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NIA likely to probe American rifle recovery case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Official sources said a team of NIA has already visited Silodar forest from where the American gun, an Italian pistol and UK manufactured bulletproof jacket were recovered from alleged arms supplier Prafulla Malakar and Maoist zonal commander Anil Yadav three days ago.

Considering the significance involved in the recovery of the automatic weapons from a remote location in Jharkhand, the case will soon be handed over to NIA for probe, they said.

The investigators will try to find out the link of the suppliers, the possible route of the arms smuggling and whether any official agency of neighbouring country was involved in the racket, sources said.

A formal notification handing over the case to NIA will soon be announced, they said.


First Published: Mon, September 03 2012. 20:15 IST