Security forces detected a camp occupied by the CPI (Maoist) and recovered weapons and ammunition in the Nuapada district of Odisha.
The camp was found on Saturday near the village of Bhaisimundi under Bhaisadani gram panchayat.
After being informed of the movement of CPI (Maoist) cadres in the Bhaisadani region, a central reserve police team, which was deployed to fight left-wing extremists in Nuapada, a border district of Chhattisgarh, launched a combing operation. A pistol, five rifles, detonators and kitchen items were recovered from the scene.
In addition to a few first aid kits, forces also seized Maoist maps and literature from the scene. Security personnel, however, were unable to catch anyone as they escaped into the deep wooded area. According to the district police, combing operations were launched to track down the rebels.
Nuapada remains an important route for the IPC (Maoist) as they find a dense forest region at the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border as natural cover to slip into the western districts of Odisha, such as Kalahandi, Bargarh and Balangir.