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Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Meghalaya

The search for hidden GNLA arms continues in Meghalaya as the state Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition’s on Sunday. Williamnagar Police have recovered a powerful Light

The search for hidden GNLA arms continues in Meghalaya as the state Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition’s on Sunday.

Williamnagar Police have recovered a powerful Light Machine Gun or LMG which belonged to slain GNLA chief Sohan D Shira. Besides the LMG two AK-56 rifles, an INSAS rifle and as many as 30 automatic pistols were found concealed in different parts of a jungle near Dorengkigre village in Williamnagar.

While one set of arms were hidden next to a pig sty, another batch was sealed in waterproof material and concealed in a banana plantation at Chachatgre village of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya.

According to Police, persons suspected to be involved in trying to hide such weapons have been identified and shall be booked accordingly. It may be mentioned that the East Garo Hills police have been conducting extensive search operations in the jungles where the GNLA chief once had a base.

First Published: 9th April, 2018 14:29 IST

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