More than 50 boxes of abandoned ammunition, 41 Light Machine Guns, 22 Machine guns, five land mines trinitrotoluene detonators, and detonator launchers belonging to the LTTE were recovered while a septic tank was being dug in a house near Thangachimadam in the Ramesawaram district, NDTV reported.
Among other items seized were one SLR box, eight pieces of fused wire and eight dynamo motors, Ramanathapuram Superintendent of Police Om Prakash Meena told reporters.
He said occupants of the house alerted the police about what they had discovered while the digging operations were on, following which police were dispatched to the spot.
The Superintendent of Police also said that officials at the union Government had been informed of it and that a team would arrive at Rameswaram soon.
According to news agency ANI, the police suspect that the weapons cache could have been left behind by the LTTE, some of whom had camped in Tamil Nadu in the 1980s during the outfit’s war against the Sri Lankan Government. (Colombo Gazette)