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Naxalite camp in Bastar demolished

Security forces demolished a Maoist camp in Bastar on Wednesday. The incident took place in the evening in the forests of Kokoda-Juganar, under the Bade Dongar police station, 300 km north of Raipur.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2010 00:26 IST
HT Correspondent

Security forces demolished a Maoist camp in Bastar on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the evening in the forests of Kokoda-Juganar, under the Bade Dongar police station, 300 km north of Raipur.

A joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the district police led the operation. Large quantities of arms and explosives have been recovered.

According to Inspector General of Police (Bastar) TJ Langkumer, after an encounter that continued for more than an hour, the Maoists managed to escape in the dense forest.

The police recovered a gun, four grenades, cartridges,

detonators, personal computers, carry bags, tents, clothing and medicines.

According to an eye-witness account, a Maoist was injured, and he had to be escorted by other members of the brigade at the time of escaping.

In Kanker district, 180 km north of Raipur, another police party, also comprising the CRPF, defused two powerful improvised explosive devices on Thursday.