Published: August 24, 2013
Huge Cache of Arms and Ammunition Recovered in Assam's Dima Hasao
By Hemanta Kumar Nath
Guwahati: Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Assam's Dima Hasao district on Friday, official sources said.
Following a tip-off, a joint team of police and army personnel had launched an operation in Lower Lodi village, on the outskirts of Haflong in the hilly district, and recovered the arms and ammunition, which were hidden in the remote village.
Security forces recovered 17 gelatin sticks, 13 detonators, 163 rounds of live ammunition for an AK-47 rifle, and one country made 12 bore rifle.
"Suspected militants had hidden the arms and ammunition at the remote village," a top Assam police official said.
Several armed groups including NSCN (IM), NSCN (K), DNLF are active in the hilly district.
Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state. Read more stories by Hemanta Kumar Nath. Contact him through NewsBlaze.
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