In their continued efforts against illegal arms, Assam Police on Friday recovered a rifle and several rounds of live ammunition from Udalguri.
According to reports, during a search operation against illegal weapons and firearms at Mazbat in the Udalguri district of Assam, officials recovered an AK 56 rifle.
In addition, 20 rounds of live bullets were also found along with the AK 56 rifle from the site. Officials informed that operation was carried out at Sikaridanga, Mazbat.
Moreover, the weapons were recovered buried in a pit, they further added. An investigation into the incident has been initiated by the police.
Earlier, local police in Assam’s Bokajan conducted a raid and recovered two rifles and live rounds of ammunition on Thursday.
According to reports, the raid was carried out based on specific information at Lalmati in Bokajan in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Officials informed that during the raid, two SBBL 32-pounder rifles were recovered along with nine rounds of live ammunition.
Police said that the raids were carried out at the residence of Bahadur Gurung during which the arms and ammunition were found. The Naga miscreant had kept the rifle and the rounds for the purpose of hunting, officials further added.
Karbi Anglong in Assam is a hotbed of illegal arms. Earlier, Diphu Police had recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition on October 21.
The cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from Dhansiri Reserve Forest near the Elephant Camp area.
Officials informed that as many as two grenades, an AK-47 rifle magazine and 69 rounds of live ammunition were recovered. In addition, the seizure also included 12 bullets of SLRR rifles and three pistol magazines.
Talking to reporters, officials said that it is being suspected that the seized arms and ammunition belong to proscribed Dimasa insurgent outfit DNLT.