Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh): A Maoist camp was busted and a cache of ammunition and explosive material recovered from the forests of Katulbharora, police said on Saturday.

Three search parties were sent after a tip-off that Maoists were seen near Parvidiya, Katulbharora villages and Maharashtra's Boteyjhari village, DIG (Naxal operation) Krishna Kumar Rathore said.

An encounter took place for an hour when the Maoists near Katulbharora opened fire on one of the police party, he said, adding that the ultras fled to a nearby jungle towards Maharashtra, which shares the border with the area, when they found themselves cornered.

From the blood spots found at the encounter site, it is suspected that some Maoists may have been injured in the firing, he said.

A .315 bore rifle, a gun of .12 bore, a number of detonators, batteries, electric cable, a solar plate for charging laptop and mobiles and medical aid box were recovered.

(Agencies)

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