Security forces on Friday seized a cache of arms and ammunitions from a Maoist hide out and defused an IED planted by ultras in Bihar’s Rohtas district.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande said acting on a tip-off about movement of a Maoist group led by Ajay Rajbhar in hilly Chunhatta village, the security forces led by CRPF Commandant Mithilesh Kumar launched a combing operation there on Friday morning.
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But the ultras escaped in the thick forest leaving behind a haul of arms and ammunitions comprising three single bore guns, a country-made pistol, 12 ammunitions, 50 kg ammonium nitrate, 50 kg PEF explosives, 2,350 detonators and four empty plastic boxes, Lande said.
The security forces also defused an IED that the Maoists had planted on the road of Chunhatta village to prevent securitymen from reaching there, the SP added.