SHILLONG: The State police has recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition stashed away by the erstwhile Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
On Wednesday, the State police received information that there were arms and ammunition stored in Rongbakgre and Nengmandalgre villages of East Garo Hills district.
It may be mentioned that after the self-styled commander-in-chief of the outfit, Sohan D Shira was eliminated by security forces earlier this year, police have made a number of haul of arms and ammunition believed to have been stored in secret locations by him.
The GNLA was totally wiped out from the Garo Hills region after Sohan’s death.
The weapons recovered included an AK 47 with broken trigger assembly, 18 SBML gun, 2 SBBL rifles, 7 pistols, 2 AK magazines, one .303 LMG magazine, 5 SLR magazines, 2 INSAS magazines, 7 pistol magazines, 3 mortar shells, 1 36 HE hand grenade, 2823 ammunition of various calibers, 2 remote control for IED, 11 time bomb circuits, 12 RC bomb circuits, 10 time bomb batteries, 3 walkie-talkie sets, 34 WT battery chargers, 20 WT set adapters, 6 WT set battery covers, 46 WT set headphones, 4 tactical pistol holster, 1 IED without detonator, Velcro tape rolls and GNLA demand pads.