Security personnel have recovered 16 firearms, including two that were burgled from the police, in Jharkhand’s Latehar district.
Security personnel on September 30, launched a search operation in which they recovered firearms, hidden in the bushes of the Budi Sakhua jungle in Balumath, senior police told reporters.
Latehar Superintendent of Police had constituted a team to seize the arms after getting specific information, Palamu district Deputy Inspector General (DIG) said.
The firearms belonged to ultra-outfit Trutiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) leaders Akraman and Gulshan. Of the recovered arms, two were 303 regular rifles, burgled from police, one was of 315 bore, while 13 were 9-mm rifles, DIG said.
The squad of ultra-outfit has suffered a setback following the recovery of the firearms, the DIG claimed.
The policemen involved in the search operation would be rewarded, he added.