• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES RECOVERS HUGE TACTICAL AND WAR LIKE STORES NEAR NIAWTHLANG VILLAGE OF SIAHA DISTRICT, MIZORAM AND APPREHEND FOUR INDIVIDUALS

In a major successful operation against anti-national activities, Lunglei Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered a huge cache of tactical and war like stores near Niawthlang village of Siaha district and apprehended four individuals on 26 October 2022.

The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and representatives of Siaha Police station based on specific information .

The team had specific information about movement of tactical and war like stores for insurgents based in Myanmar in four Kenbo bikes. The team intercepted and searched four kenbo bikes at Niawthlang junction. While carrying out search, the party recovered large number of tac and war like stores. The stores recovered were of military grade and hence the same being used for anti-national activities against own people, by insurgents based in Myanmar, cannot be ruled out. This recovery has prevented the likely loss of precious lives. The recovery made were :-

(i) Satellite phone – 01
(ii) Mobile phone – 05
(iii) Simcard – 08
(iv) .22 Rif bullet – 105
(v) Potassium – 35 packet
(vi) Airgun – 01
(vii) Airgun pellets – 9000
(viii) Air rifle spring – 04
(ix) Roll cap
(x) Myanmar Currency- 2,79,700 kyat
(x) Singapore currency – 02 dollars
(xi) Kenbo bike – 04
(xii) Antenna base – 02
(xiii) Antenna cable bundle – 03
(xiv) Adapter – 49
(xv) Antenna – 50
(xvi) Bty charger – 51
(xvii) Motorola – 50
(xviii) Motorola Bty – 50
(xix) Digital/ transceiver – 03
(xx)Mike – 03
(xxi) Lead – 03
(xxii)Wireless transmitter receiver complete set – 01
(xxiii) Earphone – 04
(xxiv) Antenna silver sticks – 15
(xxv) Stamp seal – 06
(xxvi) Handcuffs – 10
(xxviii) Caps – 05
(xxix) Berret – 01
(xxx) Combat T shirt- 16
(xxxi) Jersey – 01
(xxxii) Combat dress – 01
(xxxiii) Cargo pant – 04
(xxxiv) Shoes – 04
(xxxv) Magazine pouche – 05
(xxxvi) Bulletproof jacket – 05
(xxxvii) Uniform black suit – 19
(xxxviii) Lanyard

The detained personal & seized items have been handed over to Siaha Police station on 26 October 2022 for further investigation & legal proceedings.

Assam Rifles “Friends of the Hill People” over the years has become a force to be reckoned with in the fight against anti-nationals. This operation is a huge setback for all anti-national activists. The operation’s success would go a long way in establishment of peace and harmony along the Indo Myanmar Border.

Source- Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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