Huge cache of arms seized in Assam
Haflong (Assam), Jul 10 (PTI) A huge cache of arms, including 28 AK-47 rifles, belonging to insurgent outfit DHD(J) was unearthed in central Assam’s North Cachar Hills district, police said today.
A joint team of police and Army recovered 48 assorted weapons buried in a jungle at Thana Lambra in Haflong police station area late last night following interrogation of arrested Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel Garlosa) faction leader Niranjan Hojai.
The recoveries included 28 AK-47 assault rifles, eight SLRs, five M-16 rifles, two M-21 rifles, three pistols, one OG rifle and a grenade launcher, police said.
During interrogation by National Investigation Agency (NIA) which recently arrested him from Indo-Nepal border, Hojai gave the lead to the buried arms in the jungle.
Jewel and 12 others were produced in a local court here yesterday in connection to the multi-crore N C Hills Scam and were remanded to 14 days police custody.