Malkangiri: Huge cache of explosives and Maoist items were seized during a joint operation by Malkangiri Police and Border Security Force (BSF) in the general area of Swabhiman Anchal under Jodambo police limits bordering Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, said police sources on Friday.
Reportedly, on the basis of specific information, an intensive search and area domination was conducted by Malkangiri Police and BSF resulting in uncovering of one major Maoist dump near the jungle area in between Taber and Arlingpada village under Jantri gram panchayat.
This led to the recovery and seizure of a large quantity of explosives, Maoist literature, medicines, and other incriminating articles. It is suspected that these articles were intended to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and to target civilians and police forces.
The seized items include 6 tiffin IEDs, two pressure IEDs, one metre codex wire, two number of 7.62 mm ball ammunition, one INSAS magazine, one IED mechanism, one pair of jungle shoes, one pair of Maoist uniform, one haverstack, one kit bag, one 9 volt battery, one 3 volt battery, five pencil batteries, one green polythene, one mobile charger, two mobile batteries, Maoists literature, medicines, and other incriminating and daily use articles.
“This is a major jolt to the subversive and anti-national design of Maoists in this area. We are suspecting that these explosives along with other articles belong to the Maoists cadres of AOBSZC and they were intended to be used against innocent civilians and security forces to carry out their subversive, anti-national activities,” stated Malkangiri Police.
In the wake of recovery, further combing and search operations are going on in the area, it added.