AGARTALA, March 14 – Assam Rifles Director General Gen Ranbir Singh said the arms and ammunition which were recovered from Aizawl recently came from Myanmar. Talking to media after meeting with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday, the Lt General said the arms came from Myanmar side but its destination is yet to be known.
“The investigation into the arms haul has already got underway and destination of the arms consignment will be known only after completion of the investigation”, he said.
The General further said Assam Rifles jawans guarding the Indo-Myanmar border have been doing good job despite the hostile terrains. The jawans, based on specific inputs, carried out raids near Lengpui Airport and seized 35 AK series rifles and a huge quantity of ammunition. Five arms handlers were also arrested in connection with the arms haul case.
The General, who was on a two-day visit to Tripura, reviewed the security situation and deployment of Assam Rifles in the State. He commended the efforts of Assam Rifles in effectively dominating the area and keeping the anti-national elements at bay which helped in conduct of peaceful Assembly elections with a record voter turnout.
In his meeting with the Chief Minister, he apprised him of the recent measures taken by Assam Rifles not only in Tripura but also in adjoining States which will further augment the operational efficiency of the force.
While interacting with troops, he reiterated the need to remain vigilant and conduct proactive operations to completely weed out the insurgents from the State.