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Operation Rain Storm: Maoist camps razed, 5 held

August 01, 2012 18:59 IST

Two Maoist camps located on the Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh border were on Wednesday destroyed by security forces. Five rebels, who were arrested during the three-day Operation Rain Storm against the ultra-left wing guerrillas on Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh borders, a police officer said.

"Two dreaded Maoists -- Vinod Korva and Manoj Korva -- were among the five arrested during the joint operation by Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh police forces on the borders of Bhandaria in Garhwa district," said Garhwa Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj.

Madan Khalko, Palas Korva and Kailash were the other three Maoists among the arrested, he said, adding all five were members of the firing squad led by self-styled area commander Indrajit.

In all, twelve landmines, two hand grenades and Maoist literature were recovered from the two camps, which were destroyed during the joint operation carried out between July 27 and 30, he said.



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