Shillong: In a major breakthrough, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Meghalaya police seized a cache of Arms and ammunition hidden underground along the India-Bangladesh border in South West Khasi Hills district on Friday, a BSF official said.
Acting on a specific tip off, troops of 193 Bn BSF in a joint operation with Meghalaya police launched search operation in the dense forest area all along the Lakma nalla that flows from India to Bangladesh and recovered cache of arms and ammunition wrapped in a yellow color plastic bag which contained a 0.38 USA made revolver, two magazines, 410 live rounds and 35 EFC hidden underground
The recovery is located approximately 1 Km inside India from international border and 1.5 Km from BSF BOP Borsora of 193 Bn BSF, which falls under Borsora police station.
BSF official said that in the past also, hidden arms and ammunition had recovered by BSF which probably used by insurgent groups for extortion purpose and other illegal activities and investigation is on to ascertain the seized arms and ammunition belongs to which group.
Meanwhile, the BSF has lodged an FIR is against the incident and the recovered arms and ammunition are handed over to PS Barsora for further disposal.
The BSF has assured to use its intelligence extensively to find more such cache of arms which are often used by miscreants to materialize their nefarious designs.