RAIPUR: Security forces on Friday raided a Maoist dump of explosives in forests of insurgency- hit Dantewada district inChhattisgarh
. Police said that Maoists were planning an attack and were hiding the explosives at the dump. Bomb pipes, tiffin bombs, electric wires were seized.
As per the inputs received from sources in villages, a team of Dantewada police and security personnel went to the hills of Duwalikarka region in Kuakonda and after hours of search, a dump of explosives and indigenous weapons was recovered.
Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallava said in a statement that indications were clear that Maoists were planning attack on security forces and were in the process of collecting fatal stuff. They had hidden the explosives in a pit on the hills.
Though there was no sign of presence of Maoists in the vicinity, villagers were aware about the dump and were under pressure for its safety.
The explosives recovered includes two tiffin bombs, five kilograms IED, four pipe bombs, 50m electric wire, box of syringes, Maoist literature, flash light etc.
It appears that member of Chetna Natya Mandli (CNM) of the banned outfit might be holder of the dump as a pair of anklet, drum were also recovered from the spot.
Bastar police are steadily intensifying the counter-insurgency operation, since the Maoists had killed many villagers and jawans in past two-three months mainly in Bijapur district. Chhattisgarh police is also strategizing to execute massive anti-Maoist operations jointly with neighbouring states so that Maoists get no hideout time or place during the encounter