Assam police arrest two hardcore Maoists, recover arms

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Assam Police have arrested two suspected Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Jorhat area of Guwahati, said reports on Thursday.

The two were arrested last evening.

According to reports, the police had launched an operation in the area based on intelligence inputs.

The arrested, meanwhile, have been identified as Biswajit Sangma and Runa Sangma who were allegedly involved in an illegal arms consignment.

“The nabbed duo had carried the arms-ammunition from Dimapur in Nagaland to Meghalaya and they were suspected to be involved with terrorist group in Meghalaya,” a top police official said.

One AK-47 rifle with two magazines, 164 rounds of live ammunition of Insas rifle, six rounds AK-47 rifle ammunition and 380 rounds 9 mm pistol ammunition were recovered by the police.