Jamui Police dissolved the intention of the Naxalites to create havoc in the Bihar Assembly elections, a huge success. Police, in collaboration with other security forces, recovered explosives called ammonium nitrate, about 40 kg, from the forests on Monday before the assembly elections. The action was taken in Naxal-affected Manikthan village of Jhajha police station.
Let us tell you that the election of Jhajha assembly constituency in Bihar is to be held in the first phase i.e. on October 28. In such a situation, the recovery of large quantities of explosives a fortnight before the polls gives a clear indication of the activism of Maoists in the area and the possibility of any destructive activity by them during the elections. However, what was the intention or target of the Naxalites behind the storage of the explosives recovered is not immediately disclosed.
Explosive experts of the paramilitary force involved in the operation said that after the explosives were attached to the detonator only, small quantities of demolition operations could be possible at many places. According to the official sources in the team, the police agencies were getting input from the movement of Veteran Maoist commander Pintu Rana in the area concerned for the last two-three days. On the basis of this, a joint team of police and other forces, which came out in the search operation in the area, got a glimpse of the presence of explosives in the area. In view of this, a search operation was carried out in the forest located about one km from the village.
At the same time, when the police conducted an excavation on suspicion at a farm site, three containers were found under the ground in which about 40 kg of ammonium nitrate was hidden.
Jamui SP Pramod Kumar Mandal has confirmed the recovery of 40 KG explosives. The search operation, led by Jamui’s ASP (campaign) Sudhanshu Kumar, included police forces including CRPF 215 BN at Batia, STF Cheetah 29 of Jhajha, Jamui Naxal Cell and QRT and Jhajha’s SHO Shrikant Kumar. Let us tell you that in the past, many Maoist incidents have happened in this area, including the murder of the husband of the woman sarpanch of Bodwa. Due to the activism of the Naxalites in the area, the polling station No.187 of Bakhoribhatan has been shifted to Bodwa in every election due to the last several elections.