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NIA seizes huge cache of arms, ammunition from Jharkhand’s Bokaro

An NIA official said its team recovered 10 .303 rifles, a 9mm carbine, a 9mm Browning pistol, one DBBL, two SBBL, Rs three lakh in cash, a large quantity of ammunition, levy receipts and other incriminating materials, from Lugu Pahar area of Bokaro.

india Updated: May 29, 2018 18:33 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
National Investigation Agency,Jharkhand,Bokaro
The arms were seized in connection with NIA’s ongoing probe into seizure of over 1,100 Aadhaar cards and guns from Maoists after a gunfight in March.(File Photo)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said that it has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Jharkhand’s Bokaro in connection with its ongoing probe into seizure of over 1,100 Aadhaar cards and guns from Maoists after a gunfight in March.

The case was registered by the Jharkhand Police on March 6 in Dumri police station of Giridih district.

An NIA official said its team has recovered 10 .303 rifles, a 9mm carbine, a 9mm Browning pistol, one DBBL, two SBBL, Rs three lakh in cash, a large quantity of ammunition, levy receipts and other incriminating materials, from Lugu Pahar area of Bokaro, following a a tip off about the arms dump by the Maoist Mahavir Manjhi alias Charlees during interrogation.

“Upon receipt of the information, the NIA team, with the assistance of Jharkhand Police and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) recovered the above-mentioned weapons and other materials under section 27 of the Indian Evidence Act,” the NIA official said.

Earlier, the Jharkhand Police had arrested 15 armed Maoist cadres including functionaries of CPI-Maoist from Dumri in Giridih and recovered 12 other weapons including AK-47, Insas, SLR and .303 rifles from them.

It said 60 ATM (SBI) cards, 199 letters of thanks issued by the Allahabad Bank for opening accounts and 1,125 Aadhaar cards were also recovered during the operation.

First Published: May 29, 2018 18:33 IST