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Army busted weapon forging factory

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Imphal, May 2: Troops of Red Shield Division busted a weapon forging factory located at village Phaijang, under Sapermaina Police Station at Senapati district on April 27. A PIB Defence statement said the operation was led by Jwalamukhi Battalion under Senapati Brigade.

The statement said, based on reliable information regarding existence of a weapon forging factory in village Phaijang, an operation was launched by troops of Jwalamukhi Battalion. The intense search and relentless combing of the house and area adjoining house resulted in recovery of forged weapons, warlike stores, weapon forging equipment and various other accessories. The recoveries includes two 9mm Pistols, two partially complete Pistols (90%complete),one Drill machine, one vice (Furnace marking machine), two magazine frames, three file, two Hacksaw blade, twenty three alphabet punching tools, two weapon bodies, two Barrels, three Recoil spring, one weapon alignment machine, two 9mm magazine and misc tools for making forged weapons.

The weapon forging factory was being used extensively for fabricating, assembling, manufacturing and forgoing weapons for further supplying to Under Ground groups active in SADAR Hills.The recoveries have been handed over to police for further investigation.

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