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Explosives seized from naxal dump in C'garh forest

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A pipe bomb and some electric detonators were recovered by security forces from a Maoist dump in the forests of Chhattisgarh's district during anti-naxal operations ahead of Lok Sabha polls, police said Wednesday.

The also includes firecrackers, Maoist bags, uniforms, medical kits and other naxal-related items, an said.

The recovery was made Tuesday in Naktighati forest, which falls on the tri-junction ofRajnandgaon, Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh) and Gondia (Maharashtra) under station limits, around 170 kms from here, the told

Based on the input provided by a surrendered naxal, a joint team (CAF), District Reserve Guard (DRG) and unearthed two drums in the forest containing a pipe bomb, ten electric detonators and other materials, including huge quantity of firecrackers, he said.

Firecrackers are used by naxals to distract security forces during encounters, the officials added.

will vote in three phases between April 11 and April 23. Voting for Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund and Kanker seats is scheduled to be held during the second phase on April 18.

Police suspect the cache was hidden by Darrekasa area committee of Maoists, which is active on Maharashtra-border, he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 14:05 IST