ "Sabyasachi seeks clarification in fresh tape; No word from Hikaka abductors".  
  2. ^ a b Nagpal, Deepak (18 July 2014). "Top Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested in Odisha: Reports". Zee News. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Odisha’s top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda arrested in Ganjam district". IANS. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Final Battle of Sabyasachi Panda". 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Mohanty, Meera (21 March 2014). "Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda’s wife Mili Panda makes political debut in Odisha". Economic Times. PTI. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested in Odisha: Reports". Patrika Group. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
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