RAIPUR, India – Police found two dozen school uniforms at a Maoist camp in the Katulbharora forest on the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, The Asian Age reported Monday (June 18th).
Security forces raiding the camp also found a huge cache of arms and ammunition and a large quantity of firecrackers. The Maoist military unit camped there was planning a large-scale attack on security forces in Rajnandgaon district, the report said, citing police.
Police suspect the Maoists were planning to wear the uniforms to distract security forces, and to set off the firecrackers as another diversionary tactic.
Intelligence officers have also received inputs that Maoists in parts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha are planning to step up operations during monsoon season, which usually sees a slowing down of action, The Deccan Chronicle reported.