Chhattisgarh police raid Maoist hideout in Bastar, seize explosives

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh police raided a Maoist hideout in the dense forests of Keejing hills and seized huge quantity of explosives, an electronic voting machine (EVM), bombs and other materials used for laying landmines Kondagaon district in tribal Bastar region. Additional superintendent of police Surjeet Kumar said the raid was jointly carried out on Tuesday evening by the personnel of district force and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF), who raided the hideout following a tip off that Maoist rebels were camping in the area.

He said the Naxalites fled the spot before the security personnel could reach the spot. He said 20 pipe bombs, Chinese and Indian made grenades, booby traps, 50 liters of petrol, wires, batteries, explosives and medicines were seized the hideout.

Besides, the security personnel also recovered school uniforms and huge quantity of Naxalite literature. It’s the practice of rebels in Bastar region to wear school uniforms to escape from the security forces. Kumar said all the seized materials were brought to the district headquarters by a helicopter from the Keejing hills, located in a remote forest area.

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