Naxal hideout busted in Kalahandi
The action came after a Naxal camp was busted by the special operations group (SOG) and the district voluntary force of the Odisha Police at Madanpur Rampur block in Bhawanipatna sub-division last Thursday, police said.
Two improvised explosive devices and detonators were recovered. Operations were intensified as police suspected the presence of senior Maoist leaders in the area.
The hideout in the Mundamuska Reserve Forest was busted on Saturday during a combing operation, an officer said.
In Sundargarh district, a gunfight had broken out between Odisha Police and two persons near Rourkela on Saturday, resulting in their arrests and seizure of an AK-47 rifle and other firearms from their possession.
Police are investigating whether the duo has links with any Maoist outfit or Jharkhand-based People's Liberation Front of India.
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