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Gadchiroli police seize detonators, explosive materials after encounter with Naxalites

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Gadchiroli, Feb 8 (PTI) Police have recovered some explosive materials, detonators and other items after an encounter with Naxalites in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, an official said on Thursday.

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Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Nilotpal said they received intelligence inputs on Wednesday evening that armed Naxal cadres were camping at Hiddur village, 7 km east of Wangeturi on Kanker-Narayanpur-Gadchiroli trijunction, with an aim to do a recce of the newly opened police outposts to carry out subversive activities.

A team comprising personnel from the C-60 unit, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, was sent on an area search operation and Naxalites fired at them about 500 metres near Hiddur village at around 7 pm, he said.

The police retaliated following which Naxalites escaped taking advantage of the dense forest and darkness, the official said.

During a search of the area, the police seized some explosive materials, detonators, wire bundles, IED battery, hooks for claymore mines, solar panels, Naxal literature and 'pitthus' (bags), he said.

The anti-Naxal operation was underway in the area. PTI COR CLS GK

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