July 20, 2009 3:41:14 pm
A joint team of the Army and police on Monday unearthed a huge quantity of explosives,including TNT,along with a map of the Mohanbari airport from forest area in Dibrugarh district,official sources said.
Acting on a tip-off,the team seized the explosives along with five gelatin sticks,a grenade,a pistol,55 live cartridges of AK-47 assault rifle,five battle fatigues,medicines and a map of the airport from Tingkhong area.
Police suspect that the proscribed ULFA had plans to blow up the airport,one of the busiest in the Northeast on the insurgent outfits Martyrs Day on July 28.
The arms kept buried in a polythene bag are suspected to belong to the ULFAs elite strike force 28th battalion,the sources said.
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