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Huge cache of arms, ammunition seized from Maoist camp

Maoist camp

Rourkela: The  Rourkela  police  along with  DVF  and  CRPF in a  joint  search operation found  large quantities of  arms and ammunitions  from  a Maoist camp in the Lunga Reserve Forest under the Mahulpada  police station of Sundargarh district on  Saturday.

Rourkela SP Anirudha Singh and CRPF 19th battalion second-in-command Sunil Bhawar said that Mohulpada police were tipped off about the arms and other materials kept hidden in the forest by the ultras. Subsequently, a search operation was launched. While trying to escape, the Maoists might have dumped the materials there.

At least 20 kg of explosives, one 12 bore SBML gun, two county-made pistols and one revolver, 20 rounds of 8 mm ammunition, four rounds of 12 bore cartridges, 56 rounds of .355, .303 and .556 caliber ball ammunition, 10 metres of wires, 68 detonators, two walkie-talkie sets, Maoist literature, articles of daily use and camp materials were seized by the police. A case has been registered at  Mohulpada police station.

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