The seized items included gelatin sticks, liquid and semi-liquid explosive chemicals, nitrates, wires, Maoist literature, mobile phones, watches and batteries. According to an investigation, police officials concluded that the construction company kept these materials for the Maoists.
In another incident, a bodyguard of a top Maoist leader Nikhil was arrested in Kondhamal district. Nikhil has become very active in Kondhamal district after the expulsion of Sabya Sachi Panda from the organisation. The bodyguard was identified as Jihuda Patamajhi, resident of Singerpenga village of Kotagarh area of Kondhamal district.