Guwahati : Meghalaya police had recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in two separate operations in the north eastern state on Sunday.
According to the reports, Meghalaya police had recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to banned Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in East Garo Hills district, which were buried in the forest area by the outfit group.
East Garo Hills district Superintendent of Police (SP) R Momin said that, based on intelligence input, police team had launched an operation at Bawegre village area and recovered 4 RPG rockets, one 7.62 LMG, two 7.62 LMG barrels, one .303 LMG barrels, one G3 rifle, 90 rounds of rifle ammunition, four charger clips which were buried by the suspected GLNA militants.
After killing of Sohan D Shira, C-in-C of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Meghalaya police is now trying to crack down the insurgent group and recovering arms, ammunition and explosives of the outfit.
On April 9, Meghalaya Police recovered 30 pistols with 44 pistol magazines, 2 AK46, 1 LMG and 2 magazines, 1 INSAS and 2 magazines, 44 SLR magazines, 1 AK magazine, 60 SLR live rounds, 7 walky talkie sets along with more items in East Garo Hills district.
Apart from it, the East Garo Hills district police had recovered 2038 rounds of 7.62 AK ammunition, 60 rounds of 9mm, 1087 rounds of 7.7mm, 320 rounds of HMG ammunition, 10 numbers remote circuit for IED, two remote controls, 16 numbers charger clips and 4 ammunition boxes on April 11 last.
On the other hand, police team had recovered arms from two persons in the hill district on Saturday night.
The police personnel had recovered one 9mm Uzi, magazine pouch ande point 32 pistol from two motocycle riders and arrested them at Rongjeng reserve area.
Police personnel had arrested two persons identified as Tangrik K Sangma and Chonkam G Momin.
Police had registered a case in this connection.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)