13 kg gunpowder, 2900 detonators seized from house near Assam-Mizoram border | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

13 kg gunpowder, 2900 detonators seized from house near Assam-Mizoram border

ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
Mar 04, 2024 06:44 PM IST

The house, located in Bhaga area under Dholai police station in Cachar, is owned by local businessman, Salim Uddin Choudhary

Silchar: Over 13 kg of gunpowder and 2900 detonators have been recovered from Assam’s Cachar district near the state’s border with Mizoram, police said on Monday.

Police said that the explosives were buried underground inside a house near the Assam-Mizoram border. (Representative photo.)
Police said that the explosives were buried underground inside a house near the Assam-Mizoram border. (Representative photo.)

Police said that the explosives were buried underground inside a house near the Assam-Mizoram border. “Based on specific information, we launched an operation in that area and recovered the explosives. However, the owner of the house managed to escape,” police said.

HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!

Investigations revealed that the house, located in Bhaga area under Dholai police station in Cachar, is owned by Salim Uddin Choudhary, a local businessman.

Manoj Baruah, Dholai police station chief, said that they are investigating the matter further. “We are trying to find if these explosives were transported from outside Assam,” he said.

Also Read: One arrested in Assam with 4.7kg heroin worth 24 crore: Police

Police have registered a suo moto case against Choudhary under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and his family members are being questioned as a part of the probe.

In the past, police have seized large amounts of drugs from the Bhaga area of Cachar and most of the consignments came from neighbouring, Mizoram.

Choudhary’s family members, denying any motive, said that they use these explosives for fishing and such ordnance are available in most households in the area.

It is yet to be explained, however, why Choudhary has not made himself available to the police to aid the investigation.

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024, Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, April 22, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On