In a major counter-insurgency operation near the Indo-Myanmar border, the Arunachal Pradesh Police on February 23 busted a major camp of the Naga insurgent group, ENNG, in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the camp, which was subsequently destroyed by the cops, a senior police officer said.
Upon receipt of credible information, a team of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP)’s special task force (STF) and Changlang Police on February 23 morning launched an assault over the camp occupied by insurgents of Eastern Naga National Government (ENNG) in the general area of Lungpang under Rima Putok circle in Changlang district, bordering Myanmar, an APP spokesperson said.
“The nefarious activities of ENNG have been on the radar of the APP for a few months now. To counter the threat posed by them, a strategy was evolved for necessary action. Under the leadership of DGP Satish Golchha, a plan was formulated by IGP (Law & Order) Chukhu Apa, and executed by Changlang SP Mihin Gambo and SP (STF) Rohit Rajbir Singh,” he said.
In a daring op launched by APP against ENNG led insurgency, a joint team led by @ChanglangSp Mihin Gambo and SP SIT Rohit Rajbir Singh engaged with insurgents & destroyed their camp at the Indo-Myan border. Huge recoveries of arms & ammunition made.@PemaKhanduBJP@felix_bamang pic.twitter.com/FfkDkCmncg
— Arunachal Pradesh Police (@ArunachalPolice) February 23, 2023
On the recee conducted on February 22, five suspected insurgents were spotted. “Thus, in today’s operation, a controlled offensive in the camp was mounted. As a result, the UGs were forced to abandon the camp and retreat,” he said.
Upon ceasing of operation, the camp was investigated for evidence that led to the recovery of the arms & ammunition, and other stores.
The recoveries include one AK-47 rifle, one M16 rifle, one hand grenade, 104 AK-47 7.62mm rounds, 23 5.56mm rounds, four AK-47 7.62mm ammo magazines, two 5.56mm ammo magazines, two assault daos, one WT communication set along with charger, and a PAN card in the name of one Anthony Taidong.
A spokesperson for the team said that after due photography and videography of the incident site, the camp was burned down and destroyed.