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Security forces foil major Maoist attack, recover huge cache of arms from Bihar's Gaya

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By ETV Bharat Tech Team

Published : Aug 29, 2023, 9:54 AM IST

Updated : Aug 29, 2023, 10:29 AM IST

SSP Gaya said that the recovery of the arms and ammunition on such a large scale shows that the Naxals were planning a major attack on the security forces.

arms and ammunition recovered in gaya
arms and ammunition recovered in gaya

Gaya: Security forces foiled a major Naxalite attack after they recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Bihar's Gaya district, officials said on Tuesday. An official said that the recovery was made in Lutua area during a massive search operation following specific intelligence inputs.

A police spokesman said that a special team comprising CoBRA 205, CRPF 159 Battalion, STF and District Police launched a combing operation in the forest area of Pandra of Lutua. In the subsequent search operation, 303 rifles, 100 cartridges of 7.62 mm were recovered. The ammunitions were hidden at one place, police said.

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Security forces continued action on the basis of inputs and conducted a search operation at the other end of the Pandra hill, it added. As the searches were intensified, three powerful IEDs were also found hidden at another spot, which were defused by the security forces, said police. Police said that a tunnel built across the hill was also uncovered during the search operation which was probably used by the Naxalites as a hideout.

During the raid in the cave, the security forces recovered 13,800 detonators and backpacks kept in five plastic sacks, police said. Apart from this, four bundles of cordex wire, black military uniform of Naxalites, ammunition bag were also recovered from the spot, which were destroyed on the spot, police said. Security forces have also recovered two cellphones and two walkie talkie sets from the Naxalites' cave hideout.

According to the information, PLGA (Military Squad), the deadliest squad of the banned Naxalite organization CPI Maoist, used to hold meetings in the cave hideout. Ashish Bharti, SSP, Gaya said that the recovery of the huge cache of arms and ammunition shows that the Naxalites were preparing for a major attack on the security forces.

“The nefarious design of Naxalites has been foiled. The search operation against them is still going on," he said.

Last Updated : Aug 29, 2023, 10:29 AM IST
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