Jaipur: The police in Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan today recovered an AK-56 assault rifle along with its 95 live rounds in a plastic gunny sack near the BP Minor canal.
They also also found three used magazines, five live cartridges of self-loading rifle (SLR) and 10 used cartridges of some other weapon apart from the assault rifle used in modern war.
Police said the gunny sack was wrapped with a thermo-coal sheet and prima facie it is that someone had put it in the canal.
Some of the villagers found the weapons in the bag and informed the police.
“The gunny bag had blocked water. It was then villagers got the bag out and found the weapons. The rifle has PJBD written on it, which indicates Jalalabad, Punjab. We are looking into all angles to investigate the matter,” Gajsinghpur SHO Shyam Sunder said.
A case has been registered against unidentified person under the Arms Act and investigation is underway, he said.