Malkangiri: Maoists decamped with vessel-load of grocery items meant for BSF Jawans near Totapadar in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district last evening.
According to reports, a group of red rebels attacked at least two vessels near Totapadar area and thrashed policemen accompanying it in the afternoon. Later on, they looted food items loaded on the vessels and ran away.
“A private boat was carrying the grocery items from Chitrakonda. The Maoists intercepted the boat at Kotagoda Ghat and looted the boat,” said Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena.
BSF personnel immediately swung into action following the loot and detained two persons in Kunturpadar village suspecting them to be Maoists’ sympathisers.