Police busts Mao hide-out, seizes arms and ammo


Patna: Security forces on Friday seized a cache of arms and ammunitions from a Maoist hide out and defused an IED planted by ultras in Bihar’s Rohtas district.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande said acting on a tip-off about movement of a Maoist group led by Ajay Rajbhar in hilly Chunhatta village, the security forces led by CRPF Commandant Mithilesh Kumar launched a combing operation there on Friday morning.

The ultras escaped in the thick forest leaving behind a haul of arms and ammunitions comprising three single bore guns, a country-made pistol, 12 ammunitions, 50 kg ammonium nitrate, 50 kg PEF explosives, 2,350 detonators and four empty plastic boxes, Lande said.