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Supply of arms, ammo to Naxals: two more held

Two more persons were today arrested as part of investigations into the alleged supply of arms and ammunition to criminal outfits and possibly Naxals by a gang involving certain security personnel.



Mau (UP): Two more persons were today arrested
as part of investigations into the alleged supply of arms and
ammunition to criminal outfits and possibly Naxals by a gang
involving certain security personnel.

The duo was arrested from Jagdishpur village here on the
basis of inputs by Uttar Pradesh STF which had taken into
custody six people, including two CRPF jawans, in connection
with the case three days ago, a senior police officer said
here.

"On the basis of inputs provided by the Special Task
Force, Dinesh and Shanker were arrested this morning from
Jagdishpur village," Superintendent of Police Onkar Singh
said.

He said the duo, allegedly involved in various criminal
cases in the past, was acting as middlemen and 16 cartridges
of 9 mm were recovered from them.

"Dinesh and Shanker are being interrogated and efforts
are on to arrest more members of the racket," Singh said.

On April 30, the STF had arrested five security personnel
and a retired sub-inspector following inputs that a large
quantity of cartridges were being smuggled out of the CRPF
group centre at Rampur via a source in Allahabad to various
criminal gangs and possibly Naxals.

Over 5,000 live cartridges, 16 magazines of INSAS rifles,
.25 bore guns, SLR and AK-47s had been recovered besides
245 kg of empty shells following raids at various places.

"Going by the size of recovery, it is clear that the
weapons were being supplied to some big organisation which
could even be a Naxal outfit. Further details will be known
only after completion of the investigations," ADG (Law and
Order) Brij Lal had said in Lucknow.

PTI

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