Police defused a time bomb allegedly planted by Naxals in Maharashtra's Gondia area today, reported the ANI.
There were also Maoist propaganda banners recovered from the spot.
Patrolling had been increased in the area after a contingent of CRPF personnel was ambushed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on 24 April. 26 soldiers were killed and another 7 were seriously injured. The attack is being seen as one of the deadliest ones in recent times.
High alerts were issued in other Naxal-affected areas of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
However, sources in the Home Ministry have confirmed that the Army will not be deployed for anti-Naxal operations.
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