Huge cache of Arms recovered in Gumla
Huge cache of Arms recovered in Gumla

Jharkhand: CPI (Maoist) hideout busted, huge cache of arms recovered

ANI | Updated: Dec 14, 2018 04:29 IST

Gumla (Jharkhand) [India], Dec 14 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jharkhand Police personnel have jointly busted a Communist Party of India (Maoist) hideout in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Thursday.
Acting on the intelligence inputs, the 158 and 218 Battalions of CRPF and state police unearthed a huge cache of arms and ammunition reportedly dumped by the CPI (Maoist) cadres.
Among the recovered weapons are 1 AKM rifle, one 12 bore double barrel gun, one .315 rifle, 2 pistols, one magazine of AKM, 10 live rounds of AKM and 5 live rounds of 8MM. Also, 12 Gelatin sticks weighing approximately 1.25 Kilograms and 1.5 Kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate have been recovered.
20 detonators, 10-metre safety fuse, and 2 steel containers have also been recovered and confiscated from the hideout.
Gumla is known to be a hotbed for Naxal activity in Jharkhand and lies in the Red-corridor. It is located in the southern part of the Chota Nagpur plateau and is one among 30 worst Naxalite-Maoist extremism affected districts in the country. (ANI)