Anti-Naxal ops: Arms, ammunition seized by forces in Jharkhand
The operation is being conducted by the 158th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district police and it is still on.
A huge cache of arms was recovered after the Central Reserve Police Force and the Jharkhand Police on Thursday carried out an anti-Maoist operation on the inputs provided by a CPI-Maoist commander who had surrendered.
Communist Party of India-Maoist commander Nakul Yadav who carried a bounty on his head, surrendered on Thursday morning and gave vital information to the security personnel.
Security forces today recovered a cache of over a dozen arms and more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition as part of an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district.
Officials said a joint operation was launched by the CRPF and state police in the district after which a light machine gun (LMG), a semi-automatic US made rifle, an AK 47, a self-loading rifle (SLR), three INSAS rifles, six other guns and some communication gadgets were seized from a hideout.
Over 3,000 bullets of different calibre and magazine pouches were also seized by the team, they said.
The operation is being conducted by the 158th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district police and it is still on, they added.