Former village head held with large cache of arms

    Former village head held with large cache of arms

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    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.

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