Odisha:Cops unearth Maoist dump in Rayagada

Rayagada: IN a huge haul, the district police and 8th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) unearthed a huge explosives and arms dump near Saplaguda  forest area under Maoist hotbed Chandrapur police limits on Tuesday evening.

Basing on the input given by Ramesh Tama Dasarath Lakshmu, the self-styled Deputy Commander of Kashipur-Niyamgiri division who was nabbed recently, the cops raided the forest area bordering Andhra Pradesh and found the dump, told Superintendent of Police Anoop Krishna in a press note.

Better known as an IED expert, Deputy Commander (SLR Cadre) Dasarath, a native of Bijapur district in Chhatisgarh along with Kmbulu Majhi,  Abhilas and Chinatamani Majhi were apprehended last week by the Rayagada police during an anti-Maoist operation Kashipur Tikiri PS area while they were on the way to Barigaon village under Laxmipur police limits in Koraput district.

Dasarath who was involved in series of offences  like,killing of Laxmana nanda Saraswoti., Kailash Majhi and Sashi Majhi in village kanjagmandi under Kashipur police limits, CRPF Hav Tek Chand near Hanumantpur , Siba Sankar Sabar and Bibhisana Sabar under under Chandrapur police limits, Gopi Lima under Gudari police limits involved in Nayagaraha and Dangsarada out post attack was revealed a lot of information during interrogation,police sources said.

The arms and ammunition recovered from the site included six landmines, one country- made pistol, 10 rounds of 8mm ammunitions and electronic detonators. The recovery of explosives came at a time when the rebels have called for the success of the martyrs’ week from July 28 in Andhra-Orissa Border. The rebels were planted the dump with an intention to target the cops during combing operations, police said.

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