In a significant development on the Maoist front, security forces have foiled a major plan of the Maoists and arrested as many as 10 Maoist couriers alongside seizing a huge consignment of explosive materials near the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border area on May 21.
As per the information received after a specific intel about the presence of Maoist courier in the Mulakanapalli area of Dummugudem of Bhadradri kothagudem district, a joint team of security forces comprising personnel from 141 bn of CRPF and Telangana police was dispatched in the area.
It’s been reported that when the joint team was combing the area, they caught the couriers loading the explosive material in a tractor trolley, following which five Maoist couriers, along with five other members of the Jan militia of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were apprehended by the joint team.
The joint team also seized a huge consignment of explosive materials from the possession of the Maoist sympathisers. The recovery includes 500 detonators, 90 bundles of codex wire and around 600 slurry sticks, the materials seized from the sympathisers are widely used to make and plant Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) alongside being used in rocket launchers. It’s been learnt that the sympathisers were about to deliver these materials to a secret location on orders of the Maoist leader they were in touch with.
Briefing the media on the development, Bhadradri Kothagudem Superintendent of police (SP) Vineeth G said that the materials seized by the police are usually used by the Maoists to target police and those who are in explosives business should not provide these materials to the Ultras by any means. The SP further quoted that “If Anyone found guilty of supplying materials to the Maoist strict action would be taken against them.”
It’s been learnt that as many as five of the sympathisers held by the police are residents of the Maoist-affected Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, while the others hail from the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. They all have been involved with the Ultras for quite some time, and other information is still being extracted from them, suggests sources.
Let us tell you that the security forces have been conducting continuous combing operations in the bordering area of Chhattisgarh and Telangana, which has led to the arrest and neutralisation of a number of Maoist cadres and sympathisers lately, earlier as many as two active cadres of the proscribed CPI (Maoist) were also gunned down by the forces in Puttapudu near Chhattisgarh- Telangana border.