Kolkata: The recovery of ammunitions and human carcasses from three districts of maoist-hit Jangalmahal has created panic in the region. According to the figures available with police, 1500 ammunitions with 14000 rounds of live bullets and more than a dozen human carcasses have been recovered from various districts of the state, including those in Jangalmahal over the last three months.

The ammunitions include modern weapons such as AK 56, Insas rifles and 9 MM Pistols.

The administration is yet to ascertain as to when and how such a large number of ammunitions and bullets reached Jangalmahal and other far flung villages of Bengal. The police and district administration are tight lipped over the issue.

Its noteworthy here is that such a huge cache of arms was never recovered during the 34-year rule of Left Front in Bengal.

In the run up to the Assembly elections when the Election Commission was calling the shots and with the new dispensation in place post election, huge cache of arms and ammunitions have been unearthed from farms, ponds, bushes and residences of politicians.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, two weeks back had claimed the recovery of 1,109 fire weapons and nearly 11,088 rounds of bullets from East and West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankuda districts.

The discovery of ammunitions in such large quantity has raised several questions.

A few people have opined that during the Left rule, no action was taken against hoarding of illegal weapons. However, the change in guard has forced the police to crack down on Maoists.

The fact that the locals are informing the police about the presence of weapons in the village farms, bushes and ponds is more surprising.

It is being speculated that fear of police inquiry is forcing the locals to do away with the weapons, which were otherwise hidden in the houses.

Meanwhile, several human corpses have been discovered from Purullia, West and East Midnapore and Bankura. Seven human corpses unearthed near the residence of former minister in past four days hold significance.

The identities of the bodies; who all are behind the gruesome murders and buried them are some of the questions under investigation.

Meanwhile, Trinamool supporters have lodged an FIR against CPI (M) leaders including former minister Sushant Ghosh.

JPN/Bureau