British era bullets recovered from septic tank in Jeypore
Jeypore: Large number of British era bullets were recovered from a septic tank behind District Industry Centre (DIC)of Jeypore town in Koraput district on Friday.
According to sources, nearly 500 bullets were reportedly dumped inside the septic tank packed inside a plastic box.
“We received information about it on Thursday evening. The septic tank belongs to the DIC office. As the tank is left unused, a local traced the bullets while he was fishing in the tank. After he informed us, the place was guarded yesterday and we have started the recovery work today with the help of fire department,” said Additional SP of Jeypore Prabhat Kumar Pradhan.
“As per the seal mark on the bullets it is believed to be of British era. According to law one can keep only few number of such bullets privately. Hence, some unidentified person may have dumped the huge number of bullets here,” he further added.
Meanwhile, the SDPO and town IIC have reached the spot and have started primary investigation into the matter.