New Delhi: Huge cache of arms has been recovered in West Midnapore district of West Bengal during the 72 hours combing operation.
The recovery happened during a 72-hour combing operation. In the past 48 hours, joint forces have recovered 40 directional mines, 2 Insas, 1 SLR rifle, 250 cartridges and 100 kg explosives.
The combing operation is on in the Jungle Mahal area, which includes West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura Districts.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, there was another recovery during the search operations from the Ayodhya hills in Purulia district following an encounter between the joint forces and Maoists.
The haul was displayed by police at the district headquarters.
In other development, the government-appointed interlocutors wrote to the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, offering to step down from their role.
Now, the stage is set for full-scale offensive against Maoists.
DGP Naparajit Mukherjee made it clear that the government was in no mood to take things lying down.
The arms and ammunition recovered during the search operations from Ayodhya hills of Purulia after the encounter between the joint forces and Maoists were displayed by police at the district headquarters. Maoists who were injured in that incident are being treated at a hospital.