By Niticentral Staff on September 12, 2013
Following reports of sporadic clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday between people of two communities in Kirthal village under Ramala police station of Baghpat district, police launched search operations in which AK 47 cartridges have been recovered.
This has shocked the top brass of UP administration as well as the intelligence agencies. The speculation that such a dangerous fire arms have been procured by some people to be used in the communal clash has pushed the alarm bell to the echelons of the State administration.
Police have recovered the cartridges from the house of Rozuddin, a resident of Kirthal village which had seen stone pelting among the people of two communities on Wednesday following firing on Tuesday evening.
Suspecting presence of the deadly arms in his house or in the vicinity, police searched the whole area but to no avail. Police also recovered cartridges of 9 mm pistols, countrymade firearms besides many sharp weapons.
Speaking on this, CO Rajesh Sonkar said that the matter regarding who procured the cartridges is being investigated.
It has been also reported that the police investigation and search operation has been stopped midway. According to police sources, they had instructions from above to do so.
(with inputs from agencies)