Jamshedpur: Security personnel have arrested an arm supplier with explosives from Karadhoba village in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district.
Acting on a tip-off, security personnel arrested Naresh Sao, a resident of adjoining Ichagarh, from near Karadhoba bridge while he was allegedly carrying the explosives including a sample piece of cartridge of AK-47 yesterday, police inspector Arvind Kumar Singh said.
Singh said a booster, detonators, five/six ATM cards, three SIM cards, one MP-3 playeer, Naxal literature, a pen drive and Rs.37,000/- were also allegedly recovered from his possession.
The explosives were to be handed over to Maoists leader Maharaj Pramanik, when he was caught.
Sao told police that he had struck a deal with Pramanik for supply of AK-47 cartridges and had already received Rs.45,000/- as part of the deal.
He was carrying the sample piece of AK-47 assault rifle to get Pramanik`s approval but the security personnel, who were keeping a vigil on Sao`s activities for the last three days, arrested him.
A motorcycle, Sao was travelling on, was also confiscated, Singh said, adding the cost of the two-wheeler was worth Rs.1.25 lakhs.
Sao had links in Kolkata and Ranchi, from where he used to procure the AK-47 rifle cartridges, Singh said.