Four suspected Maoists were arrested and a large quantity of chemicals and explosive materials meant for making bombs were seized in Bihar’s Munger district.
“Three packets, weighing one kg each containing gelatine sticks, one kg potassium chlorate, 145 detonators and a hand grenade were seized from the houses of two hardcore Maoists last night in Banvarsha village,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Ashok Kumar, told reporters here.
He said a hundred detonators bore the mark of Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd, Hyderabad and the rest were having the mark of Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Ltd, Dholpur.
Four Maoists - Ashok Paswan, Manoj Paswan, Tuntun Kumar and Ishwar Sah - were arrested and three others managed to flee, Kumar said.
“Ashok Paswan is the one from whose abandoned vehicle 300 kg of explosives were seized at Old Bypass road in Kankerbagh locality on November 7 in Patna,” Deputy SP said, adding they were suspected to have been involved in several incidents in Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai and Banka.