Jangalmahal: Arms, ammunition seized in raid
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 21:46
Jhargram (WB): Security forces on Sunday claimed to have foiled a plan by Maoists to launch an attack in Jangalmahal, after seizing arms and ammunition from a forest near here.

On a tip-off that the ultras had assembled in the Auspal forest, 10 km from Jhargram town, the West Midnapore police and the CRPF jointly launched a search operation after cordoning off the area, Additional SP Mukesh Kumar said.

Kumar said three single-barrel guns, two pressure mines, one masket, a large number of chocolate bombs and 10 rounds of cartridges were seized in the pre-dawn operation.

However, no Maoist was captured in the raid, the Additional S P said, adding that the ultras might have got wind of the raid and escaped in the last moment leaving the weapons.

The forces are continuing raids in the adjacent villages, Kumar said.

The district police, meanwhile, claimed the seizure of the arms and ammunition was a 'big success' for the security forces in Jangalmahal in recent months.


First Published: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 21:46

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