Updated December 27th, 2023 at 22:56 IST
Ammunition, war-like supplies recovered in Manipur's Thoubal
Ammunition, war-like supplies recovered in two sites in the Thoubal district on Wednesday during a joint search operation by the Assam Rifles & police.
Ammunition and war-like supplies were found in two sites in the Thoubal district of Manipur on Wednesday during a joint search operation by the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police.
"Acting on specific intelligence of the presence of arms and ammunition in the general area of Kiyamgei and Leiphrakpam in Thoubal district of Manipur, joint teams of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched a joint search operation on December 27 and recovered ammunition and war-like stores," as per a Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) press release.
According to the statement, the forces retrieved two radio sets, one tube launcher, twelve rounds of 9 mm ammunition, one no. 36 hand grenade, one stun grenade, and one smoke grenade during the joint operation.
An official release stated that on December 23, Assam Rifles and Manipur police conducted a joint search operation that resulted in the recovery of weapons and ammunition in the Kouburu Ridge area of Noney district.
On December 23, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police jointly conducted a search operation after receiving information regarding the presence of weapons and ammunition in the Kouburu Ridge area of the Noney district.
According to the press release, a thorough coordinated search of the surrounding area produced one AK-56 rifle, one single-barrel gun, ammo, six grenades, and warlike supplies.
The Manipur administration was asked by the Supreme Court earlier this month to provide the court-appointed committee with specifics of the actions it had taken to rebuild the sites of worship that had been damaged during the ethnic violence.
The violence involving the Kuki and Meitei communities erupted after a rally by the All Tribal Students Union of Manipur (ATSUM) on May 3.
With the violence and rioting persisting and many lives lost, the Centre had to deploy paramilitary forces to restore peace. (With inputs from ANI)
Published December 27th, 2023 at 22:56 IST