Huge cache of Maoist arms seized in Andhra

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Hyderabad, Mar 16 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Police on Monday recovered a huge cache of arms in the state.

Based on the documents recovered from Maoist leader Kondala Reddy, police conducted raids in a house at Paidiparru village in West Godavari District, and recovered a large number of rocket launchers, unassembled rocket launchers, about 3,000 hand grenades and their spare parts, and other items.

"With the recovery of such a huge dump, a major disaster has been averted to general public, as well as to the armed forces, said R R Girish Kumar, Director General of Police (DGP), Andhra Pradesh.

Kumar said that Maoists use peaceful areas to store their arms and carry out extremist activities, and urged the public to be vigilant in their villages and towns.

"There is also information that Maoists, in order to prove their existence, want to commit some sensational offences. Some action teams are understand their movement in the state so with that point of view also, I would like the public to inform - wherever possible - activities of the Maoists, or any places of storage of these arms and ammunitions in their respective villages or towns," said Kumar.

Maoist rebels on February 22 had offered a conditional 72-day ceasefire through media, and said that they are willing to talk to the government if it aborts Operation Green Hunt. (ANI)

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