A large cache of arms and ammunition from the house of a woman sarpanch (village head) in a village in Naugachhia district and arrested her husband, police said today.
The police seized 11 country made pistols, a musket of 12 bore, two magazines, 311 cartridges of rifles besides equipment to manufacture arms from the house during a raid late last night.
Naugachhia SP Pankaj Sinha said the police raided the house in Badi Makandpur village under Gopalpur police station following disclosure made by an arrested accused in a loot case that he purchased arms from Suman Kumar Choudhary, husband of the sarpanch.
Suman Kumar Choudhary alias Buchkun Choudhary is a former sarpanch.
Police had seized arms and its manufacturing equipment from this house in the past too when Suman Choudhary himself was a Sarpanch, the SP said.