Vikash Sharma

The jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered a huge cache of explosives from Taimal forest in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district. All the explosives were dumped at an isolated place and were recovered by a special team of 88 battalion of the BSF.

It is suspected that the explosives were hidden in the dump by the ultras with the intention of targeting the security personnel in the region.

As per official reports, one gun, 2 empty SBML shells, 11 hand grenades and 28 detonators besides 3 steel tiffin boxes and other articles have been recovered from the dump.

In January last year, the security forces recovered a huge quantity of explosives during a combing operation in the Swabhiman Anchal (Cut-off region) of Malkangiri district. The explosive dump was detected by the personnel of the Special Operation Group (SOG) and the District Voluntary Force (DVF).

Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) Nitesh Wadhwan said four tiffin bombs and 20 web belts and huge quantities of medicines were found. The security forces also had recovered a huge cache of explosives and country-made weapons from a Maoist dump ahead of the panchayat polls in the month of February last year.

Country-made guns, a Tiffin-box IED (weighing 05 Kg), 4 broken country-made pistols and revolvers, a walky-talky set and detonators were recovered from the Maoist dump.


(Reported by Jitendra Beura, OTV)