Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Sep 18:
Security personnel have destroyed a Maoist camp and seized large quantities of detonators, communication equipment; Maoist literature and articles used by Red rebels during combing operations in the forested area between Dumuriguda-Panasput-Kandra in Hatibari panchayat under Padwa police limits in Nandapur block in Odisha’s Koraput district.
Acting on intelligence inputs that armed Maoists were hiding in the nearby forested area jawans of Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) conducted a combing operation in Panasput forest under Hatibari panchayat late on Saturday night and have seized two walkie-talkie sets, huge quantities of explosives including detonators, medicines and Maoist literature, informed Koraput SP Charan Singh Meena at a press conference here today.
There was an exchange of fire between the Maoists and security forces for over half an hour, however, the Rebels managed to escape taking advantage of the dense forest and hills, he added.
The Red rebels belonged to Andhra-Odisha Special Zonal Committee’s Koraput division of the CPI (Maoist), Meena said.