Deogarh: A Maoist camp under Barkot police limits in the district was destroyed by security forces and huge cache of arms and explosive materials were seized from the spot following an exchange of fire last night.
Sources said, the face-off took place during a joint combing operation by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), District Voluntary Force (DVF) and armed police in the forest.
During the operation sensing the security personnel near the camp, the ultras opened fire, which was retaliated, sources added.
Following the incident, combing operations in the area has been intensified and more forces are deployed, Deogarh SP Sarah Sharma said.
Meanwhile, DIG (north-central) Rajesh Kumar rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation.