Rifles and ammunition, possibly looted from police, have been recovered from a Maoist base in Ganjam district of Odisha. The recovery was made by paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) when joint forces were on patrol duty in the Adipanga-Saroda area of the district on Thursday.
Officials said that three INSAS rifles, two bolt action guns, 119 rounds of ammunition, four live magazines of INSAS and three other such bullet cases along with ten kgs of iron splinter used for making IEDs were recovered late yesterday during the operation.
Security officials said the arms were possibly looted from the police or security forces.
The seized dump has been handed over to the local police, they said.
DDC vice-chairperson Ashish Khetan said, “As of today he does not hold the charge anymore.”