Kalimela: Based on information received from a reliable source, the troops of 142 Bn BSF carried out an operation today in the general area of Gomphakonda reserve forest. During a search in the targeted area, the search team located an old Maoist dump near Marigetta village of Bodigetta panchayat under Kalimela police limits in Malkangiri district.
BSF has been carrying out relentless combing operations in highly Naxal-infested Malkangiri and Koraput districts of South Odisha. Such recoveries would certainly dent Maoist strategy and dampen their spirits to take on the ever-growing dominance of the security forces. Following the search operation, IED-making materials and several Maoist-related items were unearthed from the spot.
Earlier, this area used to be highly influenced by Maoists and their sympathisers. The Maoist outfits keep IED-making materials in isolated and secluded places to prepare those IEDs to be used against the security forces and local police operating in these areas, a BSF spokesperson said.
“BSF is actively operating in Malkangiri district and extensively dominating the area. In the wake of huge recovery, further combing and search operations would continue to make the region safe for the security forces as well as local residents,” the senior BSF official expressed.