MALKANGIRI: A huge quantity of explosives kept hidden by Maoists in a hill adjoining Sisaguda village under Mathili police limits was seized by BSF jawans on Thursday.
On a tip-off, the jawans belonging to 161 Battalion, conducted a search operation in Sisaguda forest and found 27 kgs of explosives kept in 219 packets. Other seized items are slurry column explosives weighing 9.5 kg, 100 electric detonators, 15 kg of explosive potash, black powder, 12 volt and nine volt battery and one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 4.5 kg. The explosive packets and IED were kept in drums which were buried and camouflaged meticulously in inaccessible hilly forest area. Besides, an empty steel container fitted with electric detonator, red cloth, 20 blank charts for preparation of posters, two pairs of sports shoes and six electric wire bundles were also found by the BSF.