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Burhanpur Police Recovers Armoury Looted from Forest Department Out-post

BURHANPUR: The Burhanpur on Wednesday police recovered all 17 rifles looted by unidentified miscreants from the post set up by the forest department in the district, an official said. The incident took place on Monday at around 9:30 pm at the Bakdi post under the Navra forest area of Nepanagar tehsil.

Superintendent of police (SP) Rahul Kumar Lodha said, “Police recovered all the firearms on Wednesday during a search operation launched after the incident.”  Interacting with the media reporters, SP Lodha informed that the weapons were discovered near the pond at the Bakdi forest outpost as the accused fled leaving them behind. An LoC has been released for the accused, officials said.

On 28th November, about 15 to 20 unidentified assailants attacked Bhola Barela, a security guard posted at the forest department’s outpost armoury and his wife, and looted 17 rifles and cartridges kept in the cupboard of an armoury. The police on complaint by the outpost keeper filed a compliant and registered a case  against unidentified miscreants under Section 395, 397 (dacoity) of IPC and began an intensive search operation in the area.

Joint teams of police and forest department  that raided Bakri and Jampati villages recovered,  16 pieces of 12 bore guns, one Bharmar gun, which totals to 17 guns. 652 pieces of cartridges of 12 bore guns and 82 pieces of fired cartridges were also recovered. The total value of the seized material is about Rs 4.45 lakh.

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