Huge Cache of Arms, Ammunition Recovered in Assam-Meghalaya Border

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Security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition suspected to belong to United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Karbi Anglong district along Assam-Meghalaya border on Wednesday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Hamren police and army’s 1st Gorkha regiment launched a search operation at Umrokhuti under Ulukunchi police station in the district along Assam-Meghalaya border and recovered the arms and ammunition.

“The arms and ammunition were recovered from dense forest,” Hamren police district SP Nityananda Goswami said.

Security forces recovered one AK-47 rifle, one 7.65 mm pistol, one hand grenade, 48 rounds live ammunition of AK-47 rifle, 29 rounds live ammunition of 9 mm pistol, 210 nos detonator, 10 meters safety fuse and 4 general fuse. Anti-talk faction group of ULFA is active in Kabi Anglong along Assam-Meghalaya border and recently set up two camps at the border area.

Top police and army officials had rushed to the border area and launched a search operation to catch the rebels.

In Guwahati, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants were active on Tuesday night, when security forces seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them. Acting on a tip-off, Guwahati city police and Khetri police launched the operation, and the weapons were discovered in a delivery van.

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