Arms cache recovered in Assam

Assam Rifles personnel recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Dima Hasao Hills district of Assam in the wee hours on Sunday.

Updated: Apr 07, 2013, 19:43 PM IST

Haflong (Assam): Assam Rifles personnel recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Dima Hasao Hills district of Assam in the wee hours on Sunday.

Officials said the arms were recovered under a tree near railway tracks at Natun Basti area under Haflong police station.

Acting on intelligence feedback, personnel from 25th Assam Rifles recovered 100 gelatine sticks, 40 detonators, two Chinese grenades, 973 rounds of bullets of various calibre, one improvised explosive device and three country-made revolvers.

It is suspected that the arms were meant for distribution among militant groups active in the district. No arrests have been made so far in the case.

PTI