Army’s Claymore mines reached Kuttippuram from Nepal
Kozhikode: The army’s claymore mines found under Kuttippuram bridge were brought from Nepal, it is learnt. The investigation team found that the mines were the ones handed over to Nepal army and it was a Keralite with Maoist connections who informed the police that weaponry including mines were hidden under the bridge.
CBI Special Crime Branch Thiruvananthapuram unit will investigate into the details of the facts already dug out by the special investigation team of Kerala police. A team led by CBI SP will record the statement of former investigation officers.
The mines were found from Bharathappuzha under Kuttippuram bridge on January 5, 2018. They were made in 2001 at the Ordnance factory at Chandrapur of Maharashtra. After one week, about 500 bullets also were found from the place.
It was confirmed after checking the batch number of the mines that they were handed over to the ammunition depot in Pulgaon in Wardha and later to the Nepal army. Though military intelligence conducted a probe into how the mines reached Kerala from Nepal, the report is not disclosed yet.
The probe team also found that the person who informed the police regarding the weapons is known by three names. He found the weaponry when he came under the bridge with a female friend, according to his statement. The Maoist links of the informer and the Naxal red corridor that extends from Nepal to South India make the incident more serious.