Assam police intensifies drive against illegal arms

Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahai on Friday said police have intensified its operations against illegal weapons and executing the non-bailable warrants (NBWs), pending execution.

Addressing a press conference at the Assam Police headquarters at Ulubari, Sahai said police have so far seized 83 illegal arms including two AK 47 rifles, 810 rounds of ammunition, 47 grenades and 800 gms of explosives from different areas of the state.

“Most of these illegal weapons were seized from Bodoland territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) which consists four districts “Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri”, Sahai said, adding along with the operation to seize illegal weapons, the process of deposition of legal arms had also been started.

He said Assam Police have so far executed 4,000 NBWs and there are 6,000 more such NBWs pending execution.

It may be mentioned here that election to the Assam Legislative Assembly is due in couple of months.

While according to the official records, more than 50 percent of the polling booths in Assam are considered as safe there are 8000 sensitive polling booths in Assam. There are 3,000 hyper sensitive booths in Assam, of which 1,000 are marked as critical.

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