In a joint operation by Police and 25 Assam Riffle huge caches of arms and ammunition was recovered 150 mt from railway track near Nutan Basti, Haflong at about 7 pm on Saturday. The recoveries included 973 live rounds of AK, 3 numbers of country made revolvers, 100 nos gelatin stick40 detonators, 1 IED, 2 nos Chinese grenade which were hidden under a tree near the Railway track.
The sources in security disclosed that these arms and ammunition could be of NSCN and a combing operation is going on to nab the militants.
Only of March 15, 9 Madras stationed at Maibang recovered huge cache arms including 2 nos 9mm pistol with magzine, 4 nos of 12 bore guns, 4 nos Chinese grenade, 2 nos radio set, 2 nos IED and few detonators which were hidden in old water tank at two locations from Lungkhor village under Maibang Police station.
Recoveries of such arms & ammunitions in different places of Dima Hasao at a time when the election to the Autonomous Council is nearing has sent a message of serious concern among the people of the district, people oipined.