Four Maoists arrested after gunfight in Orissa

Four Maoists were arrested after a gunfight in Orissa`s Gajapati district Friday, police said.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2010, 13:13 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Four Maoists were arrested after a gunfight in Orissa`s Gajapati district Friday, police said.

"Police spotted a Maoist camp in a forested area near the district`s Adaba area. They retaliated after the rebels fired at them," District Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Arora said.
"Police spotted a Maoist camp in a forested area near the district`s Adaba area. They retaliated after the rebels fired at them," District Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Arora said.

Four rebels, aged between 20-35, were captured after the gunfight that lasted an hour, he said.
Maoist uniforms, literature and some weapons, including a country-made gun, were seized from the site, he said.

More then half of state`s 30 districts are Maoists affected. Gajapati, some 300 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, is one of the worst-hit districts.

IANS