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A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from an underground pit in Meghalaya’s South West Khasi Hills district on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of BSF troops with Meghalaya police launched a joint operation in the deep jungle along the Lakma Nallah that flows from India to Bangladesh and recovered the arms and ammunition hidden underground, a BSF spokesperson said.

The arms stash was located approximately a km inside India from the International Border and 1.5 Km from the BSF Borsora outpost manned by personnel from the border force’s 193 Battalion.

The Arms and munitions recovered from the pit wrapped in a yellow coloured plastic bag included US-made revolvers, magazines and 410 live rounds.

The surrounding area was also searched thoroughly using a metal detector but nothing more could be found, the BSF official said.

The BSF, which guards the 443 km-long Indo Bangladesh border in Meghalaya also said the hidden arms and ammunition was probably intended to be used by militants’ outfit.

The BSF official said that the owner of the cache of arms is yet to be identified.

The recovered arms and ammunition have been handed over to Police at Barsora for further investigation.

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