Army and Police Recover Arms and Ammunition in Manipur

Army and Police Recover Arms and Ammunition in Manipur

Manipur Manipur

Imphal, August 16, 2019

A joint team of the Indian security forces and Manipur police launched an operation at a hideout of the insurgent in Noneh district of Manipur and claimed to have recovered a huge quantity of warlike stores including arms and ammunition.

The recovery was made from an area of Thanagong village in Noneh district when the combined team launched the operation as a part of sanitization of critical areas in Khoupum Valley in the eastern part of Manipur.

It was launched by the Indian Army troops under the aegis of the Red Shield Division along with Police personnel of the Bishnupur district in the area of Thanagong village in Noney district of the state on Wednesday.

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During the search operation, the arms and ammunition were found hidden inside the rice sacks stored in a Community Hall of the village.

The recoveries included two assault Rifle of AK-47 and AK-56 series with 250 live rounds, one HK-33 Assault Rifle, one Lathode Grenade Launcher with 20 live grenades and other assorted ammunition of different calibers.

The recovered weapons and ammunition have been handed over to Police station Bishnupur for further disposal.

This successful operation by the security forces has dealt a huge blow to the nefarious designs of the insurgents in the region, police personnel who joined the operations said here on Friday.

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