CHANDRAPUR : Alert Gadchiroli police foiled an ambush laid by Naxalites on Ghot-Chamorshi road in Gadchiroli on Monday afternoon. The Naxals had planted explosives weighing over 26kg, strong enough to blow away heavy vehicles, claimed police sources.
Sources said that police parties were carrying out search operations under Ghot police division during the day. The cops spotted the booby trap, some 13km from Chamorshi, in the afternoon. They traced a hidden wire running deep towards the jungle from the road. The wire ran was over 120 metres long.
The bomb disposal squad was summoned, which dexterously defused the device and recovered the explosives hidden underneath the road for detonation. Anti-Naxal operations have been intensified in the area following the recovery of explosives.