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Cops eye mobiles to track network

THE POLICE are sifting through heaps of material, including weapons, arms accessories, books and CDs recovered in the raids at different places ? the Satnami Nagar factory and other residential places on Thursday and Friday.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 03:09 IST

THE POLICE are sifting through heaps of material, including weapons, arms accessories, books and CDs recovered in the raids at different places — the Satnami Nagar factory and other residential places on Thursday and Friday. 

Director General of Police (DGP) AR Pawar also visited the illegal factory on Friday. The police officials hope record of calls of the cell phones of arrested persons would also help them track route of arms consignments and network of the Naxalites.

The police recovered nearly Rs 11 lakh cash from them and the source of the money is yet to be found. Apart from gunpowder, another explosive has been found. Intelligence officials haven’t ruled out the possibility that it could be RDX. “We are unable to identify it and are waiting for experts’ opinion,” said intelligence officials. However, local police claim that it is not RDX.

Officials don’t rule out the possibility of sending numerous consignments of arms from the illegal  factor but none of the arrested persons has spoken yet. The laptop recovered from the spot is being examined, police officials said.

Sources say that the intelligence tip-off was that the factory was operational in the Piplani area and a senior district police official in civil clothes posing as buyer went to this workshop that was zeroed in on by investigators.

Officials at the Police Headquarters are worried that similar  factories may exist in Malwa and other regions where cache of arms has been seized in the past.

The cassettes of revolutionary songs have also been seized. It is surmised that arms manufactured here were sent to Naxalites active in other states.

They probably sent their persons who came here and took away consignment, suspect police.