DIBRUGARH, June 27 - A white colour Bolero (AS23N 0173) vehicle carrying arms and ammunitions was intercepted near Mohanbari tiniali under Lahoal PS this morning by a joint team of Police and the CRPF from 171 Battalion.
The vehicle was carrying two AK 56 Rifles, two AK 56 Magazines, four magazine pouches, fifteen Rifle slings, one khukri, one pull out vacuum apparatus kit and two bags of herbal medicines. Police arrested three persons, including two women from the vehicle.
The arrested women identified as Akuyu Yobin (48) and Sayunu Yobin (36), both from Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunchal Pradesh had reportedly gone to Dimapur, Nagaland to collect some herbal medicines. While returning, they happened to meet Badrul Alom (48) of Jairampur, the former Assam Rifles jawan and owner of the Bolero.
As per the version of Badrul Alom, two youths from Changlang had hired his vehicle to go to Dimapur on June 25. After a day-long stay in Dimapur, Badrul Alom was returning with the two women. Alom said he was ignorant about the arms and ammunitions inside his vehicle. However, police have arrested Alom also along with the women.