Tura, June 13: East Garo Hills (EGH) police today made another huge recovery of hidden arms and ammunition of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in the district.
The current recovery is the eighth such instance over the past three months.
The arms and ammunition were recovered from the village of Dorenkigre, a village which has been a long time haunt 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.
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.