Thursday, January 31, 2008

Maoist arms dump unearthed

GUNTUR: The Guntur police have unearthed two arms dumps belonging to the CPI (Maoist) at Bollapalli and Papayapalem reserve forest areas and recovered country made rifles, landmines and grenades.

The dumps were unearthed based on reliable information provided by a key ‘informant’, Mahesh Chandra Laddha, SP, told mediapersons on Wednesday.

The cache of arms included two .303 rifles, a .38 rifle, .8 mm rifle, country made revolver, a S.B.B.L gun, revolver rounds and .38 rifle spare magazines.

Police also recovered two landmines weighing 10 kg and three kg, respectively, and 100 books of revolutionary literature. Most of the arms which have been seized were in ‘working condition,’ the SP said.

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