Nuapada: In yet another attempt to destabilise the red rebels the security personnel unearthed a Maoist camp in Patdhara reserve forest under Boden police limits, informed Nuapada SP Vinit Agrawal on Saturday.
However, the red rebels managed to escape from the area during combing operation in the forest.
Briefing the media, Agrawal said that the anti-Maoist operation was launched on May 6 based on reliable tip off. During combing operations at around 11.45 am on May 7, the camp was busted in Patdhara RF.
The Maoists opened fire at the security forces following which the Special Operation Group (SOG) team retaliated and counter fired in self-defense due to which the CPI Maoists fled the area.
“More than seven red rebels fled the spot after 25-30 round exchange of fire between the SOG team and Maoists,” Agrawal said.
During search operation, the SOG recovered Mao literature and other articles.