AK-series rifles seized from villager’s granary

The Assam Police on Saturday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a village under Sadiya subdivision in Tinsukia district...

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published:January 18, 2009 12:37 am

The Assam Police on Saturday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a village under Sadiya subdivision in Tinsukia district,which included as many as 27 rifles,all of the M-22 variety,the Chinese version of AK-56 rifles.

While the recovery was made following a joint operation launched by the police from Tinsukia and adjoining Dibrugarh districts,one person identified as Bhadreswar Gogoi (40) was arrested in this connection.

“We had some inputs over the past few days,building up on which we conducted the joint raid… The arms and ammunition appears to have belonged to the ULFA,” Anurag Agarwala,Dibrugarh SP,said over the telephone.

The police also recovered 117 magazines and over 400 rounds of AK-series ammunition. The arms and ammunition were kept hidden in the granary that belonged to one Nabin Gogoi (70) of village Kukuramara under Sadiya police station.

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