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    In Kokrajhar, Jungles Yielding Automatic Weapons

    On August 14, Assam Police operation wing in a joint operation with Udalguri Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions

    GUWAHATI: In lower Assam’s Kokrajhar district, some 203 km away from the capital city of Guwahati, jungles have been ‘virtually’ yielding automatic and sophisticated fire weapons and explosives as Assam Police continued to find hidden consignments of arms from the forest and abandoned areas.

    In yet another successful operation, Assam Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the forest areas of Kokarahar district on Sunday.

    It was the first time that the consignment of illegal arms included a medium machine gun (MMG) with a chain. Besides, five AK Rifles, Insas Rifle, HE 36 grenades, five pistols and a huge quantity of ammunition were also recovered from the spot, jungles of Saraibil and Sarfanguri area of Kokrajhar.

    Police sources said that the consignment was buried underground.

    GP Singh, ADGP (Law and order), Assam Police, said, “The quest continues. In Kokrajhar, jungles yielded another hidden consignment.”

    “We shall not relent unless we clean up Assam of unlawful weapons. It may take time, but we shall succeed,” he added.

    Earlier on August 14, Assam Police operation wing in a joint operation with Udalguri Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from various locations in Udalguri district.

    The seizure included two AK 47, five AK 56, two M16 rifles, Airgun, seven 9mm, 23 Magazine (AK/LMG/INSAS), five 36 grenades, five HE bomb, seven 40 mm grenades, 166 rounds 7.62 mm ammunition, 300 rounds .303 ammunition, 790 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, 200 rounds of detonator cap, 20 numbers of striker spring and 20 kilos of explosives.

    In both the incidents, the arms were burreid underground in abandoned areas.

    Police sources said that the consignments of weapons possibly belonged to the disbanded militant outfit of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).


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