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A joint team of the Army and Assam police seized a huge cache of explosives, including gelatin sticks and detonators, from an ASTC bus at Jagoon in Tinsukia district.
Acting on a tip off, the police halted the bus coming from Meo in Arunachal Pradesh at Jagoon and recovered the explosives. The bus was on the way to Changlang.
After investigation, a youth was detained in connection with the seizure. The detained youth has been identified as Titpong Changming.
The explosives were suspected to be of the Paresh Baruah ULFA-I faction as the insurgent outfit was attempting to transport IEDs for subversive activities, police said.