MANGALDAI, June 14 - In a major breakthrough against a notorious gang of criminals operating in the areas under Dhula Police Station in Darrang district, a joint team of police and CRPF led by Sub-Inspector and Officer in-charge of Dhula PS, Ranjit Hazarika, on Tuesday busted an illegal gun and explosive manufacturing factory at No.2 Magurmari Char and apprehended two persons in this connection.
According to police, acting on a tip-off the security forces raided the house and campus of one Hafej Ali and found the illegal factory.
The security forces apprehended two persons identified as Kitap Ali and Ekambar Ali, both residents of Morigaon district, while they were manufacturing handmade arms.
Police seized a huge quantity of instruments and materials, including electric wires, iron ball-bearings used in cycles, nuts and bolts, sharp weapons, ammunition of handmade rifle, among others.
However, the main accused, who also hails from Morigaon, managed to escape.
The arrested persons have admitted to running the factory and supplying handmade arms and explosives to criminals, including dacoits and rhino poachers.
A case has been registered at Dhula PS. Further investigation is on, sources added.