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.