Gadchiroli: A huge cache of arms and
ammunition, including 70 kgs of ammonium nitrate and 368
gelatin sticks, have been recovered by security forces engaged
in anti-Naxal operations along the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra
In a joint operation led by paramilitary ITBP, the police
forces of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh recovered the
explosives after they began a `cordon and search` operation
last evening in the jungles of Gwaldand, Maldogri and
The operation was based on intelligence inputs.
Other recoveries by the security forces, said to be one
of the largest in recent times, include 944 cartridges of .303
gun, six claymore mines, 100 other cartridges, 31 detonators,
three 12-bore guns with 42 cartridges, 19 grenades, one
wireless phone and a VHF radio battery set and 1,000 metres of
A senior security official said the recovery from the
jungles of the borders of the two states indicate the dominant
presence of Maoists in these areas and their activities.
The other recoveries include 650 metres of fuse wire and
a carbine along with other accessories used to set up
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been operating
in the border areas of these states to check the movement of
Naxlas as they use border areas to escape the police net.
Over 200 troops of the force were deployed for the
operation which ended this morning.