BONGAIGAON, Aug 18 - Based on a tip off, a police team recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Khagrabari in Santipur area under Runikhata PS in Chirang district last night.
These arms and explosives were kept buried underground in a jungle at Khagrabari, which is around 15 kilometres from Bhutan border. Pages of newspaper published from Nagaland, used as wrapper, were recovered along with the ammunition.
The firearms recovered were: one Heckler & Koch (Germany) series rifle, one AK 56 rifle, one Uzi (Israeli) rifle, five magazines, two pistols 7.56 calibre, two Chinese grenades, 93 rounds of bullets of AK series rifles and 25 rounds of bullets of pistols.
�These arms and ammunition might be kept by militant groups who were active earlier. Investigation is on and nobody has been nabbed yet in this connection,� Chirang district Superintendent of Police Sudhakar Singh told the media today.
A group of militant cadres, who are facing crisis to sustain their livelihood even after signing the peace pact with the government, are gradually making their minds to return to the old path out of frustration and these hidden weapons might be a part of their future strategy, a top police official said.