Saturday, April 14, 2007

Maoists try to storm explosive depot of SAIL

[ 15 Apr, 2007 0450hrs IST PTI ]

ROURKELA (ORISSA): Suspected maoists tried to storm an explosives and magazine depot of the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at Tensa but were repulsed by security personnel after an exchange of fire, police said.

There was an exchange of fire between the CISF jawans guarding the depot and the ultras, suspected to be CPI (Maoist) cadres, for about five minutes after which they fled into the nearby jungle, DIG of Police (western range), Satyajit Mohanty said.

No CISF jawan was injured in the exchange of fire, he said. The explosives kept in the depot, located about 5 km from Tensa town, were meant for use in mining operations to be conducted by the SAIL.

Police and CRPF jawans had been rushed to Tensa following the incident for undertaking combing operation in the area, Mohanty said.

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