Security Forces Exchange Fire With Maoists In Kandhamal, Arms Recovered

Phulbani: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoists during a combing operation near Kumbhaharu village under Gochhapada Police Station in Kandhamal district on Monday.

Based on reliable input an anti naxalite operation of a joint team of SOG and DVF Kandhamal was launched on June 20 (Sunday) near Kumbhaharu village. On the morning of June 21 (Monday), the team was combing the area when Maoists did heavy firing from advantageous position.

The police party immediately took cover and asked Maoists to surrender themselves. In order to save themselves, the police party fired in a controlled manner in self-defence. Taking the benefit of dense jungle and difficult terrain Naxals escaped from the spot. Further search operation is continuing.

Police recovered the following incriminating articles from the spot.

01 .303.Rifle 01 No
02 .303 Ammunition 03 Nos
03 HD Cartridge 01 No
04 12 Bore Country Made gun 01 No
05 INSAS Ammunition 03 Nos
06 INSAS Magazine 01 No
07 Detonator ( Electric) 07 Nos.
08 Maoist literature Some amount
09 Haversack 05 Nos.
10 Civil Dress 01 Pair
11 Stitching Machine 01 No
12 Radio 01 No
13 Battery (Small ) 01 no
14 Maoist uniform ( Black) 01 Pair.
15 Solar Plate 02 Nos
16 Umbrella 02 Nos
17 Solar convertor 01 No
18 Polythene Sheet 02 Nos
19 Walky-talky Charger 01 No
20 Electric wire Some amount
21 Steel Kettle 01 No.
22 Steel Mug 02 nos.
23 Medicine- Huge Amount
24 Slipper 02 Pairs
25 Plastic Box 03 Nos
26 Water Bottle 02 Nos.

Vinit Agrawal, SP, Kandhamal