Youth arrested from Lakhipur, 34 gelatin sticks, 24 detonators seized
Police arrested a youth and seized a huge cache of explosives from a house at Lakhipur in Cachar district late on Tuesday night.
Lakhipur is around 29km from Silchar.
Sources said a team of police, on the basis of a tip-off, carried out an operation at the house of Lalhuoilien Hmar (22) late last night.
Explosives including 34 gelatin sticks and 24 detonators were recovered. Lalhouilien Hmar was arrested.
Police sources suspected that Lalhouilien might be linked with any militant outfit. He was being thoroughly interrogated, as per last available reports.
Lakhipur, one of the crime-hit constituencies in south Assam, has witnessed a number of militant activities and police-militant clashes in the past few years. Few outfits are believed to be active and crimes like dacoity, theft and extortion are frequent in different areas.