Orissa: Explosives hidden by Maoists recovered

In a major haul, securitymen seized a huge cache of explosives, gadgets and documents hidden by Maoists in Malkangiri district, police said.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 21:36 PM IST

Malkangiri: In a major haul,
securitymen seized a huge cache of explosives, gadgets and
documents hidden by Maoists in an inaccessible forest area of
Malkangiri district on Tuesday, police said.

On a tip-off, personnel of BSF, Odisha`s elite anti-naxal
Special Operations Group (SOG) and police raided a temporary
camp of the red rebels near Khalguda village in Mudulipada
area, about 70 km from here, they said.

Though the ultras present at the site fled after getting
information about the operation, a huge quantity of explosives
and other materials stocked by them was recovered, they said.

The seized materials included 98 electronic detonators,
24 gelatine sticks, some improvised explosive devices, two
drums used for landmine and three tiffin bombs.

A map of neighbouring Koraput district was also recovered
from the site along with Maoist literature in Odia and Telugu,
leaflets, posters and banners, they said, adding some gadgets
including two cameras with flash and two radio sets were also
found.

PTI