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Mizoram: Security forces recover large quantity of tactical stores near Niawthlang village

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AIZAWL-  In a major successful operation against anti-national activities, Lunglei Battalion of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) under Spear Corps recovered a huge cache of tactical and war like stores near Niawthlang village of Siaha district in Mizoram on 21 September 2022.

An Operation was launched by troops of Lunglei Battalion alongwith Police representatives from Siaha Police Station based on specific information on 21 Sep 2022.

The team had specific information about movement of tactical and war like stores for insurgents based in Myanmar in two Sumo vehicles. The Joint team utilized the cover of darkness and mental ingenuity to intercept the said vehicles and carried out search leading to the recovery. The stores recovered were of military grade and hence the same being used for anti-national activities against own people, by insurgents based in Myanmar, cannot be ruled out.

The recoveries include radio sets, tactical vests, tactical gloves, air gun, air gun pellets, combat uniform and boots worth Rs Fifteen Lakh ninety two thousand nine hundred fifty. Five Myanmar nationals and two Indian nationals were also apprehended.

The detained personal & seized items have been handed over to Siaha Police station on 21 Sep 2022 for further investigation & legal proceedings, stated a press release by
Lt Col A S Walia, PRO Defence.

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