Pradeep Pattanayak

Security forces on Saturday busted a Maoist camp and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Gunduri reserve forest near Manaska village under Sadar police limits of Kalahandi. 

The police were tipped off about the activities of Maoists in Gunduri reserve forest and Jugsaipatna on March 14. 

The security forces led by the Kalahandi Superintendent of Police (SP) launched a combing operation in the said areas and swooped down on the camp. Seeing the forces marching towards them, the ultras stepped back and entered into the deep of the forest. 

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Later, the forces seized 58 rounds of bullets, 10 detonators, 500 grams of gunpowder, hand grenade, gelatin sticks, two pairs of uniforms and other articles. Besides, security forces also seized a Maoist poster in which the Ultras appealed to take revenge of three Maoists gunned down by police in Taparang forest and warned police informers of stringent action against them. 

Informing about the development, Kalahandi SP Abhilas G said, “We had information regarding around 10 to 12 Ultras of BGN Division moving in Gunduri reserve forest near Manaska village. A joint operation comprising CRPF and the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel was carried out.”

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  • Rajkumar Shingdeo