In an operation conducted by the police on Thursday, a cache of explosives was recovered from a bus in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. This was revealed by the official Twitter account of the Meghalaya Police. 45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing 112.5 kg, 5,900 detonators packed in boxes and 133 m of detonating cord were recovered from 6 bags belonging to two passengers travelling in the bus from Karimganj to Guwahati. The bus was intercepted at Khliehriat as the vehicles arriving from Assam's Silchar were being checked as a part of a special drive. Two persons have been arrested in connection to this. A case under the Explosive Substances Act 1908 and Explosive Act of 1884 has been registered.
A special operation was conducted by a joint team of ANTF East Jaintia Hills, Khliehriat PS, Lumshnong PS and Ladrymbai OP and made notable recoveries from commercial vehicles plyinng through the district from Silchar side. @ejhpolice pic.twitter.com/nUrqd0sYjX— Meghalaya Police (@MeghalayaPolice) October 17, 2019
45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing approx 112.5 Kg, 5900 detonators packed in boxes & approx133 meters detonating cord.— Meghalaya Police (@MeghalayaPolice) October 17, 2019
21 Kgs Ganja & contraband items weighing approximately 0.74 grams suspected to be heroin and 260 mg of Nitrazepam tablets.
Further investigation is on. pic.twitter.com/2HlCgxPzsG
The Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills District, Vivekanand Singh stated that many foreign nationals had been arrested in the last few weeks. Furthermore, he revealed that multiple consignments of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances had been seized. Singh maintained that the police were keeping a strict vigil.
He said, “As you are aware, 19 foreign nationals have been arrested in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya in the last few weeks on charges of illegally entering into India from Bangladesh after crossing the international border. Moreover, the district police have recovered multiple consignments of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in the last few months.” Singh added, “Further, in order to create effective deterrence as well as to protect the residents from ill-effects of such illegal acts, the district police is keeping a strict vigil round the clock.”