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AP govt to invetigate seizure of rockets

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Goverment is investigating the seizure of rockets and rocket launchers seized from Kranthi Transport at Achampet of Mehbubnagar district and Giddalur of Prakasam district earlier in September this year, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shriprakash Jaiswal said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

He said investigation has so far revealed that CPI (Maoist) had got these rockets and rocket lanchers fabricated in seven foundries at Chennai through Thota Kumara Swamy @ Madhu, a native of Warrangal district of Andhra Pradesh.

Two persons have been arrested in Kadapa, while Thota Kumara Swamy @ Madhu, the kingpin and his wife Sudha Rani surrendered to Warrangal police of Andhra Pradesh on October 16 this year and were later arrested by Mehbubnagar Police.

He said the Tamil Nadu police also arrested seven persons who manufactured rockets and rocket launchers in their foundries.

The State Government has been advised to take all steps to check the illegal manufacturing of rockets and rocket launchers and ensure strict enforcement of the provisions of the Arms and Explosives Acts and rules and existing instructions issued in this regard, he added.

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