Guwahati, January 7: While Republic Day is on the corner nation is all geared up, braced up to celebrate ensuring all security. One of the banned outfit named ‘United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I)’ was lambasted insurgent activities after security forces belonging to Assam Rifles Jairampur Battalion busted the hideout temporary camp in South Arunachal Pradesh.
Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, based on intelligence input, Assam Rifles' Jairampur battalion of security forces under the aegis of DAO division had launched the operation in Namdapha Reserve Forest area in Arunachal Pradesh and busted a temporary hideout of the banned outfit.
“The operation was launched based on specific intelligence about the presence of militants trying to terrorize and attempting extortion in Miao circle. The Jairampur battalion swiftly launched an operation and surrounded the temporary hideout and in subsequent search recovered blank extortion notes, opium and other administrative stores from the area. The militants had been using the hideout as the place of transit and had been terrorizing and carrying out extortion from villagers of Miao circle,” Colonel Konwer said.
“Close on the heels of the 68th Republic Day, security Forces continue to maintain a very high vigil ensuring peace and tranquillity. Security forces have been carrying out aggressive operations in South Arunachal Pradesh and this action has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area,” the Defence PRO added.