Maoists managed to give security forces a slip during a raid by the latter in the Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, 32 km from here, on Friday.
The security personnel, however, seized huge cache of explosives and other materials from the Maoist camp near Bhaosil village under Soseng gram panchayat within Komna police limits. Nuapada SP Umashankar Dash said the seized items included a revolver, bullets, Maoist literature, medicines, uniforms, bags and food items.
Dash added that more than 15 to 20 Maoists were in the camp during the raid. “Combing operation has been intensified and efforts are on to nab the Maoists,” he added.