Troops of Red Horns Div under Gajraj Corps and Barpeta Police launched a joint operation on 11 Mar 2017 and recovered explosive from a shop in Goraimari of Barpeta district. The apprehended person was allegedly involved in fabricating improvised explosives devices (IED) in his shop. On search of his shop, Army recovered five explosives, each weighing approximately 500 gms which were wound in sutli rope with shrapnel and packed in red tape. Further, another plastic bag with white powder was recovered which is suspected to be Potassium Nitrate, a substance used to make explosives. The material will be sent for forensic analysis and the apprehended individual being handed over to police station Barpeta.
It is pertinent to mention that the Army in coordination with Assam Police and other Security Agencies is keeping a tight vigil on these kind of anti national elements, who are suspected to be involved in provision of logistical support to various terror groups.