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Manipur police procures 10.14 lakhs arms, ammo
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 2:
Published on 2 Mar. 2009 11:42 PM IST
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A huge quantity of ammunitions and arm accessories totaling to 10, 14,086 collected from different factories located in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra for the Manipur police arrived in Imphal, a well placed official source said Monday. The items collected and transported include 1512 numbers of Rifle 7.62 mm IAI SLR and equal number of Rifle 7.62mm CES items sets, 13470 sets of magazines (Magazine 2A for SLR), 72828 cartridges of 9mm ball, 4944 cartridge of 7.62mm HD, 3708 grenade rifles 36 M HE, 3768 Detonators 7 Sec Delay, 48 equipments of 51 mm mortar E-1 with 5 CES items, 299135 cartridge of SA A7 Mark-II, 435286 cartridge of 7.62mm CTN and 15 numbers of tubeless tyre. The items are to be procured by the state police under the modernization of police, a Centre sponsored scheme implemented in the state. About Rs 11 lakhs was spend by the police in collecting and transporting the items meant for the state police forces, police commandos and IRBns engaged in counter insurgency operations in the state, source said. The ammunitions and accessories of the arms were collected by team of 71 personnel from different units of IRBns, MR, district police and other units of state police. The team led by assistant commandant S Nandakishore of 7th Manipur Rifles had left Imphal on December 29 last for collecting ammunitions and arm accessories from Ordnance Factories located at Tiruchirappali (Tamil Nadu) and Khamaria, Jabalpur (MP) and Varanggoan and Medak (Maharastra). The vehicles with the items have been stationed at 1st MR and 2nd MR complexes in Imphal and checking and verification for formal dispatch by the state police department started Monday by an expert team of state police, the source added. Mention may be made that Manipur police department had supplied a total of 1382 sophisticated arms of different kinds, 4867 magazines, 35190 bombs and 15,52,691 arms ammunitions to the needy units or districts police and state security forces in the middle part of the last year 2008 under the Modernization of police force in Manipur.

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