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550kg of explosives recovered
from Jharkhand-Orissa border

June 09, 2003 20:11 IST

Orissa and Jharkhand police have recovered about 550kg of explosives hidden in a pit six feet below the ground in the Saranda forest in Jharkhand, police told rediff.com on Monday.

Maoist Communist Centre activists had stolen the explosives from the Orissa-Jharkhand border in April, Superintendent of Police (Sundergarh district) Y K Jethwa said.

The explosives were recovered in the course of a joint operation by the police of both the states against the MCC on Saturday night, he said adding no arrest has been made as yet in this connection.

 

Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar