Phulbani (Orissa): A landmine, suspected
to have been planted by Maoists, and some explosives were
unearthed by securitymen during anti-Naxalite operations in
Orissa`s Kandhamal district on Saturday.
The seizures were made during combing operation by the
Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel of Orissa near
Godibali Chowk under Daringibadi area, IIC of Daringibadi
police station S K Gantayat said.
The landmine, planted by Maoists along a forest road,
was detected with the help of sophisticated gadgets.
Besides the powerful landmine, other materials which
were stumbled upon by the SOG personnel included 15 meters of
wire, 10 kilograms of explosives, two detonators and two
batteries, the officer said.
The anti-landmine squad of the police had since
defused the landmine, Gantayat said adding combing operation
in the area had been intensified to find if the ultras have
planted some more landmines.