Liquid explosive recovered from Maoist camp in Orissa

Security personnel on Saturday seized 12 bottles of PETN (pentaerythritol tetranite), a liquid explosive material, and other items used in manufacturing explosives from a Maoist camp in Orissa`s Malkangiri district, police said.

Updated: Jan 08, 2011, 20:57 PM IST

Malkangiri (Orissa): Security personnel on Saturday seized 12 bottles of PETN (pentaerythritol tetranite), a liquid explosive material, and other items used in manufacturing explosives from a Maoist camp in Orissa`s Malkangiri district, police said.
Personnel of elite anti-Maoist force Special Operation
Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Police (DVP) during a joint
operation detected a Maoist camp inside Kathabaunsaguda forest
under Mithili police station and found the explosives,
Malkangiri SP Anirudha Singh said.

Pointing that recovery of the liquid explosive was the
first of its kind in the state, he said no ultra was arrested
from the camp, as they had abandoned it before the arrival of
securitymen.

The items seized by police included 12 bottles of
PETN, two drums used for manufacturing big landmines, battery
charger, fuse wire, switch boards and some malaria kits, the
SP said, adding that the ultras could have stored them at the
camp to create a major violence.

The police raided the camp, a new one of the ultras,
following a tip off.
PTI