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04:09 PM, September 17, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

Huge arms, explosives haul seized in Habiganj forest

Huge arms, explosives haul seized in Habiganj forest

Rab-9 personnel display 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers which were recovered from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Rab-9 personnel display 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers which were recovered from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today. Photo: Banglar Chokh

For the fourth time in last three months, the Rapid Action Battalion recovered a huge cache of firearms and explosives from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today.

The elite force recovered 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers of rocket launcher, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and Media Wing of Rab, told our Moulvibazar correspondent in the afternoon.

Rab-9 personnel display 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers which were recovered from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Rab-9 personnel display 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers which were recovered from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today. Photo: Banglar Chokh

The firearms and ammunition were found in a hole in a cowshed of one Ajit Barman at Tripura Palli in the forest, Khan said.

The Rab official members are yet to be confirmed who kept the firearms and bullets in the deep forest.

Earlier on September 2, Rab officials recovered two light machine guns (LMG), one sub-machine gun (SMG), six self loading rifles (SLR), one automatic rifle, one sniper telescope-5 rifle and 2,400 bullets of bore 7.62mm the forest.

Rab personnel display arms and ammo, recovered from Satchhari forest in Habiganj, during a press briefing at the headquarters of Crime Prevention Company (CPC-2) in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar on September 2. Photo: Star file
Rab personnel display arms and ammo, recovered from Satchhari forest in Habiganj, during a press briefing at the headquarters of Crime Prevention Company (CPC-2) in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar on September 2. Photo: Star file

On June 3, the elite force recovered 184 rocket shells (40mm) and 153 chargers abandoned in one bunker at the hillock of the reserve forest.

On June 9, Rab recovered 633 rounds of 7.62 mm bullets, 54 rounds of 12.54 mm bullets, 37-inch long barrel of a machinegun from the forest.

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