A large number of explosives, including the highly sophisticated Programmable Time Device (PTD) and Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), planted by suspected ULFA activists, were recovered by security forces in Assam today.
Police said a 3 kg PTD was recovered at Gadhoiguri in Dibrugarh district by a joint team of police and army. It was carried to Tiloinagar army camp and defused by experts.
A 10-kg IED was recovered from a bus plying from Silchar to Dhubri at a checkpoint near Bagolia gate this afternoon.
The vital check point had been set up in view of threats by ULFA members to disrupt Republic Day celebrations.
The army found another IED weighing 6 kg was found hidden in a vegetable bag from a bus at Chiknibari of Nalbari district.
In Golapara district, three IEDs, two grenades and 20 AK series ammunition was recovered from an alleged ULFA cadre, the police said.
Security has been beefed up across the state for tomorrow with ULFA 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah threatening to target security forces and the outfit's customary call for boycott of Republic Day celebration.