Guwahati: Police recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition, and explosives in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district on Saturday.
The arms and ammunition were recovered from the jungle of the Pilgonggre area under Williamnagar police station.
According to the sources, it is suspected to be hidden by the proscribed outfit, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
An operation was launched in the Durama range’s Pillongre region, said the official.
Following the search operation, the police team recovered 79 rounds of Anti Aircraft live ammunition, 175 rounds of 7.7 live ammunition, 10 numbers of Electrical Detonators, one 12-bore Double Barrel, and approximately 250 grams of Gelatin from the area.
“It is suspected that GNLA Commander in Chief Sohan D Shira, who was killed in a police action, has hidden the arms and ammunition in the area”, said the official.
Last year in the South Garo Hills district, Border Security Force (BSF) also recovered one revolver (USA-made 0.32 mm calibre), 50 Nos of 7.62 mm rounds, and 4 Nos Iron Magazine (supposed to be AK SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifles) from the forest near Chegnigre village under Rongra police station hidden by GNLA.