Thirty-nine active cadres of Aadivasi People's Liberation Army (APLA) laid down a total of 31 weapons, including three AK series rifles, 19 pistols, five other rifles, two grenades, and assorted live ammunition on Friday before the Assam Rifles in Assam.
They have chosen a path of peace and prosperity under operation Samarpan, the PRO (Defence), Kohima & Imphal stated in a release.
Intending to promote peace and harmony in the region, the Security Forces of Spear Corps have always endeavoured to mainstream the misguided youth who have taken up the path of insurgency. Towards this, Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(North) and Spear Corps, in conjunction with Assam Police, through their relentless efforts have successfully pursued the homecoming of 39 cadres, the PRO stated.
Assam Rifles compliment the youth for this decision and impress upon all those who have chosen the wrong path to return to the mainstream and live a happy and peaceful life.
Families of the surrendered cadres expressed their gratitude to the Security Forces for bringing their loved ones back to the family safely, the release added.