Tura, April 29: East Garo Hills (EGH) police today informed that another cache of weapons including the iconic 7.62 machine gun used extensively by the deceased commander in chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira was recovered.
Giving a breakdown of the recoveries, superintendent of police, Ringrang TG Momin said, “We recovered one 7.62 machine gun, one 7.62 SLR assault rifle, one DBBL, one DBBL barrel, eight wireless sets, thirteen wireless set batteries, five primed IEDs in plastic containers, six twelve volts batteries for IED and five circuits for RC IED.”
“The machine gun recovered is one of the iconic weapons used by Sohan to promote the outfit at the initial stage of the group. There are many pictures of him carrying the weapon that was circulated in various groups and social media,” added the SP.
The recovery made today continues the efforts of the police to locate the hidden stash of the GNLA in many parts of the district with this being the 5th such recovery coming in about a month.
The search for the hidden weapons has been helped by local residents of the many villages on the other side of the Simsang river in the district – a known GNLA stronghold.
The recoveries were made over a period of a few days in different locations of Rongbokgre and Dorengkigre in EGH.