An alleged arms supplier to proscribed naxal outfit CPI(Maoist) was arrested on Thursday from a village in Muzaffarpur district, police said.

On a specific tip-off that an arms smuggler supplying firearms to the naxalites was hiding at Madhaul village, a special task force (STF) team raided the village and arrested Shrawan Das, Inspector general of police (operations) S K Diwedi told reporters in Patna.

The STF seized one regular double barrel gun, one rifle, nine live cartridges and one kilogram of explosive materials from his possession, Mr. Diwedi said.

Keywords: Arms smuggling