UP police recovers explosives kept by Maoists in jungle

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 00:42

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police recovered a
large quantity of explosives and detonators kept by Maoists in
a jungle to target patrolling police party in Naxal-hit
Sonebhadra district, a senior police official said here
today.

ADG (Law and Order Brij Lal said that on a tip-off that
one Munna Vishwakarma, a hardcore Maoist, had stored
explosives in the jungles of Devder in Deva Nata Khoh area, a
police team launched a combing operation and recovered 20kg
can bomb (improvised device), 150 gelatin rods, six pencil
cells, one bundle wire and 10 detonators.

The police was informed that the gang had stored the
explosives in the jungles in Kone police station area for
ambushing a police party, the ADG said adding that folowing
this recovery intensive combing operations have started in the
jungles.

A case has been lodged with the police against Munna
Vishvakarma and four other Naxals, the ADG added.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 00:42
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