Arms, Ammo, Explosives Recovered in Assam Ahead of PM Visit

Guwahati, November 27 : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Assam visit, security forces recovered a huge cache of arms, including ammunition and explosives in the state on Thursday, police said.

Following a tip-off, police recovered the cache of explosives from a vehicle in the Khanapara area, on the outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday morning.

“The explosives were carried from Aizwal to Guwahati in a Tata Sumo,” a top police official said.

Police recovered 1800 detonators, 600 gelatin sticks and fuse wire from the vehicle, and they arrested two persons.

In a separate incident, security forces recovered 4 rocket launchers, one carbine, two grenades, two magazines, 30 rounds of ammunition from the Garsinga area near Sadia in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.

In preparation for the PM’s visit, Assam police had arranged tight security in Guwahati city.

“All types of security have been arranged for the PM and Union Home minister arrival in the city on November 29-30,” Assam police DGP Khagen Sarma said.

Prime Minister Modi and the Union Home minister will address the 49th DGP-IGP conference, which will be held on November 29-30 in Guwahati.

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