Security forces have busted a Maoist camp in Malkangiri district and seized arms, ammunition and other Maoist articles, informed Police on September 23.
Talking to reporters Prahlad Meena, SP, Malkangiri said an encounter took place in the Kirmiti forest area between security forces & armed cadre of Maoists. But Maoists managed to escape.
"We had specific intelligence input about the maoist camp and movement of armed Maoist cadres in Kirmiti Reserve Forest area under Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district. With this input a joint operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) of Odisha Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) was launched in the area." said Meena.
During this operation, an exchange of fire took place, and it lasted for more than two hours. However, the Maoists managed to flee, taking advantage of the terrain.
During the subsequent search operation, four rounds of .303 ball ammunition, one empty case of 7.62 mm SLR ammunition, Maoist literature, medicines,Maoist uniform and other articles were recovered from the spot.