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Weapons, ammunition seized in raids in Bihar

Posted by Indian Vanguard on April 30, 2007

HAZARIBAG: Following a tip-off on Friday night, a Hazaribag police team headed by Barhi SDPO Saryu Paswan and inspector of Barhi circle Girish Pandey on a tipconducted raids in forests by the side of river Kahudag on borders of Gaya and Chouparan police stations of the district.

The police have seized two rifles and around 80 rounds of ammunition of which 48 are SLR and the rest 315 are bore for rifles, said the Hazaribag SP, Praveen Kumar Singh, while addressing a press conference here on Saturday.

Giving details of the raids, the SP said, on a tip-off that a about 25 armed Naxalites led by a sub-zonal commander had entered Chouparan from Fatehpur side of Bihar for attacking some villages, a police party rushed to the forest area.

On seeing the police, the Maoists opened fire which was returned by the police.

The encounter between the Naxalites and the police continued for more than half an hour, during which more than 60 rounds were fired from both the side. But with the break of dawn, the Naxalites managed to escape, said the SP.

Immediately after this, the police conducted a search and found arms and ammunitions, which were seized. One of the rifles had “Jehanabd” inscribed on it, indicating a weapon looted during Jehanabad jail break.

he Times of India

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