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Garo Hills made its third recovery of ammunition within less than a week, with East Garo Hills (EGH) police joining two other districts in making such recoveries.
About five days ago, police personnel from South Garo Hills (SGH) had recovered over 1200 high caliber bullets while in West Garo Hills, over 250 armour piercing rounds were recovered near the border between itself and South West Garo Hills.
According to information provided by the police, information was received from sources about the presence of arms near the village of Nongchram Rongdu, close to the border with West Khasi Hills. The area is about nine km from Rongjeng Police Station.
Sources suspected the weapons to have been hidden by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) whose presence in the region has waned to the point of being insignificant.
“Today at around 10 am the police team received information from reliable sources that a huge number of arms and ammunition are kept hidden in Nongchram area. Acting on the input, SP of EGH, BA Sangma dispatched a team to conduct a search operation in the area,” said a release by the police.
The police were successful in their search at around 3 pm leading to the recovery of 75 rounds of 7.62 mm for AK, 12 rounds of 7.65 mm, 2 ammo for .38mm and 11 rounds of 9 mm ammo from the Nongchram Rongdu area.
“A case has been registered and search operations are being carried out to recover more arms and ammunition,” said the release.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)