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NIA to probe restoration of Pak-made bullets in Kerala

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the recuperation of 14 Pakistan-made bullets from Kulathupuzha, a police officer who did not wish to be named, stated on Sunday.

The bullets have been observed by way of the roadside in a woodland region in Kulathupuzha in Kollam district on Saturday. A crew of truck drivers who noticed the bullets wrapped in a paper had alerted the police.

The bullets reportedly lift an inscription ‘POF’ and are suspected to have been manufactured via the Pakistan Ordnance Factory.

“At least 14 bullets have been found disposed on the roadside. Our preliminary investigation suggests these are foreign-made. We have scanned the whole location and we may want to no longer find some thing fishy. Investigations are on,” stated Kollam Superintendent of Police Hari Shankar. The police have registered a case underneath the Arms Act.

After the preliminary investigation the police said the 7.62 mm bullets which are commonly used in assault weapons, had been discovered to have been made in the 1980s. Police also suspect that these bullets may have been abandoned with the aid of some hunters who normal the woodland area for unlawful hunting of wild animals.

“We have taken the case seriously. Ballistic professionals have already examined these bullets. We are in touch with the NIA and militant intelligence,” a senior police officer said. The Anti Terror Squad of the country police had started probing the case that will now be surpassed over to the NIA,” he said.

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