Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Phulbani, Dec 2:

A day after the exchange of fire between Maoists and Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel near Lankagarh village under Belaghar police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, SP Pinak Mishra today informed that Rs 32,000 demonetized currency notes were seized from the Maoist camp.


As many as 48 scrapped notes in denominations of Rs 500 and 8 notes in denominations of Rs 1000 were seized from the spot, the SP said at a press conference here.

This apart, two tiffin bombs, two country-made guns, live bullets, 15 detonators, Maoist uniforms, cooking items and medicines were seized by police, he said.

“SOG jawans started an operation after getting information from Intelligence department regarding presence of Maoists on hills near Lankagarh. The Maoists ran helter-skelter after exchange of fire. There were 20-25 Maoists present at the camp,” IG, Southern Range Amitabh Thakur had said yesterday.