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Andra Pradesh, Maoist dump unearthed

Maoist dump unearthed

Large quantity of material used for making landmines recovered

VISAKHAPATNAM: A special police party unearthed a dump of the banned CPI (Maoist) near Koyyuru on Sunday and recovered a large quantity of material used for making landmines and gadgets to set the mines off along with some medicines.

In a press release, Superintendent of Police J.G. Murali informed that 100 kg of nuts and bolts meant to be used as projectiles in land mines, meters, switches, long life batteries and other battery cells, wire bundles, screw drivers, cutters, syrups, disposable syringes, etc., were found packed in 11 bags.

Mines found

The East Godavari police unearthed two claymore mines in Gurtedu-Bodlanka road near Irlavada, bordering Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

The mines, weighing seven to eight kg each, had iron bolts, nails and nitro-glycerine and could have caused severe damage. SP Battini Srinivasulu said search operations were being carried out to detect more mines in the area.

Coffee units blasted

Meanwhile, the CPI (Maoist) late on Saturday night blasted coffee pulping units at Teegalabanda and Pedavalasa villages in G.K. Veedhi mandal and took away nearly 350 bags of graded coffee beans with them.

This attack on the coffee units was carried out in protest against the December 27 killing of its top leaders, Wadkapur Chandramouli, and his wife Karuna, in the agency area, even as the Chief Minister was on a visit to the city. He would be visiting the city on Monday morning.

Members of the Galikonda area committee and local guerrilla squad reportedly participated in the attacks. The coffee pulping unit at Teegalabanda was blasted around 10.30 p.m. with the help of a landmine and an hour later another unit at Pedavalasa was destroyed.

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posted by Bimal 8.1.07,

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