Over 7,000 bullets found in Comilla
Police recovered 7,262 live bullets in bags and cartons from a culvert area on Shilmuri-Mohgbari road in Barura upazila of Comilla district yesterday.
Police Super of the district Md Shafiqul Islam told BBC radio that BDR uses such bullets and they suspect that these bullets were a part of those looted during the BDR mutiny in February. He visited the spot in the morning.
Of the bullets, 381 LMG bullets are as old as 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh and bear the seals of Pakistan Ordnance Factories, the police super told BBC.
Officer-in-charge Ratan Krishna Nath of Barura Police Station yesterday filed a case in this connection under the arms and explosives act, our correspondent from Barura (Comilla) reports:.
OC Ratan said 6,881 of the bullets are of Chinese Rifle and 381 of LMG.
Police and locals said Zahirul Islam, 12, son of Khorshed Alam of Balua village in the upazila, saw a bag under a culvert on Shilmuri-Mohgbari road while cutting grass on Friday afternoon. Thinking those as toys he took some of the bullets to his house. Late, his father informed village police Abu Taher of the matter.
Taher recovered the bag full of bullets from under the culvert on Friday night as per OC Ratan Krishna and Shilmuri Union Parishad Chairman Billal Hossain Majumder's instruction. On Saturday morning, Taher took 450 bullets to the police station.
Taher said he again went to the area in the evening following the instruction of the OC and recovered four cartons full of bullets from a ditch.
On information, a police team raided the area from Saturday midnight to 3:00 am yesterday and recovered another six cartons of bullets from the same ditch.
Police yesterday morning again recovered one carton of bullets from under a date tree in the area.