Thursday, December 08, 2005

Naxal arms dump unearthed in Medak

Thursday December 8 2005 10:26 IST

SANGAREDDY: A special party of police early on Wednesday morning unearthed an arms dump belonging to the Maoists at Lingapalli village under Koudipalli police station limits.

The arms were hidden in a bag under a culvert on the village outskirts.

The arms were kept their to be handy for attacking targets. The police officials are worried at the arms seizure at a time when it is being said that the Maoist activity had come down drastically in the district.

With the intelligence officials warning that there could be attacks by the Naxalites marking the People’s Guerrilla Army (PGA) formation week the police officials have been alerted. And the police had intensified the combing in the past one-week.

The plastic bag found under the culvert about a kilometre from Lingampally contained 10 kg claymore mine, a landmine, a plastic bucket bomb, a small cylinder bomb, 50 electric detonators, 21 gelatin sticks, 50 metres of electric wire and 5 metres of fuse wire.

A bomb disposal squad defused the landmine and the claymore mine, the SP said.

Following the seizure of the dump the police further intensified combing and vigil.

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