Meghalaya police on Friday seized a huge cache of explosives from a vehicle in the Ri-Bhoi district.

Police said, acting on specific information a team of police intercepted a Guwahati-bound vehicle near Byrnihat police outpost.

During a search, the police team recovered 2,000 IEDs and over 4,000 gelatin sticks from the vehicle.

According to police, the vehicle was initially signaled to stop at Umsning, but the driver of the vehicle evaded the police by speeding, following which a police team pursued the vehicle and it was finally detained at Byrnihat.

Police have arrested the driver of the vehicle under the relevant section of the Explosive Substances Act and lodged a case with Nongpoh police station.

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