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Explosives dump unearthed in Vizag district of AP

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Visakhapatnam, Mar 26 (UNI) A huge explosives dump belonging to outlawed CPI (Maoists) was unearthed by the police in Nallabilli forest area in G K Veedi Mandal in this district today.

District Superintendent of Police V V Srinivasa Rao, talking to reporters here, said on a tip-off a special police party went to the spot and recovered 520 gelatin sticks and six wire bundles stored in the dump atop a hill.

Earlier, police had found Maoist's literature, blank video and audio cassettes at Rajulapadu village in the same mandal.

''The Maoists seemed to have kept the explosives ready for use in the agency. We are scanning the hill for search of detonators.

Maoists have changed their strategy and placing one mine atop another so that when the police touch the top one, the other explodes. According to reports available with the police, the tribals and civilians had been asked not to touch these mines, which were being laid as traps for the police,'' he added.

This year the special police parties have so far recovered 17 mines in the agency area. The first cache was on January 29, when six tiffin box type mines and one suitcase packed with mines was recovered on Rallagadda and Diguvajanab road under Chintapalle mandal. This was followed by recovery of a mine and two detonators at Chintavanipalem on February 16, five mines on March 5 at Banda-Kumkumpudi Road in G K Veedhi mandal and another four mines on Kampamanupakalu Road under the same mandal on March 10.

UNI RS ROY SC PC2008

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