Indian Army, Assam Police busted huge cache of arms & warlike stores in Assam

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 18th of March 2020 08:06 PM

Guwahati: Based on intelligence inputs, multiple teams of  Indian Army and  Assam Police conducted extensive Search Operations in Kokrajhar and Udalguri Districts and busted huge cache of arms, ammunition and warlike stores which could have been used by Anti National Elements to carry out violence in the upcoming BTAD elections.

The leads regarding information of cache was being worked upon since  last month, Sources in the Indian Army said.

On receipt of reliable information about the location of arms cache in the general area of Chirang Reserve Forest and Bandarguri village, troops from Red Horn Division carried out extensive search operations in the general areas.

The joint team assisted by Army Tracker Dog, recovered caches at two different locations consisting heavy calibre arms, ammunition and other war like stores belonging to Unknown insurgent group.

The major recoveries are as under:-

( a) AK Factory made  : 03
(b) Grenade launcher M79: 01
(c) RPG : 01
(d) Country made rifles : 11
(e) Pistols                        : 07
(f) Grenades                    : 60
(f) Assorted amn :419  rds
(g) 2 inch Mortar bombs: 05
(h) Satl phone - 01
(J) Large quantity of explosives to include electronic detonators and  cordtex.

The success of the operation will go a long way in ensuring lasting peace in BTAD and Assam and thwart any nefarious designs of anti national elements with up coming BTC elections scheduled next month, the sources added.

The Security Forces will continue to undertake all actions to support Governments initiative to bring peace and meaningful development in the state of Assam.