Huge Cache of ammunition recovered in Assam’s Chirang District


Guwahati: The Assam Police and Indian Army in a joint operation recovered a huge cache of ammunition, explosives including bullets, detonators and grenades buried under ground inside Maoriya Jungle on the banks of Sukanteklai River near Indo-Bhutan border in Assam’s Chirang district.

According to Assam Police acting on information from a source a joint operation was conducted on Wednesday morning at around 10:30 by the Chirang Police along with the 5th Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army.

The operation team recovered items that included 101 live rounds of 7.62 AK series, eight rounds of 5.56 rifle, three rounds of 7.62 sniper rifle, two crude bombs, two hand grenades and 10 electric detonators with wire.

This is the second major success of Indian Army and Police in unearthing hidden arms and ammunition in the recent past. Last month a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive was found in Panbari Reserve Forest. The success of the operation will go a long way in preventing any major Anti National Activity by militant organizations. This will ensure peace is maintained in BTAD and Assam.