Maoist arms supplier held with 40 kg explosives

Ranchi, May 19 (Calcutta Tube) A person, who supplied arms and explosives to Maoist guerrillas, was Wednesday arrested in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district with 40 kg explosives and over Rs.3 lakh in cash, police said.

Another supplier, from whose house 15 kg explosives were seized, is on the run.

‘We arrested Baleshwar Yadav from Armau village of Bokaro. We seized 40 kg ammonium nitrate, 1,040 metres length of wires, 280 detonators, cash of Rs.3.09 lakh, and other devices used in making landmines,’ Saket Kumar, Superintendent of Police of Bokaro district, told reporters.

He said on a tip-off by Yadav, the house of Kisko Ghashi, another arms suppliers, was also raided.

Fifteen kg ammonium nitrate, wires, detonators and other things were seized.

Ghashi, however, managed to escape.

The police have launched a search operation with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to trace and nab Ghashi.

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