district of Jharkhand.
“Empty cartoons of explosives are scattered in large numbers at the place from where the loot took place”, states a report.
Chaibasa SP Ashutosh Shekhar has confirmed the Maoists’ robbery of explosives.The police have reached the spot. Raids have also been launched on possible hideouts for the arrest of Maoists and recovery of explosives.
Inquiry revealed that the district police administration made a blunder by not taking any preventive measure to guard this magazine of the private company.
Ask any police officer and pat comes reply that on Thursday, police forces were deployed to maintain law and order on the occasion of the Shobha Yatras of Ram Navami.
Aware of it CPI( Maoist) cadres took advantage of this and carried out the robbery of explosives. The company whose stock was raided and robbed of explosives, supplies explosives for mining work in iron mines. The company also has its license.
The looted explosives include over 5000 detonators, hundreds of electronic detonators and hundreds of metres lengthy Cordtex, a type of wire used to detonate cord generally used in explosive core of pentaerythritol tetranitrate inside its plastic coating.
Now, it is feared that the Maoists will make use of these looted huge quantity of mine explosives against security forces.
Another problem for police and security forces lies in the dense forest areas bounded on the north by Jharkhand’s Khunti district,on the east by Saraikela- Kharsawan district,on the south by Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts of Odisha and on the west by Jharkhand’s Simdega and Odisha’s Sundargarh.