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Jan 7, 2009

Huge Ammunition Recovered From Retired Army Colonel

Police in Coimbatore recovered a huge haul of ammunition from the house of a retired army colonel who died recently. Police recovered 5214 rounds of A K 47 ammunition, 378 rounds of 7.62 rimless-belt-type SLR 5 chain rolls besides two missiles and two shells of fired rockets and two rocket launchers. The ammunition was recovered from the house of a retired Lieutenant Colonel Connor Noel Gregory who died on December 27, 2008 on Sunday.

Police officials said Gregory's daughter Maureen noticed the ammunition in wooden boxes and leather bags, when she came to vacate the house after her father's death. "A large cache of ammunition has been recovered from the house. When his daughter had come to vacate the house, she reported to the police that certain ammunition was found," said Pramod Kumar, inspector general of police. Gregory, who retired from the army in 1976, was residing in a rented accommodation.

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