Assam Rifles to flush out militants in Moreh

Manipur Unrest: 200 more AR personnel arrive in Moreh, search operations still on

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 4 Nov 2023, 11:28 pm

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The Assam Rifles has launched an offensive in Moreh to flush out militants especially infiltrators from Myanmar, according to Indian Aerospace Defence News (IADN).

In a tweet by IADN, 200 additional Assam Rifles personnel were airlifted to Moreh after the recent attacks that killed a senior police officer.

The Assam Rifles in the Northeast is tasked with the twin duties of guarding the Indo-Myanmar border and counter-insurgency operations.

A combined force of Special Commando, CDO Moreh, Moreh Police, 5th IRB, BSF and AR began search operations in and around Moreh town on November 1 after the killing Moreh SDPO Ch Anand.


In cordon and search operations at three villages in Moreh on Thursday, the SoO designated camps of UKLF and KNA were found empty and abandoned.

The combined police and security team destroyed a Kuki militant shelter, seized arms and vehicles during search operations within Moreh Sub-Division, Tengnoupal district.

On Tuesday, a reinforcement team of state forces were ambushed on the Moreh highway at Sinam village in which three commandos were injured.

Security forces conducted search operations at different places of Moreh on Friday.
A combined team of special CDO, Moreh CDO, 5 IRB, Thoubal CDO and Kakching CDO launch a search operation at Moreh Muslim Basti, Nepali Basti, Gate No 2 and surrounding areas of Moreh Sunrise ground from 4 am till 9 am.

The team conducted a house to house search operation but no persons were detained during the search.

The combined team also carried out search operations at Chikim veng, Canan Veng and Chavangphai villages adjacent to Moreh town.


During the search the team recovered one pair of dark green combat uniform, one pair of green jungle boots, one pair of leather boots black in colour, one green tactical belt from an abandoned house at Canan Veng.

No arrests or seizure was made during the search which started from 3 pm and concluded at 6.30 pm.

Meanwhile, a special CDO along with the IO of the case conducted a search at Eastern Shine ground and surrounding areas and adjacent houses at around 2 pm where SDPO Moreh Chingtham Anand was shot dead on the morning of October 31.

The spot from where targeting was made was properly searched and checked.

Meanwhile, as the search operations in Moreh, two alleged Kuki militants who crossed the border and fled were reportedly killed and two captured alive by the Myanmar army at a place near the Namphalong market, Myanmar on Friday at around 9 am, according to sources.
Namphalong is just across Moreh gate number two at the Indo-Myanmar border.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Kuki civilians including women and children who gathered near the Assam Rifles camps to seek shelter on Thursday, following the search operations by a combined team of state and central forces in Moreh sub-division, were refused entry by AR authorities.
Mention may be made that out of 44 individuals detained by forces on Wednesday during search operations a total of 32 turned out to be Myanmarese citizens.


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