Malkangiri: A major Maoist camp was busted by the security personnel near Tikarpadu under Jodamba Panchayat of the naxal-hit district today.
Acting on an intelligence input, the Odisha SOG, DVF and Andhra Pradesh Grey Hounds conducted a joint raid on a camp of left-wing ultras following which a heavy exchange of fire took place between police and the Maoists. However, more than 50 Maoists, including dreaded Red ultra leader RK were able to escape from the spot, said sources.
The raiding party seized huge cache of arms and ammunition from the site, added the sources.
The security personnel sealed the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border and intensified search operation in the region to find out whether any Maoists were killed during the exchange of fire.