Chattisgarh security forces recover cache of explosives from Maoist hideout in Sukma

Raipur: A huge cache of explosives, including 13 grenade-headed arrows, were recovered from a Maoist hideout in the forest of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said on Monday.

The recovery was made Sunday evening by a joint team of security forces from the forested hill near Khunduspara village under Chintagufa police station limits, Sukma additional superintendent of police Jitendra Shukla told PTI.

Representative image. PTI

Representative image. PTI

The composite squad of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) was out on a special anti-Maoist operation towards Pariya, Kannapara, Khunduspara and Gogunda villages of Chintagufa, around 500 kilometres away from Raipur, since 21 July when it received inputs about the Naxal dump of arms and explosives, he said.

While cordoning off the hill near Khunduspara, two muzzle loading guns, eight country-made grenades, grenade-headed arrows, 1,200 detonators, 4 kg explosives, 3 bundle cordex wire, one bundle electric wire, radio and camera flash were recovered from the hideout, the ASP said.

Besides, Maoist uniform, literature, bags and other materials were also seized, he said. Operation was still underway in the region, he added.

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 21:07 PM

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