Guwahati: The troops of Assam Rifles had recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Tuesday.
Based on intelligence input, Thoubal battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched a joint operation with Thoubal Commandos in general area of Thoubal and recovered a huge cache of foreign weapons, ammunition and other war like stores.
Security forces had recovered one M-16 Assault Rifle, one HK-33 Assault Rifle, over 1200 rounds of ammunition of 5.56mm, 2000 Burmese currency (Kyat) and combat dress with one ammunition pouch from the jungle area and suspected that, the weapons belonging to banned outfit group.
The recovery is a major success on part of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police to thwart the nefarious designs of the underground groups.
The successful operation is a result of continued hard work and determined efforts made by the Assam Rifles to curb the insurgent activities in Manipur with the aim to bring peace to the north eastern Indian state.
On the other hand, Assam Rifles troops had apprehended a militant of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).
Tulihal battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) had launched a joint operation with Bishnupur commandos at Nambol Bazar area and apprehended the KCP militant, identified as Irengbam Geetachandra Singh.
The militant was involved in carrying out extortion activities for KCP.
The apprehended militant was handed over to Nambol police station for further legal actions.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)