Meghalaya: GNLA’s hidden arms recovered in Garo Hills, making it 8th recovery in 3 months


From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Tura, June 13, 2018:

In yet another recovery, the East Garo Hills police on Wednesday recovered a huge cache of hidden arms and ammunition in the district. The current recovery is the eighth such instance over the past three months.

The recovery today took place in the village of Dorenkigre, a village which has been a long time stronghold of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and its now deceased commander in chief – Sohan D Shira.

Police sources said that amongst recoveries today, one of the guns may belong to the police and had been taken in an ambush, though the matter is yet to be confirmed.

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The arms and explosives recovered today were 2 two inch mortars, 2 RPG with cover, one mortar shell, one RPG launcher, one AK rifle, one HK 5.56 mm assault rifle, one land mine detonator cap, 12 pistol magazines, 153 ammunition of 5.56 mm, 55 remote bomb circuits, 94 ammunition of 7.62 mm, 11 bomb remote controls, one walkie talkie and 13 electronic detonators.

"We suspect one of the guns was taken away in an ambush from the police, though we are yet to ascertain which one. Though we have earlier recovered RPGs, this is the first time we have recovered RPG mortars," said superintendent of police, Ringrang TG Momin.