Bhubaneswar: Police on Monday busted an illegal arms manufacturing unit operating inside a government quarter in Bhubaneswar and arrested one person in this connection.
The accused has been identified as Nursingha Nayak, an employee at the city-based Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) and a native of Sarakantala village in Dumduma area.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the government quarter allotted to accused Nayak at OUAT Colony under Khandagiri police limits and seized the illegal arms manufacturing unit.
During the raid, officials seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition including, gun powder, three partially constructed guns, live bullets, and explosive materials.
Nayak is undergoing police interrogation and a case has been registered against him. Further investigation into the case is underway, sources in the police said.