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AR recovers huge cache of arms in Mon, 1 person caught


DIMAPUR, APRIL 29: Assam Rifles on Monday caught one person and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition comprising 11 mortar tubes (81mm), 4 tubes (106mm) 10 pistols, 198 hand held radio sets, one satellite phone, one Kenbo bike, one vehicle “and other war-like stores” from a place close to the Indo-Myanmar border in Mon District.
A press release issued by Defence PRO informed that the search operation was launched early morning.
“Recovery of these heavy-calibre, military-grade weapons close to the border area is a major success for the border sealing operation underway by Assam Rifles. The recovery is also a major blow to the nefarious designs of inimical elements trying to disturb the peace in the region.
“The recovery of military-grade weapons and nearly 200 hand held radio sets indicate the ill intentions and extent of damage that could have been caused by these weapons”, it stated.
The apprehended individual and the recovered items have been handed over to the Nagaland Police, it was informed.
Alert troops of Assam Rifles have successfully thwarted the plans of unlawful elements from creating a serious security situation from the perspective of national security, it added.
(Page News Service)