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Munger :Munger police which since long been active against manufacturing of illegal fire arms which has taken a shape of cottage industry in the hinterlands of the district, now has sniffed another interesting development attached to it.
The superintendent of police, Munger, Ashish Bharati told reporters : “ Munger police for the first time unearthed mini gun factories being run by Maoist groups inside the forest areas. We apprehend the Maoists have started manufacturing firearms in hilly and forest areas to attack public installations and construction sites in the district”.
The sensational discloser come soon after the arrest of three alleged Maoists engaged in manufacturing illegal firearms from the Bariarpur and Gangta police station areas of the district on April 18.
The arrested persons are identified as Anil Yadav of village Dhanmani Patam under Naya Ramnagar police station, Chanchal Yadav of Nista under Surajgarha police station in Lakhisarai district and Kesho Yadav of Kajichak under Bariarpur police station.
Sources from Munger police revealed that a police team lead by ASP (operation) Rana Navin Kumar conducted raids in the forest areas of Unni Banbarsa under Bariarpur police station on Tuesday and unearthed a mini gun factory. Two mini gun factories were unearthed in a similar raid at Bansbitti under Gangta police station. Two unfinished pistols, two unfinished regular guns, one base machine, one drilling machine and 13 magazines besides a large number of tools used in manufacturing firearms were recovered in the operation.
The sources further said that the mini gun factories were unearthed in the forest areas after the Maoists assaulted a woman woodcutter and drove her away. She somehow managed to set her free from the clutches of the youth and complained about the incident in the village while after returning from the forest. The villagers rushed there and caught hold of two persons and informed the police, who arrested them. On their input, the joint police and CRPF team conducted the raids and stumbled upon the mini gun factories.
Munger already earned notoriety for mushrooming mini gun factories in rural parts. But the apprehension of police that now the rebels have joined in this illegal manufacturing of fire arms indeed a matter of concern, said a top ranking intelligence officer. He said earlier in 2015 police managed to destroy such manufacturing units of firearms at some most inaccessible parts of the district. “If the rebels once have started such things, it should immediately be curbed firmly,” the official pointed out.