Monday June 11 2007 05:05 IST BHUBANESWAR: The joint command, formed to track down Naxalites in the industrial hub, ran over a Maoist camp at Kankadahada forests in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. A fierce exchange of fire that ensued is believed to have left two ultras dead though police have not been able to retrieve any body yet.
Arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered from the camp. On Saturday, Dhenkanal police and a Special Operation Group (SOG) unit had come across Maoists movement in Kandhar area where three forest officials were brutally killed in January.
The joint squad, led by Dhenkanal SP SK Kaushal, combed the forests on Sunday and located the camp where at least 14 Maoists, belonging to CPI(ML) Janashakti, were stationed.