Assam: Huge cache of ammunition, explosives disinterred in Chirang
Guwahati: Security personnel from the Indian Army along with the district police unearthed a huge cache of ammunition and explosives near India-Bhutan border on Wednesday.
On the basis of specific input suggesting presence of a huge hidden cache, the Red Horns Division of the Indian Army along with Chirang police launched a search operation along Sukanteklai River near the international border in Chirang.
After a toiling search involving a metal detector, a suspected spot was located. On digging by the team, a hidden cache of ammunition and explosives was found. The cache included a large amount of ammunition, detonators and grenades.
It is believed that the items belonged to the banned militant organisation, National Democratic Front of Boroland-Saoraigwra (NDFB-S).
This is the second major success of the army and the police in unearthing arms and ammunition. Last month, a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives was found in Panbari Reserve Forest.