Police seize arms and ammunition from Maoists in BiharOctober 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya, Oct 21 (ANI): Police have recovered a huge cache of arms hidden by Maoists in Bihar’’s Gaya District.
Acting on a tip-off, the police seized the explosives from a water tank in the Bhalua forest area of the district.
“We recovered a 250-litres tank. On opening it was found it had 200 detonators, 126 tiffin bombs, timers and few wires. It was dumped so that they could easily take out and use it,” said R. Mallar Vijji, Superintendent of Police.
The Maoists, or Naxalites as they are known locally, claim to be fighting for peasant rights and radical redistribution of land in many parts of the country.
Thirty-two of Bihar’’s 38 districts are Naxal affected. (ANI)