Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Explosives looted by Maoists recovered; combing ops on

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It is not the economical status but the ideology or religion that is the reason! - By Indian

Security forces have recovered substantial volume of explosives and arms looted by the Maoists during their daring raid on the Nalco bauxite mine in Koraput district, police said on Tuesday.

Two days after Maoists attacked the mine and gunned down 11 CISF personnel, Central forces today stepped up combing operation in the region to nab the ultras.

"The joint operation by security forces against Maoists has been intensified. It is yielding desired results," said Director General of Police Manmohan Praharaj.

He said substantial volume of explosives and arms looted by the Maoists had been recovered by the security forces but declined to divulge details.

However, police sources said that security personnel have recovered the van containing explosives which had been driven away and abandoned at a secluded place by the ultras.

Though some of the explosives were suspected to have been taken away by the naxals, about 230 boxes containing explosives were recovered by the security forces after a fierce exchange of fire with the fleeing ultras, they said.

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