Thursday, July 23, 2009

Maoist traning camp busted

K A Gupta, TNN 23 July 2009, 06:02am IST


GUMLA: Police busted a Maoist training camp at Kharegenja forest around 45 km from Simdega town on Wednesday. At least four rebels were killed,
while several other sustained bullet injuries in an encounter that ensued when the rebels spotted the police and opened fire, police claimed. A huge cache of arms and ammunition were found in the camp.

Simdega SP Abhishek told TOI that security forces busted a Maoist training camp which was operational for the last four to five days at Khargenja forest in Kilebira.

"At least four Maoist cadres were killed and several others were injured," he said.

Police recovered five regular rifles, two double barrel and one single barrel guns, a police pistol, detonators, six pithus, six bindoliyas, Naxal literature, a cooking gas oven, utensils and other articles from the camp," he said.

The SP said as the security forces went near the camp in the dense forest, Maoists fired at them and the resultant encounter forced the Maoists to retreat after suffering casualties. After the Maoists fled, police carried out a search and recovered the arms and others items, the SP said.

"Some 40-50 Maoists were present at the camp which was attended by "sub-zonal commander" Pawan Ji, "area commanders" Ajay Gaunjhu and Bablu besides others," Abhishek added.

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