Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha

Police said they have destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha`s Deogarh district.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 19, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Police on Saturday said they have destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha`s Deogarh district.

District Superintendent of Police Ashish Kumar Singh said the camp was destroyed on Friday in Prabhasuni reserve forest area.
He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gunbattle with the rebels which ended with the Maoists fleeing the area.

"Two-three rebels might have sustained injuries in the gunfight, although they managed to flee," he told a news agency.

Police have also seized some arms and ammunition from the site, he added.
The district headquarters town of Deogarh is about 280 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.