Sensation prevails across Baksa district in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) following the recovery of a rocket launcher along the bank of river Balti near Bimalanagar village under Nagrijuli police outpost in Baksa on Tuesday.
According to eye witnesses, in the morning on Tuesday, some children were playing along the bank of the river Balti and found a rocket launcher lying on the sand of the river.
The children informed it to the villagers.
“Getting the information about the rocket launcher, villagers gathered on the spot. The villagers informed the police of Nagrijuli police outpost about the rocket launcher. After receiving information, Nikhil Singha, in-charge of Nagrijuli police outpost with a police team rushed to the spot and recovered the rocket launcher and took it to the Nagrijuli police outpost,” said police.
The police informed the bomb squad of the Indian Army about the rocket launcher and in the evening, a bomb squad of the Army reached Nagrijuli and defused.
The Army in presence of police also destroyed the rocket launcher.
According to police, there was a firing range of the Indian Army along the Indo-Bhutan border and the rocket launcher was perhaps left by mistake by the Army.
Talking to media persons Nikhil Singha, in-charge of Nagrijuli police outpost on Tuesday said, “Two months back one more rocket launcher was found in the same village which was also defused and destroyed by the Army.”
Asima Kalita, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Tamulpur, also reached Nagrijuli police outpost and took stock of the situation.