anti-maoist-operationBhubaneswar: One powerful landmine was seized from Gunduriguda village under Chandrapur police station area, during a joint combing operation by the BSF and the State police in Rayagada district on Tuesday.

The combing operation was carried out after the police received specific inputs regarding the landmines.

The landmine is suspected to have been planted by Maoists targeting the security personnel. One person was arrested in this connection.

The landmine was defused by the experts of BSF, sources said.

Meanwhile combing operation and patrolling has been intensified in the area after the seizure inorder to prevent any major incident.

Source: 360 NS