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IB team to quiz arms smugglers nabbed in Purnia


PATNA: A different group of Intelligence Bureau (IB) headed by way of an assistant director rank officer from Delhi will interrogate the fingers smugglers arrested with sophisticated fingers and ammunition at Baisi in Purnia district.
The police on Sunday recovered Myanmar Army’s 3 AK-47 assault rifles, two under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) and 1200 live cartridges after breaking the doors, dashboard, roof, seats and footsteps of a SUV seized on February 7. Initially, 600 live cartridges of AK-47 rifles had been seized from the vehicle. V R Kahornagam, Clearson Kavo (each from Ukhrul in Manipur) and Suraj Prasad from Pipra Basant in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh had been arrested.

Sources stated the IB group would reach Purnia by means of Bagdogra in West Bengal either on Monday night time or Tuesday morning to interrogate the two Ukhrul-based fingers smugglers. Kahornagam and Kavo are suspected to have direct links with a northeastern insurgent team. Ukhrul is positioned close to India-Myanmar border.

Police widely searched the SUV on data from the state police headquarters on Saturday night time and recovered the dismantled portions of three AK-47s of Myanmar Army.


Police headquarters resources stated Kahornagam and Kavo had been first of all taken on two days’ police remand on Sunday. “But a Purnia court docket on Monday granted their police custody for five extra days,” resources stated.


“The topic is highly delicate as Myanmar Army’s fingers and ammunition are being smuggled into India. This has wider ramifications as it requires to be ascertained if those fingers smuggling racket is being run just for money by way of insurgent groups or foreign powers also are involved to threaten the rustic’s internal security,” a extremely placed source stated.


Sources stated the two Ukhrul-based smugglers had been interrogated by way of Bihar’s antiterrorism squad (ATS) and an IB group of the state police. “They had been being proven some pictures of Maoist commanders active in Bihar and Jharkhand and insurgent team leaders of Dimapur in Nagaland and different places of northeast,” resources stated, including the police had been engaging in raids to nab Mukesh Singh and Santosh Singh, who had been to obtain the consignment in Patna.


Purnia police, after initial recovery of 600 live cartridges, had carried out raid on Mukesh’s flat at RK Puram in Danapur leading to further recovery of 50 live cartridges of INSAS rifle. But Mukesh may just now not be arrested.


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