In another major breakthrough by Meghalaya police, a huge stash of ammunition of high caliber, were recovered yesterday under Sankinigre police station in South Garo Hills district.
Police suspect the weapons to have been hidden by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
According to the district police chief, Priyangshu Pandey, the recovery was on the basis of an input from a source on the location ammunition. A total of 3 boxes of high caliber bullets (numbering 1260) were recovered from the site.
“We suspect it was hidden by GNLA militants and a case has been registered at the local PS in Sankinigre. An investigation into the matter is currently on,” said the SP.
This is the second such recovery by the police of hidden weapons of the GNLA. The area of recovery was a hotspot for militants during the time when militancy was at its peak in Garo Hills.