Nuapada, Aug 19: Security forces have successfully busted a Naxal camp situated near a village within the Sinapali police jurisdiction in Odisha's Nuapada district. The operation led to the seizure of a substantial cache of arms and ammunition, marking a significant blow against the Naxal insurgency.
Prompted by intelligence received from the Nuapada police, who alerted them to a sizable gathering of Maoist insurgents in the densely forested region close to the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, specifically within the Patdhara Reserve Forest under the jurisdiction of Sinapali police, a coordinated anti-Naxal operation was initiated. The operation was executed by a collaborative effort involving specialized units such as the Special Operations Group (SOG), District Volunteer Force (DVF), Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Commencing on August 17, the operation aimed to neutralize the Naxal presence in the area.
During the search operation, the joint security forces successfully located and dismantled a Naxal camp in the vicinity of Jholapada village. The camp was found to contain an assortment of Maoist-related paraphernalia and equipment. Among the items seized were 28 detonators, 1 kilogram of low-grade explosives, an empty casing of an AK-47 rifle, 2 radios, 1 multimeter, a 6-volt battery, two 9-volt batteries, 2 mobile chargers, 2 mobile batteries, 2 torch lights, a Maoist uniform, 4 knives, 3 arrows, 2 bundles of rope, 2 haversacks, 2 bundles of wire, 1 whistle cord, a bundle of cotton, 7 polyethylene bags, 1 switch, 1 key ring, 1 water bottle, 1 spoon, 1 cup, 1 nail polish, 6 bars of soap, a 1-meter tape measure, 1 shoe, 2 pairs of sandals, women's clothing, medical supplies, Maoist literature, and a water drum.