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Search operations against Maoists yield huge piles of firearms

Three Maoists were on Thursday arrested and a huge haul of arms and ammunition, including 100 grenades and 1,325 SLRs, recovered during an intensive operation launched by the Special Task Force of Bihar Police.



Patna: Three Maoists were on Thursday arrested and a huge haul of arms and ammunition, including 100 grenades and 1,325 SLRs, recovered during an intensive operation launched by the Special Task Force of Bihar Police.

The piles of arms and ammunition were recovered from an area between Sondaha and Dumri villages of the district, Inspector General of Police (Operation) Amit Kumar said.

Giving details of recovered items, the IG said 5055 cartridges have been seized in addition to 1800 0.315 rifles, 900 pistols, 250 0.22 bore, six revolvers and 2 AK 47 magazines.

In an another similar operation in Munger district last night, a police team led by Additional Superintendent of Police Navin Kumar, launched a search operation in Narokol forest area.

Security forces raided a hideout of Maoists and recovered 2 LPG gas cylinders and a gas oven, the ASP said.

The ultras, however, managed to flee taking advantage of darkness of the night.

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