Thursday, May 17, 2007

Explosives recovered from Bihar's Maoist stronghold

Patna, May 17: Police recovered a large quantity of explosives from Bihar's Gaya district Thursday morning.

Amit Jain, Superintendent of Police, Gaya district said police have recovered 500 kg of explosives from a village in the Mohanpur police station area, about 125 km from here.

The area is considered to be a stronghold of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist. However, no one has been arrested in this regard.

The explosives seized was identified as Ammonium Nitrate, which is used for making improvised explosive devices and bombs.

Jain said clear marks on the bags indicated that the explosives had been brought from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Police suspect Maoist guerrillas had dumped the explosives and are trying to establish details of the explosives.

Jain said it was a matter of serious concern that explosives recovered again in the Maoist stronghold of Mohanpur. In February this year police recovered 1,500 kilograms of explosives from a forest in the Mohanpur police station area. --- IANS

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