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Grenades, detonators recovered in Assam

Two hand grenades and as many detonators were recovered from the house of a former NDFB insurgent at a village in lower Assam's Baksa district today.

Reuters

On a tip-off, the police and SSB launched a joint operation at Kotabari village, under Tamulpur police station, and recovered the explosives hidden under a haystack in the house of cadre Rakesh Bodo, officials said.

During interrogation, Rakesh told the police that the Bodoland Peoples Front party's Darangajuli vice-president Sanatan Sarania had asked him to keep the explosives in his house.

Both Rakesh and Sarania were arrested. An investigation was on, they said.

PTI