Bihar police finds AK-47 Riffles, grenade launchers, huge cache of live cartridges in a car searched in suspect of liquor smuggling

The 'MA' mark engraved shows that the arms belonged to the Myanmar Army and have been smuggled into India

A team of custom department and police in Purnia, Bihar seized a huge cache of live cartridges and the spare parts of the Myanmar Army’s three AK-47 rifles and two under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) after breaking the doors, dashboard, roof, seats and footsteps of a Tata Safari car, which was seized from Baisi district in Purnia on February 7.

The vehicle was intercepted in Baisi district by the police patrolling team suspecting illegal liquor smuggling on Thursday.

According to the Additional Director General of Police (headquarters), Kundan Krishnan, during the routine checking, the police officials initially found 600 live cartridges in the vehicle. On the basis of which they arrested three arms smugglers- V R Kahornagam, Clearson Kavo (both from Ukhrul in Manipur) and Suraj Prasad from Pipra Basant in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Following the State police headquarters instruction, thorough checking of the vehicle was initiated after which the police further recovered various parts of unassembled AK-47 and UBGLs and 1000 additional cartridges which were hidden in specially built boxes inside the vehicle.

Image of one of the 1600 live cartridges recovered, courtesy: Aaj Tak

It is being suspected that these weapons were to be used to carry out violent acts before the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

During interrogation, the three arrested persons confessed that they used to supply arms and weapons to Mukesh Singh of Patna and Santosh Singh of Bhojpur, Kundan Krishnan (ADGP) said.

The police raided Mukesh Singh’s house in Patna on Saturday and seized 50 cartridges, he said. Mukesh has been absconding since then, Kundan confirmed.

Unassembled parts of arms belonging to Myanmar Army, courtesy: Aaj Tak

Bihar police are also contemplating of handing over the case to the Central agency as arms had the ‘MA’ mark engraved which shows that the arms belonged to the Myanmar Army and have been smuggled into India, the ADGP added.

Hitherto known to be a hub of illegal arms manufacturing, Bihar police had in October last year busted a large scale arms smuggling racket in Bihar, and had recovered several AK-47 rifles and hundreds of spare parts stashed away in wells, river beds and abandoned houses across the state. The rifles were smuggled to Bihar’s Munger district.

Meanwhile, Munger district in Bihar which has infamously emerged as the centre of such illegal manufacturing of high-quality advanced arms and ammunition for the last several decades had been in news for yet another huge arms smuggling racket involving smuggling of weapons condemned by the Army in December last year.

Munger is infamous for its illegal arms factories. Munger police have earlier busted one such racket involving a nexus between officers of Jabalpur’s Central Ordnance Depot and local arms dealers.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Congress deletes video where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing shortly after the Pulwama attack

After Congress' lies against the Prime Minister were exposed, Congress proceeded to delete the tweet where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing after the Pulwama terror attack.

This is why Neena Gupta wants no one to wish Pritish Nandy even a Happy Birthday

Pritish Nandy 'stole' Masaba's birth certificate and printed in his magazine without Neena Gupta's permission
Image Source: Twitter

Fearing India’s retaliation, Pakistan cancels leaves of its troops, uses flares to light up night sky to see movement of Indian troops

Pakistani administration has asked people to stay in underground bunkers, which could protect them from shelling or any form of attacks which could come from the other side of the border.
Pakistan's government acts as a subordinate of its military and Islamic fundamentalists

It appears Pakistan is scared of India: Masood Azhar’s veiled threat to Imran Khan against any govt action

Masood Azhar said in his weekly address, ''Pakistan's response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threats post Pulwama was rather lukewarm and lacklustre. It appears Pakistan is scared of India.''

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Fact Check: Was PM Narendra Modi doing a photoshoot in Uttarakhand after the Pulwama terror attack?

PM Modi had completed before his forest visit in Corbett National Park before the Pulwama attack
Foreign trips and MoUs signed: Read how 5 years of Modi trumps 10 years of Manmohan Singh

Foreign trips and MoUs signed: Read how 5 years of Modi trumps 10 years of Manmohan Singh

In terms of signing international deals and MoU, PM Narendra Modi has delivered 322% more than PM Manmohan Singh at only 18% additional costs

After India’s diplomatic win, Pakistan media changes the UNSC statement to suit its false narrative on Pulwama attack

After the UNSC issued a strong statement against the Pulwama terrorist attack and named JeM, thereby registering a major diplomatic win for India, media in Pakistan has resorted to obfuscation and twisting the statement to suit their fundamentalist narratives

Goa DGP warns against Amazon Alexa, UC Browser, calls them biggest spies

DGP Chander also warned against Pakistani music website songs.pk saying that the site promotes Chinese-made UC browser which collects private information of users.

Another gaffe by Youth Congress, shares poster of Narendra Modi’s popularity with wrong claim

Youth Congress mistakes a Times Group online to be BJP internal poll

Latest articles

Connect with us

138,628FansLike
111,472FollowersFollow
23,573SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these