Churachandpur Battalion under the aegis of IGAR (South) in a joint operation with Manipur Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Chinglangmei village in Churachandpur district of Manipur on January 18.

Based on specific inputs, troops of Assam Rifles along with police launched a search operation which led to the recovery of cache, which included one 7.62 mm SLR Rifle, one 7.62 mm M-16 Rifle, one 7.62 mm modified rifle, one handheld ICOM radio set with charger, two 7.62 mm SLR magazine, one Chinese hand grenade and 15 live rounds of different calibres.

The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to Kumbi police station for further legal action.

On the other hand, Joupi and Phundrei Battalions of Assam Rifles in a joint operation with police foiled a major terrorist attack by recovering an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Kuljang village in Chandel district on January 17.

Manipur is going to polls in February-March this year.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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