Looted arms found buried behind police station

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Chennai, Feb 16 (UNI) Rifles looted from Adhiyamankottai Police station in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, allegedly by naxalites, were found buried behind the police station.

A week after the shocking incident, police made a breakthrough in the case, when they found the rifles buried in a banana garden behind the police station.

A senior police officer, who supervised the recovery of the arms, said the investigation was on and they would establish by tomorrow as to, who were involved in the incident.

Initial reports suggested that naxalites from Maoist group attacked the police personnel in the police station, located on the busy Salem-Bangalore Highway and looted the arms.

Senior police officials, led by Additional Director General of Police K Vijayakumar, visited the police station and formed as many as 16 special teams to bring the culprits to book.

Mr Vijayakumar had even announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to those who provide vital clues, leading to the recovery of arms.

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