Meghalaya Police recover large cache of arms, ammunition hidden by terror outfit GNLA
The Meghalaya Police on Friday seized a big cache of arms and ammunition belonging to the rebel group Garo Nationwide Liberation Military (GNLA).
The police stated the cache was buried in a forested space and that that is the eighth case of restoration of hidden arms in East Garo Hills district of the state previously three months.
Appearing on a tip off, the police recovered the hidden arms and ammunition from Dorenkigre village.
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The cache seized by cops embody 347 rounds of reside ammunition, two AK rifle our bodies, one AK-56 rifle with out journal, 4 pistols, six pistol magazines, six shotgun cartridges, 52 pistol ends of seven.65 mm pistol, one Chinese language grenade, 57 rounds of seven.62 Self Loading Rifle ammunition, 63 GNLA seals, 4 IED distant, one walkie talkie, 9 distant IED circuits, 28 digital detonators, seven bullet charger clips, 5 grenade cells, one helmet, 485 rounds AK-47, 104 rounds of .303 rifle, 2,659 rounds of seven.7 mm rifle, amongst others.
“We suspect one of many weapons was taken away in an ambush from the police, although we’re but to determine which one. Although we’ve earlier recovered RPGs, that is the primary time we’ve recovered RPG mortars,” stated superintendent of police, Ringrang TG Momin.
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Talking additional concerning the matter, he stated the operation wouldn’t been attainable with out the assistance of the native villagers. “An increasing number of villagers are coming ahead to assist the police in recovering such hidden weapons,” he stated.
After the killing of Sohan D Shira, commander-in-chief of Garo Nationwide Liberation Military (GNLA), Meghalaya Police is now making an attempt to crack down the rebel group and the operations to recuperate hidden weapons are a part of the technique.
(With inputs from Hemanta Kumar Nath in Guwahati and PTI)