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Assam Police recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives in Udalguri ahead of I-Day

The huge cache is suspected to belong to the militant outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Aug 2020 9:24 AM GMT

Guwahati: Assam Police made a significant breakthrough on Friday (August 14) and recovered a. This comes days after several militant outfits of the Northeast Indian region give a boycott call of Independence.

Assam Police today recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition, and explosives in Udalguri district of Assam.

The recoveries were reportedly made in a joint operation carried out by the Guwahati city police and Udalguri. Munna Prashad Gupta, the Guwahati city police commissioner who is also the ADGP of the Special Branch of Assam Police, led the operation.

As per reports, Guwahati Police, after a tip-off, conducted a massive search operation along with Udalguri Police at several places in Udalguri district and recovered the arms, ammunition and explosives Thursday night (August 13).

The recoveries include 2 AK-47 rifles, 5 AK-56 rifles, 2 M-16 rifles, 7 9mm pistols, 23 magazines, 36 hand grenades, 5 HE bombs, 7 40mm grenades, 166 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 300 rounds of 303 ammunition, 79 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 200 detonator caps, 20 striker springs and over 20 Kgs of high powered explosives.

G P Singh, the Assam ADGP (Law and Order), tweeting about the development, wrote, "⁦Quest for a weapon-free Assam continues. ⁦Guwahati Police⁩ and ⁦Udalguri Police⁩ recover a huge cache of weapons from Udalguri. ⁦No arrests have been made in this connection and an investigation is underway."

It may be noted that Assam, where insurgent groups call for a "boycott" of Independence Day celebrations each year, is on high alert. This year too, the state police have reportedly received intelligence inputs that these banned groups may try to create disturbance and the personnel are in high alert.

As per reports, the Army, Police, and the paramilitary forces are intensifying their operations and carrying out frisking and checking at various places across Assam.

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