Explosives found in Upper Shillong

Police personnel examine the cache of explosives recovered from Umsohlang
in Upper Shillong on Tuesday. (ST)

SHILLONG: Shillong police on Tuesday seized a huge cache of explosives hidden in a suitcase and a school bag from Umsohlang in Upper Shillong.
SP (City) Vivek Syiem informed that some boys who had gone to the stream at Umsohlang for fishing saw the suitcase and informed the village headman who contacted the Jhalupara Beat House.
A police team from Jhalupara went to the spot and took possession of the suitcase and the school bag.
85 gelatin sticks, 90 electronic detonators, one shotgun, seven live cartridges, 135 LEDS pellets and water bottles, among other things were recovered. A case was registered at Lumdiengjri police station under the Arms and Explosives Act.
Syiem said there are no indications that the explosives belong to any person or groups but it may have been kept there for use in some illegal activity.
He added that the seized arms and explosives would be sent for forensic tests.