Assam’s Security Forces Recover Huge Cache Arms, Ammunition in Dima Hasao

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Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Saturday night, police said.

Following a tip-off, a joint team of Dima Hasao district police and Assam Rifles launched a search operation at Natun Basti area in the hill district and recovered arms and ammunition, which were hidden under a tree near a railway track.

Security forces recovered one powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), two Chinese hand grenades, three handmade revolver, 100 gelatin sticks, 40 detonators, 973 rounds ammunition of AK-47 rifle.

“Suspected NSCN (IM) militants had planned to trigger explosion at the railway track,” Dima Hasao district SP Mugdhajyoti Mahanta said.

Naga militant groups and a few other ethnic outfit groups are active in the trouble torn hill district.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.