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Police recovers hidden arms and ammunition in East Garo Hills

Press Trust of India  |  Tura(Meghalaya) 

Police today recovered hidden arms and ammunition in East Hills, the eight such case of recovery of hidden arms in the district in the past three months, a senior police said.

Acting on a tip off, the police recovered the hidden arms and ammunition from Dorenkigre village, the said.

The (GNLA) used to be active in the area, police said.

The arms and explosives recovered were two 2 inch mortars, two with cover, one mortar shell, one launcher, one AK rifle, one HK 5.56 mm assault rifle, one land mine detonator cap, 12 pistol magazines, 153 ammunition of 5.56 mm, 55 remote bomb circuits, 94 ammunition of 7.62 mm, 11 bomb remote controls, one walkie talkie and 13 electronic detonators.

"We suspect one of the guns was taken away in an ambush from the police, though we are yet to ascertain which one. Though we have earlier recovered RPGs, this is the first time we have recovered mortars," said of police, Ringrang TG Momin.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:55 IST