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Bihar turns a hot bed of arms smugglers

Sunday - October 7, 2018 12:42 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL

WTN- Bihar Police has busted an arms smuggling racket and recovered a huge cache of AK-47 assault rifles and their spare parts hidden in wells and river beds. The recovery was made from the Munger district of Bihar during a fortnight-long search operation. Police seized 20 assault rifles and almost 500 spare parts. Surprisingly, the AK-47 rifles recovered were made in the Central Ordnance Depot in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The rifles were naturally smuggled into Bihar's Munger district.

Police suspect that the rifles and their spare parts were meant to be delivered to Maoists and terrorists. It is estimated that more than 60 AK-47 rifles that went missing from the Jabalpur ordnance depot since 2012 were smuggled to Munger. Munger district of Bihar is notorious for illegal manufacturing of high quality advanced arms and ammunition for last several decades. The police began search operation on September 29 in various parts of Munger following the killing of Muzaffarpur former mayor and his driver on September 23. Initially, 281 spare parts of AK-47 assault rifle were recovered from the waters of River Ganga. More recoveries were made on October 2.

Police conducted raids at the house of one Manzar of Wardha village under Muffassil police station of Munger. Police found additional 91 spare parts of the assault rifle from a well inside the house. The residents of the house had fled before police team reached the spot. Earlier, the police had recovered two ready-to-use AK-47 rifles when they raided the house of Amma Khatoon. Police said the recovery of spare parts indicated that arms smugglers supplied rifles and spare parts to their customers as and when demand arose.

Preliminary probe has suggested laxity in security at the Jabalpur depot. The trail of weapons supply started with seizure of three AK-47 rifles from Jamalpur, Munger, on August 29 from one Mohammed Imran of Bardah village. Imran’s arrest led to the chain of arms supply from the Jabalpur depot. While Munger Police has arrested 11 people, MP Police has arrested two people in this connection. Two employees at the depot, Purushottam Lal (now retired) and Suresh Thakur (serving as an officer) allegedly took defective weapons and parts from other weapons for reassembling. Bihar IG (Operations) Kundan Krishnan said: “What is disconcerting is involvement of officers from Jabalpur Ordnance Depot and a retired Armyman re-employed at Defence Service Corps at Siliguri, Mohammed Gulshad alias Gulo, a resident of Bardah, Munger and brother-in-law of Imran, who was the first person to be arrested. As Lal and Gulshad knew each other, Imran was introduced by Gulshad to Lal to work as a conduit.” There has been a spate of murders in Bihar in the recent past. Apart from the Muzaffarpur killings, the same make of guns were used in the killing of RJD leader Dina Gope in Patna on May 12.

Before that notorious don Bablu Dubey was killed in West Champaran’s Bettiah in 2017. LJP leader Brijnath Singh was shot dead in Patna in 2016. If not checked, more such violence or even of a higher intensity can take place anytime. Guns are being found from virtually every corner of the region and every space possible – wells, fields, houses, drains, godowns and vehicles. This is certainly a deeper issue than what is apparent on the surface.  Illegal gun production, trade and supply is a thriving industry in Munger for decades and that should have been checked long way back. Instead it was allowed to flourish. Today we are face to face with a puzzling crisis, the roots of which are deep and intricate.

-Window To News
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