Security forces on Friday recovered 10 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), allegedly looted by naxals from neighbouring Odisha, from a cave in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar district, police said.
The EVMs and their control units were recovered from the cave near Dokradera village on restive Chandameta hills which lies on the bordering region of Chhattisgarh-Odisha, Bastar Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Pandey told reporters.
A joint team of District Reserve Group (DRG) and local police had launched an anti-naxal operation from Chandameta police camp under Darbha police station limits, located around 350 kms away from Raipur.
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While cordoning off a forested hill near Dokradera, they spotted a naxal hideout in a cave following which they raided the place and found the EVMs and other polling materials, the ASP said.
Name of candidates were printed in Odia on the EVMs, which indicates that it was looted during elections from Odisha, he said, adding Odisha Police has been informed about the recovery.
A case has been registered in this connection, he added.
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