The recovered pistols.

The Assam Rifles in a joint operation with police recovered two .22mm pistols from a jhum cultivation area in Nagaland’s Mokokchung district, a defence release said on Monday.

Based on specific inputs regarding presence of a weapon cache in a jhum field near Sungkomen village, the Assam Rifles, along with police, launched an operation at 7.30 pm in the area.

During the operation, the team recovered a USA-made and a country made pistols with magazines from a hut at around 8.45 pm, the release said.

The recovered weapons have been handed over to Mokokchung police.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com