BSF personnel among 5 held, Jharkhand police say supplied arms to Maoists, terror groups
Identifying the BSF head constable as Kartik Behra, a resident of Jharkhand, police claimed to have recovered “pilfered” ammunition, magazines and detonators from the BSF’s 116 Battalion compound in Ferozepur, Punjab, where he was posted. The retired BSF personnel, Arun Kumar Singh, a resident of Bihar, was also posted with 116 Battalion earlier, police said.
Asked if investigations had revealed inter-forces coordination, Homkar said it was still a matter of investigation.
Police sources said they were also probing if documents had been fudged in order to pilfer the ammunition. “We are looking for false documentation of firing of rounds during an operation… In addition, the supplies have also come from the BSF campuses in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer… We suspect the involvement of more paramilitary personnel,” said a source.