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Mizoram Ammo seizure: 139 gelatin sticks, 149 detonators, 43m cordex recovered

The Assam Rifles launched an operation in the area yesterday based on specific intel and seized 59 gelatin sticks, 49 detonators, and 3-meter cordex.

The Assam Rifles discovered a large number of explosives and warlike stores in Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.

The Assam Rifles launched an operation in the area yesterday based on specific intel and seized 59 gelatin sticks, 49 detonators, and 3-meter cordex.

Two persons were apprehended along with the explosives and based on the input from them, another spot was located from where more ammunition was recovered.

From the second location, 80 gelatin sticks, 100 detonators, and 40-meter cordex were seized.

The two persons in the meantime have been handed over to the police and further investigation into the matter is underway.

“The Assam Rifles team along with police representatives raided the house and recovered Gelatin sticks – 59, Detonator – 49 and Cordex – 03 meter,” an official release from Assam Rifles stated.

“On interrogation of the suspect, it was learnt that more explosives were stored at another location and a secondary operation was launched. The raid at second location led to recovery of Gelatin sticks – 80, Detonator – 100 and Cordex – 40 meter,” the official release added.

“Use of such war like stores could have endangered the lives of innocent people and led to various illegal activities. This recovery has prevented the loss of precious lives,” the Assam Rifles added.

It further said: “This operation is a huge setback for all anti national activists.”

First Published: 5th May, 2022 15:39 IST

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