Monday, November 5, 2012
Maoist camp destroyed after encounter
MONDAY, 05 NOVEMBER 2012 19:46
A Maoist camp was destroyed and some explosive materials were seized by the police after a fierce encounter with the ultras in a forest in Balangir district on Sunday.
The exchange of fire took place when a police team was conducting a combing operation in the Banjipali forest following intelligence input about Maoists’ presence there. As the ultras fled from the scene into dense forests after the gun-battle, their camp was destroyed by the police.
Some Maoists were believed to have been injured in the encounter. Explosives including gelatine sticks, detonators and tiffin bombs were recovered from the site. Other seized materials included tents and Maoist literature, the police said.
A massive combing operation and patrolling were launched by the security forces in the area after the encounter.