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Naxal leader arrested; rifles, cartridges seized

patna Updated: Nov 14, 2009 22:56 IST

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A Naxal leader was arrested in Patna and his interrogation led to seizure of three Insas rifles, one pistol and around 1680 live cartridges, police said on Saturday.

Senior Superintendent of Police Vinit Vinayak told reporters that acting on a tip-off, police raided a house at Ramnagari here and arrested Subodh Singh Friday night.

One pistol, 650 live cartridges, several literature, pan cards and ATM cards were seized from him. Besides based on the information received during his interrogation, police raided a house under Kankerbagh police station and recovered three Insas rifles, 730 live cartridges and some vital documents, the SSP said.

Subsequently, police conducted another raid at a house in Ashok Nagar here and seized six vehicles with beacon-fitted lights and 225 live cartridges, he said.

Police had on November 7 and November 8 seized 350 kg of ammonium nitrate, copper sulphate and bottles of acid stuffed in gunny bags and plastic containers from an abandoned truck in Kankerbagh locality of the state capital.

A day later, police stumbled upon a huge cache of firearms and raw materials, used particularly in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), from the rented house of Singh on Bhootnath road in Patna.