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Suspected Maoist nabbed, rifles seized


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Brahmapur, Feb 21:

One suspected Maoist has been nabbed from the Merikote forested area near Sorada in Ganjam district and a huge cache of arms seized, during a combing operation late on Thursday, sources said.Maoist

The man was caught when a CRPF patrol unit was combing the area and was taken in custody on the suspicion of being a Maoist, sources added .

Three INSAS rifles, two bolt action guns, 119 rounds of ammunition, four live magazines of INSAS and three other such bullet cases along with ten kgs of iron splinter used for making IEDs were recovered from the Adi-anga-Sorada area during a joint combing operation by the CRPF and the Ganjam police on Thursday, sources quoting a senior CRPF official said.

Police sources said the arms were possibly looted from the police or security forces. The seized arms and ammunition have been handed over to the local police, sources in the CRPF added.