A laptop and a large cache of arms were recovered in a raid on a Maoist camp in a forest area near Lalgarh in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district on Wednesday.

The find included guns, landmines and camouflage clothing.

Joint security forces are trying to ascertain whether the laptop belonged to the elusive Maoist leader, Koteswar Rao alias Kishanji.

The two-day operation, which involved several incidents of exchange of fire between the Maoists and security forces, was conducted on the basis of information received from some close associates of Kishanji, Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma told The Hindu over telephone.

A hearing aid was also among the items recovered, he said.

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