Mussoorie: Police on Monday recovered and seized the rifle and about 100 rounds of bullets which were allegedly used by an ITBP constable to kill his officer and shoot at another colleague at the prestigious IAS Academy last week.
Officials said the accused trooper Chandra Shekhar, who was arrested in Chandigarh yesterday, took the police to the Murray pump house area in the hill station area where he had hidden the Light Machine Gun (LMG) and around 100 rounds of ammunition.
"The weapon is suspected to have been used by Shekhar to kill his officer and injure others on July 10," a senior official said.
Shekhar was brought here on transit remand by Uttarakhand police from Chandigarh and officials said the recoveries were made early morning.
He is accused of killing his officer Subedar Surendra Lal and injuring another colleague who is recuperating at a hospital in Dehradun.
Following the incident, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had decided to replace the unit guarding the academy with immediate effect.