CRPF jawans bust Maoist camp in Patnagarh

Bolangir: A team of CRPF jawans busted a Maoist camp during a combing operation at Gandhamardhan hills of Patnagarh of Bolangir district on Sunday. Several articles including some diaries, uniforms, naxalite literature and other items used by red rebels have been seized.

Sources said all the articles were stuffed in a box and hidden inside a cave-like structure. Meanwhile, combing operations have been intensified in the area.

This is for the second time in a month that the CRPF jawans have busted a Maoist camp in Odisha. On February 12, a Maoist camp set up inside a forest near Pandripani village under Dharambandha police limits in the bordering areas of Odisha and Chhattisgarh was busted.

Earlier, the Special Operations Group (SOG) had busted a Maoist camp set up inside a forest on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border near Katphar village under Boden Police limits of Nuapada on February 6.