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Arms, ammunition seized in Sukma forest

Weapons and other items seized during the operations.Special Arrangement  

Security forces recovered Maoists’ weapons, ammunition and other material, including guns and grenades, after a series of operations in various parts of Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh in two days.

Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said in a statement that teams of the DRG (District Reserve Guard), the Special Task Force and the CRPF’s CoBRA unit were sent for anti-Maoist operation in south Sukma area on Friday after intelligence inputs of a large gathering of extremists in the area.

They were sent from Chintagufa, Kistaram, Chintalnar, Polamapalli, Burkapal, Kankerlanka and Palodi camps.

On Saturday evening, one of the teams came under Maoist firing near Sallatong hills. Two STF men were injured but the team retaliated and forced the rebels to flee, the statement said. The injured STF men were evacuated to Kistaram police station for treatment on Saturday night and airlifted to Raipur on Sunday morning for better treatment.

“Blood stains on the spot suggest many Maoists were either injured or killed,” the statement added.