Maharashtra Police recover huge cache of explosives buried by Naxalites in Gadchiroli

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Police recovered a huge cache of explosives and other materials allegedly buried by Naxalites in a forest in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maharashtra police recovered explosives buried by Naxalites in Gadchiroli
  • Naxalites observe martyrs’ week from July 28 to August 3
  • A case has been registered and a further investigation is underway

Maharashtra police successfully carried out an anti-Naxal campaign in Mauja Detlaksa forest area and recovered explosive materials buried by Naxalites in Gadchiroli district. Police recovered the explosive materials in a large plastic tank used for storing water, buried in the ground.

The police had received information that Naxalites belonging to the Korchi local organisation squad (LOS), Tipagad LOS and company no. 4 had buried ammunition, explosives and other items in Hetalkasa forest. The anti-Naxal campaign was carried out by directions of the Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal and Additional Superintendent of Police (Campaign) Somay Munde.

The police have recovered two cookers (one filled with explosives), four car remotes, three wire bundles, eight packets of distemper colour, 1 kg of yellow powder, 2 kg of grey powder, white powder, some granular substance, two notebooks, a water can, which were concealed in a plastic drum and buried.

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NAXALITES MARTYRS’S WEEK

Naxalites observe the martyrs’ week from July 28 to August 3, during which they carry out subversive activities against the government and use ammunition and explosives for this. They buy such materials in large quantities and bury it in the forest areas. They also secretly bury explosives, weapons materials and ammunition etc in some places where security forces may be a threat.

Police destroyed one cooker filled with explosives with the help of a BDDS team and other materials were brought to Gadchiroli. A case has been registered in this case and further action is underway.

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Naxalists in this area have been greatly shaken by the capture of the dump and have realised that the Gadchiroli police force is keeping an eye on the Naxalites. It would be difficult for the Naxalites to force the common citizens to observe the Naxal week.

The anti-Naxalite campaign has been intensified in the entire district, and the Naxalites have been appealed to leave the violent path of Naxalism and surrender and lead a dignified life.

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