Maoist camp busted, explosives seized in Odisha



Berhampur: A Maoist camp was busted and a huge cache of explosives and other materials were seized by security forces in a forest in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Sunday.

No Maoist was, however, arrested during the operation carried out jointly by Special Operation Group (SOG), District Voluntary Force (DVF) and police team in Sorada area during the last four days, SP (Ganjam) Ashish Singh said today.

The ultras might have got information about the movement of security forces and fled leaving behind explosives and other belongings in the camp which were seized by the security personnel. This was one of the major haul in the district, a senior police officer said.

The seized explosive items included two tiffin land mines bombs, three soap case bombs, nine detonators, 26 detonators with non-prime, two printer cartridge, three bundles of fuse wires, a bag containing white powder, around two Kilograms of iron plates used for preparation of clamour mines, 150 sticks of the cylindrical shape, ammunition pouch and around a dozen empty soap boxes, police said.

Several Maoist literatures, both hand written and printed, around 120 CDs, 150-watt inverter, seven bags, four pairs of uniform, red clothes were also seized, they said.

"The landmines were defused by the bomb disposal squad," police said.

PTI