SHILLONG, April 27 - A huge cache of arms and explosives belonging to a militant group was recovered on Tuesday in South Garo Hills and East Jaintia Hills districts during raids, police said.
The arms and ammunition seizure at South Garo Hills were suspected to belong to a little known militant group United People�s Revolutionary Alliance (UPRA), police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a commando team launched a Counter-Insurgency operation in the early hours on Tuesday and recovered the items from Khalu-Rongcheng area along the South Garo Hills-West Khasi Hills border, police spokesman GHP Raju said.
An SLR rifle, three .303 sniper riffles, an AK magazine, two SLR magazines, two .303 magazines, three Chinese grenades, seven VHF sets, 52 live AK ammo, a letter-pad of UPRA and some other documents were among the items seized, he said.
In another raid, a huge consignment of explosives and electrical detonators were recovered from an abandoned coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district. A total of 98 gelatin sticks and 703 electric detonators were recovered during raid, he said. � PTI