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Big arms haul from car, 1 held

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, May 12 (PTI): Arms and ammunition, including rifles, meant

for the militant NDFB-Songbijit group's 'C-in-C', were seized from

a car in lower Assam's Chirang district yesterday, said a top police officer.

The arms and ammunition were recovered during an operation launched

by Superintendent of Police Ranjan Bhuyan at Chapaguri on the National

Highway, IGP L R Bishnoi told PTI.

The seizures include a US-made M-16 rifles along with its extension

and silencer, a Mark IV 303 rifle along with two magazines and 141

rounds of bullets, Bishnoi said.

The arms were being transported through the vehicle from Merapani

along the Assam-Nagaland border for National Democratic Front of

Bodoland's self-styled Commander-in-Chief Bidai, the IGP said.

The driver of the vehicle has been arrested, he added.

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