Assam rifles apprehend 3 Ulfa (I) cadres in Tirap district

Assam rifles apprehend 3 Ulfa (I) cadres in Tirap district

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Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Indian Army in an operation apprehended three cadres of ULFA(I) near Chasa village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh on June 14.

Based on a specific input regarding infiltration attempt by ULFA(I) cadres into Indian territory, the troops launched a search operation in the area. During the operation, three insurgents belonging to the proscribed group were apprehended. The apprehended cadres have been identified as SS Sgt Maj Rajesh Lohan, SS Sgt Dokhotiya and SS Cpl Raju Morang Babul. The troops also recovered two foreign-made Point 32mm Pistols, three magazines, 39 live rounds of ammunition and three pairs of ULFA(I) formation signs during the operation. It is suspected that the cadres were on the lookout to reach areas of Upper Assam for carrying out subversive activities.

The apprehended individuals along with recovered stores have been handed over to Khonsa Police Station for further investigations.


The troops of the Indian Army along with the Assam Police, 210 Cobra Battalion, and 6 Battalion SSB unearthed a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the Chirang district. The recovery was made deep inside Chirang Reserve Forest.

Also read: Assam: Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered by Army

A joint operation was launched based on information regarding the presence of illegal arms and ammunition in the forested area of Lal Pathar. After a toiling search of 12 days which involved deep search metal detectors, a suspected spot was located. On digging by Army and Police personal a hidden cache of arms and ammunition was found. The cache included large amount of Fire Arms, Ammunition, Grenades, and RPG bombs.

The local police, after making the recovery, stated that efforts are on to maintaining peace and tranquility in the region. The recovered cache could be used to create unrest & tensions in the BTR region of Assam which is on the path towards peace & harmony. This is the second major success of Army & Police in unearthing huge amounts of arms & ammunition in the district. The success of the operation will go a long way in preventing any major Anti National activity by militant organisations. This will ensure promoting peace & maintaining law and order in the BTR.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 15, 2020