East Garo Hills: Meghalaya Police has recovered a huge amount of ammunition from the East Garo Hills district. This is third such seizure in less than a week in the district of Garo Hills.
The police officials said, "Acting on a specific input about the presence of arms near Nongchram Rongdu village, close to the border with West Khasi Hills, a team of police raided the area. The ammunition were recovered during the raid."
The area is 9 KM from the Rongjeng Police station.
The police recovered 75 rounds of 7.62 mm for AK, 12 rounds of 7.65 mm, 2 ammo for .38mm and 11 rounds of 9 mm ammo from the Nongchram Rongdu area.
About six days ago, the police officials from the South Garo Hills seized over 1200 high calibre bullets. Over 250 armour piercing rounds were recovered near the border of West Garo Hills and also in South West Garo Hills.
Sources have suspected that these ammunitions were hidden by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) whose presence in the region has decreased to a point of being insignificant. The GNLA was formed in 2009, whose objective is to have a 'sovereign Garoland' in the western areas of Meghalaya.
A release by the police said, "Today at around 10 am the police team received information from reliable sources that a huge number of arms and ammunition are kept hidden in Nongchram area. Acting on the input, SP of EGH, BA Sangma dispatched a team to conduct a search operation in the area."
A case has been registered and the search operations are being carried out to recover more arms and ammunition, the release added.