Huge Cache Arms Seized in Mizoram


Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 23 nos AK-47 rifle and apprehended three persons in Mizoram on Thursday evening, officials said on Friday.

Acting on a tip off, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Special Narcotics police, Aizawl recovered arms and ammunition from Km Stone four on Lengpui airport road under Sairang Police Station.


Security forces recovered 23 nos AK-47 rifle, one Combat Browning Automatic Rifle (CBAR), one Singapore made 5.56 Automatic Light Machine Gun, 86 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 67 rounds of CBAR, 24 rounds of Automatic Light Machine Gun and 30 magazines, which were hidden in an abandoned electric transformer.

“Based on intelligence report, troops recovered the arms and ammunition that were hidden in an abandoned electric transformer in the steel electric switch box, which was locked,” an official of Assam Rifles said.

Security forces also apprehended three persons linked with the outfit group.


The nabbed persons were identified as Robi Chakma, Soboz Chakma and Moni Tripura, who were hailed from North Tripura.

Meanwhile, Guwahati city police apprehended four persons with arms and ammunition in Guwahati on Friday.

“The nabbed persons planned to kidnap a state government official,” a top official of Assam police said.

Police recovered one Toyota Innova car, one 9 mm pistol with magazine and five rounds of live ammunition in possession of them.

The nabbed persons were identified as Gagan Boro, Mithual Basumotary, Sanjib Swargiary and Bijoy Ramchiary.

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