This week, an extensive multi-party operation was launched in the
Swabhiman Anchal (cut-off area) of Malkangiri District by Odisha Police. The teams from Odisha Police, BSF and Andhra Pradesh Police participated in the joint operation covering large area of Swabhiman Anchal. This operation had enabled setting up of Gurasethu BSF COB in the heartland of erstwhile cut off area. This
COB will bring security and peace in this area enabling developmental work and thus changing the perception of the people of the area by bringing them towards the mainstream of society.
During this operation, on the basis of specific information received, an intensive search and area domination Operation was launched in the area resulting in uncovering of one of the major Maoist hideouts and dumps in Swabhiman Anchal and adjoining areas.
This has led to recovery and seizure of large quantity of Maoists arms, ammunitions and other articles as detailed below.
ARMS AND AMMUNIATIONS RECOVERED
SL.No. Details Quantity
01 SLR rifles 02 Nos
02 303 rifle/modified to .410 musket 01 No
03 IED 01 No
04 SLR magazine 03 Nos.
05 7.62 SLR rounds 09 Nos
06 Magazine pouch and ceiling 01 No
Other documents and articles
This is a major jolt to the subversive and anti-national designs of the Maoists in this area. We are suspecting that these arms and ammunitions belonged to the Maoists cadres of AOBSZC and they were intended to be used against innocent civilians and security forces to carry out their subversive, anti-national activities.
In the wake of recovery, further combing and search operations are going on in this area.