Rayagada: A Maoist camp was busted by the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a forest under Chandrapur police limits near Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border on Saturday.
According to sources, the CRPF jawans of the 8th Battalion were on a combing operation in Chandrapur forest in the district when they identified a camp. On search, the security personnel seized nine guns, 15 detonators, 11 gelatine sticks and eight rounds of live bullets.
While the Ultras fled the spot, the CRPF has intensified the combing operation in the border areas.
In another incident, Andhra Pradesh task force also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition of the Maoists at Vijayanagar district near Koraput district.
The task force recovered a clay-more mine, detonators and other explosives during the combing operation at Bangarugudi area yesterday. All the explosives were reportedly dumped at an isolated place.
It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha police has beefed up security on border districts including Malkangiri after a Maoist was stoned to death following a face-off with locals at Janturai village recently.