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Major Naxal Attack Averted in Maharashtra's Gondia District

A major tragedy was on Monday averted when the Maharashtra Police recovered four kilograms of explosives and a timer device hidden under the ground in Deori area in Maharashtra's Gondia district.

Aritra Hazra | CNN-News18

Updated:April 26, 2017, 8:17 PM IST
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Major Naxal Attack Averted in Maharashtra's Gondia District
The explosive device recovered by Maharashtra Police. (Image: Aritra Hazra/CNN-News 18).
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Gondia (Maharashtra): A major tragedy was on Monday averted when the Maharashtra Police recovered four kilograms of explosives and a timer device hidden under the ground in Deori area in Maharashtra's Gondia district.

Targeting the CRPF jawans, the Naxals had laid a trap. They had put some banners on a road in Deori and waited for the security force's arrival. Their plan was to detonate the explosive device from a remote location as soon as the policemen approach the predesignated spot to remove the banners.

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Police seized several metres of wires, a timer device and batteries from the spot. (Image: Aritra Hazra/CNN-News 18).

However, the security personnel got a tipoff and with the help of the bomb squad successfully diffused the explosive device. Post Sukma attack, the Naxals had hatched a conspiracy to hit multiple numbers of security personnel during Operation Clean-up.

Speaking on the CRPF's success, Dilip Patil, SP, Gondia, said," A major Naxal attack was averted in Gondia district of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Police found four kilograms of explosives, timer hidden under ground. Naxals had put some banners on the road in the interior part of the district. Their plan was to detonate the explosives as soon as the police and CRPF come close to remove the banners. The police got a tip off and a major tragedy was averted."

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The Maharashtra Police also seized a Naxal poster in Deori. (Image: Aritra Hazra/CNN-News 18).

According to reports, the deadly Naxal attack in which 25 CPRF personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday was planned and executed by a local Naxal commander who was reportedly camping in the area for the last few days.

The incident took place in the same base region of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist where 75 CRPF personnel and one state policeman were massacred in April, 2010 in Tadmetla.

ALSO READ: 25 CRPF Men Die in Naxal Attack; Sacrifice Will Not Go in Vain, Says PM

| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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