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Assam on alert for Modi visit

Assam on alert for Modi visit
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Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Assam visit, security forces recovered huge cache of arms-ammunition and explosives in the state on Thursday, police said.

Guwahati: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Assam visit, security forces recovered huge cache of arms-ammunition and explosives in the state on Thursday, police said.
Following a tip-off, police recovered huge cache of explosives from a vehicle at Khanapara area, outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday moring.
“The explosives were carried from Aizwal to Guwahati in a Tata Sumo,” a top police official said.
Police recovered 1800 nos detonators, 600 nos gelatin sticks, fuse wires from the vehicle and arrested two persons.
In separate incident, security forces recovered 4 rocket launchers, one carbine, two grenades, two magazines, 30 rounds ammunition from Garsinga area near Sadia in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
In other hand, Assam police had arranged tight security in Guwahati city ahead of PM visit.
“All types of security have been arranged for PM, Union Home minister arrival in the city on November 29-30,” Assam police DGP Khagen Sarma said.
PM and Union Home minister will address the 49th DGP-IGP conference, which will be held on November 29-30 in Guwahati.
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