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Maoist camp destroyed in South Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput/Malkangiri, Sept 3:

Anti Maoist operation combing securitymen_20100920In a joint raid, the Koraput and Malkangiri police today destroyed a Maoist camp inside a forest at Majhiguda under Boipariguda police station limits in Odisha’s Koraput district.

Briefing newsmen at Koraput, southwestern IG Yashwant Jethwa said that acting on a tip-off that the left wing ultras were running a camp inside the forest at Majhiguda, a joint team of police forces of Koraput and Malkangiri districts began a combing operation in the area.

During the operation, the team came across a Maoist camp deep inside the forest. Later, they seized an SLR rifle and a pistol from the camp which was later destroyed.

There was no encounter during the operation as the Maoists had fled the camp by the time the security forces arrived at the spot, Jethwa added.