Sunday, November 29, 2009

Orissa police seizes arms from Bandhugaon used in Nalco mines attack

Monday, November 30, 2009


Jeypore: Police on Sunday stumbled upon Bandhugaon link with the recent Maoist attack upon Nalco's bauxite mine at Damanjodi in Koraput district. This came after five SMC guns that were recovered after a joint raid conducted by Grey Hound, CoBRA and CRPF Jawans at Dangadiwalsa in Bandhugaon on Saturday were found to be used by the ultras in the Damanjodi attack. This revelation has given a new turn to the investigations into the incident and help the police in expediting the probe, said Koraput Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar.

It may be noted that in the attack by the Leftwing guerillas on April 12, 2009, 11 CISF personnel lost their lives while fighting with the rebels. Seven Maoists also lost their lives in the retaliatory fire of the CISF.

Kumar said during combing operations at Jangaribalasa village under Bandhugaon block on Saturday the police seized six double barrel guns, five single barrel guns, six kgs of explosives, four grenades, 132 Maoist uniforms, camera flash, choppers, ammunition besides huge quantities of posters and banners. The security forces had also arrested three Maoists - Padmanabha Sahu, Tapan Kumar Mishra and P Lachhana and 12 Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh activists. They will be forwarded to court, said the SP.

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