• Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

ACTIVE INSURGENT KILLED IN AN OPERATION LAUNCHED BY ASSAM RIFLES IN CHOTO BEKRA OF JIRIBAM DISTRICT, MANIPUR

 On 31 Mar 2023, Assam Rifles Battalion of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles East received an input of presence of armed insurgents engaged in extortion activities in General Area village Chotobekra of Jiribam district.

 On envisaging the threat of life to the locals  by these insurgents, Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles East launched a team to apprehend the insurgents. On reaching the general area it was noticed that some armed insurgents were attempting to escape from the area towards Sailkulphai.

On being pursued by the troops of Assam Rifles, one of the insurgent opened fire. The team led by Officer challenged the insurgent to stop fire and surrender, however the insurgent did not heed to the call. In retaliation to unprovoked fire,  troops opened fire in self defense & one insurgent was eliminated. Security forces recovered One 7.62mm AK rifle alongwith 26 rounds of ammunition.

This active and quick action by Assam Rifles saved  innocent lives of locals which would have been endangered by the insurgents.

Source: Indian Army
Report-Pratyusha Mukherjee

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