Security Forces Exchange Fire With Maoists On Koraput-Malkangiri Border

Malkangiri: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoists on Tuesday during a combing operation near Kumikhari and Badli Pahad reserve forest area under Boipariguda Police limits on Koraput-Malkangiri border in Odisha. Security forces have seized arms, ammunition, medicines, and Maoist literature from the spot.

Based on specific intelligence about the movement of armed Maoist cadres for carrying out anti-national and subversive activities, an operation involving teams of SOG, DVF of Odisha Police, and BSF had been launched in Mathili Police Station of Malkangiri district and Boipariguda Police Station of Koraput district.

While this operation was going on, an exchange of fire took place near Kumikhari and Badli Pahad reserve forest area under Boipariguda Police limits between the security forces and armed Maoist cadres on September 14.

While the Maoist cadres managed to escape from the spot, following arms, ammunition, and other articles have been recovered during the operation.

1.) One .303 Rifle
2.) One .303 Magazine
3.) Six rounds of .303 Ball Ammunitions
4.) Four Detonators
5.) Two Chargers (Walky-Talky)
6.) Two Remote Controls
7.) Four Maoist Shirts
8.) One AK-47 Ceiling
9.) One Welding machine
10.) Eleven Kit Bags
11.) One Maoist Banner
12.) One Maoists Belt
13.) One Knife
14.) Maoists literature, medicines & other articles
15.) One Steel Scale
16.) Two Pair of Shoes
17.) One Pair of Chapal
18.) One Lungi
19.) Three Torch lights
20.) Four Water Jars
21.) One Scissor
22.) One Mirror
23.) Five Umbrellas
24.) One Steel Water Mug
25.) One Plastic Rope
26.) One Goggles

Prahlad Meena, SP ,Malkangiri