Assam: Hojai Police Seize Illegal Firearms During Raid

However, getting information of an impending raid, the suspect managed to escape from there and could not be apprehended.
Hojai police recovered a pistol during a raid
Hojai police recovered a pistol during a raid

Hojai Police in Assam on Thursday recovered illegal firearms and live ammunition during an operation.

Police officials informed that based on specific information the residence of a suspect was raided during which the arms were recovered.

The raid was carried out at West Dablong near Lanka town in the Hojai district of the state, police informed.

The suspect whose residence was raided by the police was identified as Shamsul Haque. During the raid, officials recovered a 7.62 mm pistol along with two magazines of live ammunition.

However, getting information of an impending raid, he managed to escape from there and could not be apprehended.

Meanwhile, officials said that there were several complaints filed against him regarding possession of unlicensed firearms.

In addition, his name had also popped up in FIRs related to other petty crimes and unlawful activities in the region, added police.

It may be noted that a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the Jalan tea garden in Dibrugarh district of Assam on December 26.

The police recovered an AK-47 bullet, two bottle bombs and explosive material in the stockpile of weapons.

Hojai police recovered a pistol during a raid
Assam: Huge Cache of Arms & Ammunition Recovered from Tea Garden in Dibrugarh

On the basis of intelligence sources, the Dibrugarh Police along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched an operation in the Jalan tea garden. The stock of weapons in a packet was hidden in the tea garden.

Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra said that on the information from intelligence sources, the police and CRPF recovered a cache of weapons.

"Two AK magazines, 12 rounds of bullets, two bottle grenades and timer devices have been recovered," said Shwetank Mishra.

Earlier in October this year, Diphu Police in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition 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.

Hojai police recovered a pistol during a raid
Assam: Diphu Police Recover Huge Cache Of Arms, Ammunition

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