Assam Rifles strongly refuted the allegations published by local media houses on Monday of supporting Kuki miscreants in Kadangband region.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Assam Rifles stated that the troops of Assam Rifles have been deployed at NSU and Munli village in the foothills of these areas, namely Kadangband, Koutruk, Senjam Chirang and Kanto Sabal to create a buffer zone between village defence volunteers on hilltop and the village Meitei defence volunteers.
Creation of buffer zone by Assam Rifles has ensured no occurrence of any major firing incident since July 12, 2023, it stated. The farmers of both communities have a sense of security and have started farming in this area, it mentioned.
It further stated that the Assam Rifles along with CAPF and Police have been carrying out destruction of bunkers manned by armed miscreants regardless of the community they belong to.
Till date, a total of 37 bunkers have been destroyed by the joint team of Assam Rifles, CAPF and Police which includes 15 bunkers of Meitei miscreants and 22 bunkers of Kuki miscreants in the area of responsibility of 22 Assam Rifles, it stated.
The Assam Rifles is deeply concerned over the allegations of village defence volunteers and various media houses regarding Kuki miscreants being supported by Assam Rifles, it added.