The joint team of paramilitary forces and police raided the forest near Sapalaguda late Tuesday on inputs given by Ramesh Tama, a local Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) deputy commander, arrested by the police last week, district Superintendent of Police Anoop Krishna told a news agency.
The arms and ammunition recovered from the site included six landmines, one country- made pistol, and several electronic detonators, he added. Rayagada is about 400 km from state capital Bhubaneswar and the district is considered a rebel stronghold.
Bhubaneswar: Security forces unearthed a rebel arms dump during a raid on a Maoist hideout in the forested area in Odisha's Rayagada district and recovered landmines and electronic detonators, officials said Wednesday.
First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 16:23