Naxal hideout busted in Odisha’s Nuapada; arms and ammunition seized

Nuapada: Security forces busted a Naxal camp near a village under Sinapali police limits in Nuapada district of Odisha with seizure of huge cache of arms and ammunition during a combing operation.

Acting on a tip-off from Nuapada police about a huge camping of Maoists in large numbers in the dense forest area near Odisha-Chhattisgarh border under Patdhara Reserve Forest under Sinapali police limits, an anti-Naxal operation was launched by combined security forces of SOG, DVF, COBRA, and CRPF on August 17.

During the combing operation, the security forces unearthed a Naxal camp near Jholapada village and recovered Maoist articles from the spot.

The items included 28 detonators, 1 kg low explosives, 1 AK 47 empty case, 2 radios, 1 multimeter, 1 battery (6 volt), 2 batteries (9 volt), 2 mobile chargers, 2 mobile batteries, 2 torch lights, 1 Maoist uniform, 4 knives, 3 arrows, 2 bundles of rope, 2 haversacks, 2 bundles of wire, 1 whistle cord, 1 bundle of cotton, 7 polyethylene, 1 switch, 1 key ring, 1 water bottle, 1 spoon, 1 cup, 1 nail polish, 6 soaps, 1-meter tap, 1 shoe, 2 sandals, ladies clothes, medicine, Maoist literature and 1 water drum.

Addressing mediapersons, Nuapada SP GR Raghavendra said the joint operation was carried out after police received specific intelligence on the whereabouts of the Naxals on August 17. “After getting tip-off, SOG, DVF, COBRA and CRPF forces got together and launched a combing operation where the Maoist camp was busted in Jholapada village. The security personnel have also recovered 28 detonators, explosives and Maoist literature among other things. Further combing operation is underway,” he added.


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