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Naxalite arrested, firearms recovered in Chandauli; UP

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 9, 2007

With the arrest of a hardcore Naxalite, cops have busted an illegal factory of firearms in a dense forest of Naughar area in Chandauli district during a combing operation on Wednesday. Police have recovered a country-made pistol, parts of sophisticated SLR, wire, explosive material and equipment of preparing and repairing firearms.

The arrested Naxal has been identified as Jai Prakash, a resident of Kharauli area under Chand police station in the bordering district of Bhabhwa in Bihar. Police are gathering more details about the arrested Naxal from the Bihar police.

According to reports, cops were engaged in a routine combing operation in the dense forest of Naughar area on Wednesday when they spotted a suspicious man. When policemen signaled him to stop for checking, he tried to flee but cops arrested him and recovered a country-made pistol of 12-bore from his possession.

During the interrogation, police got vital information about the networking of Naxals in the area. On the revelation of the arrested man, cops busted a factory of illegal firearms in a dense forest area. Cops recovered the upper portion of a SLR gun, thin wire, explosive powder and other equipment.

The SP (Chandauli), Praveen Kumar confirmed the arrest of the Naxal under the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act.

Hindustan Times


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