Gondia (Maha), Sep 27 (PTI) Police on Sunday busted a naxal hideout located in forests near Kosbi village in Gondia district of Maharashtra and seized explosives, including an IED and gelatin sticks, an officer said.
The seizure also included explosive powder, a detonator, iron nails, glass pieces, electric batteries etc, he told PTI.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found hidden inside a drum at the hideout by C- 60 commandos and police personnel, the officer said, adding that the IED was defused by the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS).
'The explosives were kept hidden by ultras to target security forces,' said additional superintendent of police Atul Kulkarni.
Police had recovered five tents from another hideout located in the same forest on September 23, he added. PTI CORR NSK NSK