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Police bust Naxal camp at Gadchiroli border, seize weapons and daily use items

Gadchiroli: The police Sunday busted a Naxal camp operational in the Abujhmad area at the border of Gadchiroli and Chhattisgarh following an encounter.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Police seized some guns and Naxal material from the spot.

Notably, police found some horses in the camp, which indicates the presence of a senior cadre in the area, an official said.

The skirmish occurred around 2 pm at the border of Gadchiroli and Narayanpur districts in the Abujhmad area, considered a bastion of the ultras, between the Anti-Naxal Squad of the police and Naxalites, he said. "The ultras fled the spot after realising that the police are closing in on them," the senior official said.

During the search of the area, the police located the camp and seized three bharmar guns.

"Police also found six horses, items of daily use, and some Naxal literature. Mostly, senior cadres use horses in the Abujhmad forest area. The presence of horses indicates that a very senior Maoist might be operating in this area," the official added.

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 20:18 PM

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