32 kg explosives unearthed in Gadchiroli

About 32 kg of explosives were unearthed by security personnel today in naxal-hit Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 16:52 PM IST

Nagpur: About 32 kg of explosives were
unearthed by security personnel today in naxal-hit Gadchiroli
district of Maharashtra, police said.

The explosives, planted by Maoists, were recovered near
Repanpalli-Chhlewada village in Aheri Taluka of the district
after a special police party stumbled upon a cable line during
a demining operation on a road stretch, they said.

Dog squads and additional police force were deployed at
the spot which led to recovery of the explosives and 95 metres
of wire from the area.

In a related incident last night, a combined team of CRPF
and C-60 (special police squad) had exchanged fire with a
group of naxalites near the same village. However, there were
no casualties on either side, police said.

PTI