Odisha

Maoist dump found in Malkangiri, huge cache of ammunition seized

Malkangiri: Security personnel claimed to have busted an ammunition dump suspected to have been used by the Maoists for illegal manufacturing and repairing weapons in Malkangiri district.

During combing operation at Kalimela, a huge cache of ammunition and machinery was recovered from the Maoist dump.

“A joint team of Malkangiri DVF and BSF 76th battalion had conducted an operation at Kalimela area two days ago. During the search, the personnel recovered huge cache of ammunition from the Maoist dump,” informed Malkangiri Superintendent of Police in a release on Monday.

The joint team recovered 48 12 bore empty cartridge case with caps, two 12 bore live ammunition, 93 detonators, 2 gas cylinders, 1 lathe machine, 1 carbide gas welding cylinder, lathe machine accessories, iron scrap materials and Maoists literature from the dump.

“It is suspected that the dump was used for illegally manufacturing and repairing the weapons for Maoist activities,” Additional SP (Operation) said.

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