BHUBANESWAR: The security forces on Monday seized huge volume of explosive materials from the Maoist stronghold at Narayanpatna and its neighbouring areas in Koraput during a search and combing operation.
Claymore mines, IEDs and detonators were recovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) which has launched a three-pronged operation in Narayanpatna, Kumbhariput and Pallur. It also ran down a Maoist hideout during the operation.
Acting on Intelligence input, the BSF troopers recovered two IEDS of 15 kg each from Rajangapadar village under Narayanpatna police limits.
Another team from the 120 Battalion of the BSF deployed at Podapadar came across a hideout in Mangalpur area where one claymore mine weighing six kg was recovered. Banners, Maoist literature and other materials were also recovered by the paramilitary forces.
A unit of the 118 Battalion carried out search operation in Badakarali and Sanakarali villages under Bandhugaon police limits where they found 150 detonators, 51 gelatin sticks, raw materials for splinters and barrels for single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) guns.
Recovery of these explosive materials has foiled the plans of Maoists to attack the State forces and damage Government property, DIG, Intelligence of BSF JC Nayak said.
“We have almost wiped out the Maoist base in the areas and those trying to regroup will not be allowed at any cost,” Nayak added.