Around 70 hand grenades and 25 live pipe bombs, were recovered in a joint operation launched by CRPF and Bihar Police in Munger and Jamui districts on Tuesday.

A huge haul of explosives, including 70 hand grenades and 25 live pipe bombs, were recovered in a joint operation launched by the CRPF and Bihar Police in Naxal-hit Munger and Jamui districts of the state on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of several Maoists, police, led by SP Navin Kumar, recovered the huge cache of arms during operation “Green Hunt”, Jamui SP Jitendera Rana said.

Materials used for making bombs have been recovered along with live pipe bombs, he said.

The Maoists, however, managed to flee.

An exchange of fire between security forces and the ultras took place before the cache of arms was recovered in Harni jungle area, the SP said.

In 2005, the then SP K. C. Surendra Babu and six other policemen were killed in a landmine attack by the Maoists in the same Bheem Bandh forest area.