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Arms, ammo recovered from Chirang forest

KOKRAJHAR, Jun 15 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 6/15/2020 10:18:16 AM IST

The Chirang-based Army unit in a joint operation with Assam Police, 210 Cobra Battalion, and 6 Bn SSB unearthed a huge cache of arms, ammunition, and explosives in Chirang district.

The arms, ammunition, and explosives were recovered from inside Chirang Reserve Forest.

On a tip-off regarding the presence of illegal arms and ammunition in the forest area of Lal Pathar in Chirang, a joint operation was carried out.

A massive search with metal detectors continued for 12 days in the forest and a suspected spot was located.

After digging by the Army and police personnel, a hidden cache of arms and ammunition was found.

The cache includes a huge amount of firearms, ammunition, grenades, and RPGs.

The police, after the recovery, stated that efforts are on to maintain peace and tranquility in the region.

It is suspected that the arms, ammunition, and explosives cache could be used to create unrest and tensions in the Bodoland region of Assam, where peace has returned as all the NDFB factions have come overground and dissolved their outfits.

This is the second major success of the Army and police in unearthing huge amounts of arms and ammunition in the Chirang district.

“The success of the operation will go a long way in preventing any major anti-national activity by militant organisations. This will ensure promoting peace and maintaining law & order in the BTR,” police said.

This is a part of the drive to free the Bodoland region from illegal weapons.

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