RAIPUR: Security forces have busted a naxal training camp and recovered a cache of arms and ammunitions besides the material used in making explosives in Dantewada district, a senior official said today.
The seizure was made in forested Gonderas hills under Aranpur police station limits by a joint team of security personnel last evening, Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI today.
The cache included thirty seven gelatin rods, eleven detonators, two hand grenades, a country-made gun, a tiffin bomb, a pipe bomb, explosives, gun powder and materials used in making bombs, he said.
A squad of Special Task Force (STF) and district force was on a three-day long anti-naxal operation in south Dantewada, around 400 km away from the state capital Raipur, since Tuesday, the SP said.
While cordoning off Sopiras area in the region, they were tipped off about the Maoist training camp on the hill following which they started zeroing on at the location.
On sensing the security personnel, ultras fled to core forest leaving behind their belongings which included ammunitions and explosives, the SP said, adding the seizure also included a huge number of naxal literature, some Maoist-related documents and magazines.