GUWAHATI: Ri-Bhoi District Police intercepted a vehicle near Byrnihat Out Post which was proceeding towards Guwahati, Assam and seized a massive quantity of explosives.
According to reports, the vehicle when signalled to stop tried escaping, but the Police team pursued the vehicle and it was finally detained in Byrnihat.
On searching the vehicle, 2044 nos. of aluminium instantaneous electrical detonator and 4027 nos. of neo-gel (gelatine sticks) were found inside the vehicle.
A criminal case has been registered and further investigation is on.
Earlier, unknown miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the private residence of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at Third Mile in Upper Shillong.
Reportedly, two Molotov cocktail bottles that consisted of highly inflammable substances were hurled at CM Sangma's residence at night. The unidentified attackers were driving a car near the premises of chief minister Sangma's residence which is located near 'Third Mile'.
According to the police, the first Molotov cocktail bottle was hurled at the front of the CM's residence and the second one was thrown behind the backyard.
It could be noted that Chesterfield Thangkhiew, former General Secretary of Meghalaya's Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council killed in an encounter.
According to reports, the Meghalaya Government under sheer pressure has declared a magisterial probe in the killing of ex-HNLC leader Cherishterfield.
Addressing a press conference, CM Sangma said that, "Magisterial enquiry will be set up by the state government. Following this, the National Human Rights Commission shall intervene in the matter."
"There is a huge number of credible and tangible evidence from multiple agencies against the former SHNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew over his alleged involvement in the recent IED blast in Shillong city," CM Sangma added.