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Explosives, ammunition meant for Maoists seized in Jharkhand

Gumla , Fri, 23 Mar 2012 ANI

Gumla, Mar 23 (ANI): Police in Jharkhand's Gumla District on Friday arrested three men with large quantities of explosives, detonators, arms and ammunitions which was to be sold to the Maoists in the state.

Speaking to Mediapersons, Superintendent of Police, Gumla District Jatin Narwal said: "We have recovered four weapons from these three accused. We have also recovered ammunition, 30 gelatin sticks, 100 kilograms ammonium nitrate and 130 detonators. This way we have recovered quite a good amount of explosives and arms and ammunitions".

Narwal added that three accused were under the radar of the authorities for some time and were planning to sell these explosives to the Maoists.

The Maoist insurgency has gripped nearly a third of the country in its violent tentacles, spreading into the interiors of 20 of India's 28 states.

The guerrilla war, waged mostly from the forests of central and eastern India by the Communist Party of India-Maoist, poses as the country's biggest internal security threat, say analysts. (ANI)


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