Jhargram: The joint security forces on Friday recovered arms and explosives from the Maoists-infested forests of West Midnapore district during a combing operation against the ultras.
Led by Praveen Tripathi, Superintendent of Police
(Jhargram), the forces exchanged few rounds of fire with the
Maoists, who were running a training camp surrounding the
Bidihadi forest area here.
The Maoists, however, managed to flee early morning on Friday after the operation began last night.
Several Maoists have been injured in the firing,
police said adding that none from the security forces were
Police have found four pistols, 70 catridges,
detonators, hand grenades and other explosives from the
Besides this, mobile phones, sim cards, uniforms,
medicines, Maoist literature and cash of Rs 50,000 was also
recovered, police said.
They have detained Azad Singh from the spot, who is
being interrogated on his links with the Maoists.