Acting on a tip-off, a Kokrajhar Police team led by Punamjit Nath, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and sub-inspector Latuk Das conducted search operation at Salmara outpost area under Abhayapuri police station in Bongaigaon district of Assam and apprehended a veteran arms manufacturer and supplier.
The arrested arms dealer has been identified as one Sumil Sangma, aged around 55 years and son of Late Satsing Marak hailing from Saupara village in Salmara under Abhayapuri police station in Bongaigaon district of Assam.
During the search operation at his residence, two handmade guns, arms manufacturing tools and other equipment were recovered by the police team.
Reportedly, Sumil Sangma is also involved in trafficking girls to Delhi from various parts of the State.
Meanwhile, police have begun investigation into the whole matter.