Guwahati, Sept 26: Assam Police have yet again unearthed a hidden cache of illegal arms and ammunition in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) areas. Bakaa district police recovered two AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunition buried by the bank of a river in the district on Friday night.
“Baksa Police in its efforts to make the district illegal arms free have yet again recovered two AK-47 rifles, four magazines and 520 rounds of live AK ammunition on the night of September 25 near Sinari basti on the banks of river Diring under Barbari police station,” the state police force informed.
The recovery comes less than a week after a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives was found hidden in a jungle area of Shantipur under Kachugaon police station in Kokrajhar district.
It may be mentioned that the state police have since the past couple of months intensified its campaign against such illegal arms in the four districts of BTAD, particularly at a time when elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council are on the card by the end of this year.
Assam director general of police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta had earlier this month said that the state police force has achieved remarkable success with a series of illegal arms recoveries in the four districts of Bodoland Territorial Council.