Aina battalion under the Churachandpur sector Assam rifles , conducted a successful operation in the Thanlon Sub-division (Pherzawl District), vill Khonjang khoppi, on 11th & 12 May 2018, in which 03 ( Three) hardcore cadres of UTLA ( UNITED TRIBAL LIBERATION ARMY) who were involved in several nefarious activities were apprehended.
A Large quantity of Arms, Ammunition, Explosives and Communication equipments were seized, which was deliberately hidden under the basement of a house. The apprehended insurgents and recoveries were haded over to Police station Churachandpur.
These cadres were harassing and extorting the local population for a very long time. The huge recovery of weapons, ammunitions and the equipment also indicates the likelihood of some kind of Subversive activity planned against the security forces by the apprehended Insurgents.
The successful conduct of the operation by Aina Battalion of Assam Rifles relieved the local population from the aggressive pressure of intimidation and extortion by these insurgents. The locals expressed their thankfulness and gratitude for the dedicated and the relentless efforts of the Aina Battalion and thereby proving Assam Rifles to be the “True friends of the hill people.”