RAIPUR: Police in
have detained two police officers for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to
and working as their
in Bastar. One of the accused
is a sub-inspector and the other a head constable. There are indications that more policemen may be involved, say sources.
The two policemen are being interrogated. It is suspected that they used to forge maintenance records of ammunition and pass it on to middlemen to be forwarded to Maoists, say police. They allegedly earned a 'commission' from the sale of prohibited calibre ammunition.
It's the arrest of four alleged middlemen earlier this month that led Bastar police to these two cops. Over 1,100 bullets were seized from them. According to Bastar Range IG P Sundarraj, police had nabbed two men on June 4 in Sukma on suspicion of supplying ammunition, explosives and other stuff to Maoists. A .303 rifle, an SLR and 395 rounds of ammo were seized from them.