Maoist Camp Busted In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri:  The security personnel busted a Maoist camp inside a forest in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Wednesday after an exchange of fire with the left wing extremists.

Briefing the mediapersons here, Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Khiladi said that the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel, acting on a tip-off about the presence of the Maoists in Daldali forest in Tulasi hill area under Mathili police limits along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, had carried out a combing operation in the area for two days.

During the combing operation on Wednesday, the Maoists suddenly opened fire at the SOG personnel who immediately retaliated. However, the Maoists managed later managed to escape through dense forest cover. The security personnel later began a search operation in the forest and busted a camp and seized several articles including some explosive devices, solar kits and uniforms.

After the seizure of these articles, the search operation in the area has been intensified, the SP added.

It may be mentioned that the secretary of the Malkangiri-Koraput-Visakha Divisional Committee (MKVDC) Kailash in an audio tape released to the media on April 5 had announced that there will be no attacks on security forces in view of the fast spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

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