Bhubaneswar: Maiost leader Sabyasachi Panda has confessed that Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and Umarkote MLA Jagabandhu Majhi were killed by Maoists and he regretted the deeds.

He confessed that Laxmanananda Saraswati and Umarkote MLA Jagabandhu Majhi’s killing was a haste decision of lower cadres. Generally before taking any extreme measures, an approval is taken from the state committee. First a warning is given to the person, and at the extreme case death penalty is given.

He also clarified their involvement in Kotgad ambulance blast case, Sabyasachi said.