As per a report by Firstpost, a senior official said,"While the forces were looking for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to defuse them, they were surprised to find these innovative traps. Close to 400 such death clutches were recovered from Bijapur district alone".
The first phase of Assembly elections was held in Chhattisgarh on November 11 in Naxal-hit areas. The second phase of elections will be held on November 19. Approximately, 56,400 personnel of central paramilitary forces had been deployed in the first phase of polls.