The mastermind of Janiguda ambush in February, 2012 which resulted in killing of four Border Security Force officials including Commandant Jeevan Ram Khaswan and Deputy Commandant Rajesh Sharan and Malkangiri Divisional Committee member of Maoists Madhab alias Golla Ramullu was killed in a fierce encounter with the security forces near Chhiliba forest under Machhkund police limits on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG) commandos from Koraput and adjoining Malkangiri district raided a Maoist hideout in Chhiliba forest bordering Koraput and Malkangiri districts, where most wanted Maoist Madhab along with other cadres were present, said Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh.
Seeing the security forces, the rebels fired at them leading to an exchange of fire in which Madhab got killed while four others escaped, Singh said.
Madhab, who carried a reward of Rs four lakh on his head, was involved in several criminal cases in the cut-off region on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir including Allampeka ambush that had led to killing of 38 AP Grey Hound police personnel. Besides, he was involved in many incidents of murder, extortion and land mine blasts, said the SP.
He was also the mastermind of the abduction of former Malkangiri Collector R Vineel Krishna.