A massive quantity of explosives has been recovered from Guwahati in Assam ahead of Durga Puja.

Police has recovered gelatin sticks worth over Rs 15 crores from near ISBT in Guwahati on Friday morning.

“A WGPD patrol party from Gorchuk PS interdicted a huge cache of explosives, including 4660 Gelatin sticks & 2300 electronic detonators today morning,” Guwahati Police informed.

The gelatin sticks were recovered from a pick-up van bearing registration number AS 15AC 4867.

According to initial reports, the gelatin sticks were being transported from near Shillong in Meghalaya to Ranee near Guwahati city in Assam.

Two persons have also been arrested in connection with the seizure.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Rahim Badshah and Ainul Ali.

(This is a breaking story. More details awaited)

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com