Shillong, January 16: It is virtually clear that assorted ammunition seized from Meghalaya Police man Ram resh Rai belongs to the Police force while an inquiry is on to ascertain the police force arsel that was stolen or smuggled out.
The railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested Ram resh Rai on January 12th at Guwahati railway Station and recovered 400 rounds of ammunition. Subsequently, Shillong city Police raided his official quarter the next day and recovered another 151 rounds.
A well placed police official involved in tracing the origin of the seized ammos told The Sentinel, “The calibre of the assorted ammunition literally confirmed that It belongs to the police force”.
Acting Commandant of 1st MLP battalion Steve Rynjah told The Sentinel,“ That is the impression that we have. A thorough inquiry and checking’s of the records of the armoury is on to actually know the source of the ammunition that reached the arrested persol hands”.
He also said, It might take few days to verify since its involves thousands and thousands of ammunition stacked in the unit armoury. The 3rd battalion headquarters has ruled out the notion of its unit being the possible source of the seized ammunition on the basis of the records that were scrutinized.
The needle of suspicion on the 1st MLP battalion emates since rai has been working as the battalion armour for more than 10 years before his transfer in September 2014. On being asked, the Acting Commandant minced no words except saying that the inquiry carried out by the assistant commandant will dig deep into the case. “We are also awaiting to get him into our custody to know the truth”, stated Rynjah.