From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, Nov 24: Whenever there is a lull in activities by militants or miscreants in Assam, the State administration quips to claim that the law-and-order situation in the State is well under control. The ground reality, however, is that ever the past two years, there had been a gun factory in Dispur Legislative Assembly Constituency’s (LAC) dark underbelly. The State police administration failed even to unearth this gun factory under Dispur LAC for the past two years.
This has come to the fore this morning when a joint team of Khetri police and CRPF personnel busted a hand-made gun factory that had been running at Noonmati village in the Bamfor area near the NH-37 in Sopur. Besides arresting the person running the factory for the past two years at the village, four hand-made 12-bore guns, three wooden gun butts and a number of others tools meant for making guns were recovered from the factory. This fact has exposed some grey areas in the information network which the City Police has.
Khetri police station in-charge Girin Deka said: “We’ve conducted the raid in the village, acting of a tiff-off. A person, Alistone Ronghang, had been running the factory for the past two years at Noonmati village, located seven km from Bamfor near NH-37 in the Sopur area.”
The police further said: “The guns made in the factory are sold in Assam and Meghalaya market. Alistone has admitted that even people from neighbouring Meghalaya visit his factory to get their hand-made guns repaired or to buy new ones. All illegal arms are repaired in Alistone’s factory in this area. We’ve filed a case (177/15) at Khetri police station in this regard.”