Police seizes 1525 kgs of explosives during a raid in Meghalaya

Meghalaya police seized approximately 1,525 kgs of explosives during a raid which was conducted at a village in East Jaintia Hills district.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (A) GK Iangrai informed on Thursday that the raid was conducted Wednesday night immediately after police received information about the movement of explosives from the Soo-Kilo area to Kongong.

During the operation, a Mahindra Bolero vehicle was intercepted at Kongong which falls under the Ladrymbai police outpost.

Iangrai said that a search of the vehicle revealed that it was loaded with 10 cartons filled with 250 kgs of explosives (2000 Gelatin sticks), 1000 live detonators and 8 rolls of fuse wire. In this regard two persons occupying the said vehicle were arrested.

“Interrogation of these two apprehended suspects, 4 other people were also arrested who later led police to a location at San Kilo under Khliehriat Police Station where the explosives are suspected to have been loaded into the Bolero vehicle,” he said while adding that these 4 suspects were arrested from Umpleng, Mokympad and San-Kilo. They are charged with supplying the explosives to the two arrested earlier.

A search carried out at this location led to the discovery of 51 cartons loaded with approximately 1275 Kgs of explosive (10200 Gelatine sticks), 5000 detonators and 8 rolls of fuse wire which were all seized.

The AIGP said that in this connection a criminal case has been registered under the Explosives Act and other relevant sections of the law and that an investigation into the matter is on.

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