Shillong: A man was arrested for hiding
explosives and weapons of the ULFA in the school premises of a
school in Guwahati where his late father had worked.
The man, 39-year-old Vedanta Dutta, was arrested from
the Zoo Road in Guwahati by a joint team of Meghalaya and
Assam Police, nearly a month after the explosives and weapons
were seized by the police.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Vivek Syiem said
Vedanta was the son of Bimal Dutta, who was earlier the
principal of Shillong Vidayalaya in 1998.
Vedanta had shifted to Guwahati in 2007, three years
after his father died.
An over-ground ULFA militant gave information about
the hidden cache of arms and explosives, which were recovered
from the premises of Shillong Vidayalaya on the night of
The police seized three powerful grenades, and 125
rounds of ammunition from a suitcase.
A further search with metal detectors led to the
recovery of two AK 47 assault rifles, five kg of explosives,
two walkie talkies, one flash gun, two detonators and six
magazines wrapped in plastic.
The documents found stated that the arms and
explosives had been delivered to Young Changma by ULFA `second
lieutenant` Drishti Rajkhowa in May 13, 1998.