The Assam police have recovered around 10kg explosive which was suspected to be used to carry out a strike in an 'important official meeting' there next week which was to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told HT.
The operations was carried out just a few hours back on Monday.
"In an operation carried out by the Assam police on the information provided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), 10kg explosive has been recovered from a train at Rangia junction. Rangia is just 50 kms away from Guwahati. The person who was carrying the explosive could not be apprehended," said a highly placed counter terror source on the condition of annoymity.
On November 29 and 30, the annual directors general of police conference is taking place in Guwahati. It will be addressed by the PM and and home minister Rajnath Singh.
"We suspect that the conference was the intended target," added the source.
The conference is attended by all state police chiefs and heads of all central paramilitary forces. It is organised by the Intelligence Bureau.
Ever since its inception in 1920, it is being organised outside Delhi for the first time.