Landmines found in Kandhamal district

Phulbani: Security personnel seized three landmines and electric wire and batteries in Kandhamal district on Friday.

The seizures from a forest under Dargabali revenue village in Brahmanigaon police station limits were three landmines, electric wire, electrical switches, digital multi meter, dry battery and others, police sources said.

The material were found during a joint combing operation by the CRPF and the state’s elite anti-Maoist force Special Operation Group.

The materials were suspected to have been stored by Maoists for use in future, Deputy Superintendent of Police G P Behera said.

Earlier on 8 a powerful landmine was recovered from a place between Kotagada and Srirampur.