RDX to sabotage Independence Day celebration recovered, one arrested

HAFLONG (Assam): Nearly two kgs of RDX was recovered from a Dima Halam Daoga-Action faction (DHD-A) militant who was apprehended during an operation by security forces in Assam's Dima Hasao district, police said today.

Police and Assam Rifles personnel conducted a joint operation in Moulhoi village late last night and apprehended the militant from whom they recovered 1.8 kgs of RDX.

The militant has been identified as John Gabriel and the police claimed that during investigations he said that the outfit was planning to sabotage the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations by carrying out blasts at Haflong.