Malkangiri: As two days are left for the Republic Day celebrations, security arrangements have been tightened across Odisha. During a combing operation, the security personnel recovered a large quantity of explosives concealed under a stone pile in Malkangiri district today.
On basis of a specific intelligence input, a joint team of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Malkangiri District Police launched an operation. During the search, the team of security personnel busted a Maoist camp near Totaguda in the district. They recovered seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive material hidden under a stone pile from the spot and defused them.
Official sources said with this recovery, the security personnel foiled the nefarious designs of Maoists. The explosives and IEDs were concealed to be used later for causing harm to the security personnel.