Personnel of Assam Police on Thursday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from inside the Manas National Park in Chirang district of the State.
Two AK-47 rifles, one M20 pistol and a total of 56 rounds of live ammunition were recovered by the police.
The arms and ammunition were kept buried deep inside the forest of Manas National Park.
However, the police is yet to make any arrests in connection with the recovery.
“We have recovered two AK-47 rifles, a pistol, magazines, 56 rounds live ammunition buried in the forest area. No arrests have been made so far but probe is underway,” said Sudhakar Singh, SP of Chirang district.
The recovery was made following a joint operation carried out by the Chirang Police and 156 Battalion of the CRPF.
Today in an operation conducted by Chirang Police led by the ASP (HQ) Chirang assisted by SDPO, Bijni, CI, Panbari, O/C Panbari PS and 156 Bn CRPF. Huge numbers of arms & ammunitions were recovered.@assampolice @CMOfficeAssam@DGPAssamPolice @HardiSpeaks @gpsinghassam pic.twitter.com/yKetAJkkHe
— Chirang Police (@chirangpolice) February 12, 2021
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh said, “Continued offensive against unlawful weapons – On 12.02.2021 morning Chirang Police recovered two AK Rifles, One M20 Pistol with ammunition from inside Manas National Park located in Amlaiguri village under Panbari PS.”
Continued offensive against unlawful weapons – On 12.02.2021 morning @chirangpolice recovered two AK Rifles, One M20 Pistol with ammunition from inside Manas National Park located in Amlaiguri village under Panbari PS. @assampolice @DGPAssamPolice @CMOfficeAssam @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/RoYml4geDQ
— GP Singh (@gpsinghassam) February 12, 2021