IMPHAL | Oct 10 : In two separate operations over a period of two days, battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended two sympathisers of proscribed UG groups, said a release from IGAR (South).
Thoubal Battalion and Tulihal Battalion in a joint operation with Thoubal district commandos apprehended a sympathiser of PREPAK (Pro) from the general area of Khangabok on October 9. The individual was working as a sympathiser of the proscribed group PREPAK (Pro) since March 2010, it said.
In another operation, Keithelmanbi Battalion along with Bishnupur district commandos apprehended a suspected cadre of the proscribed group UNLF from the general area of Utlou Bazar. The individual was working as a sympathiser of the proscribed group UNLF since 2005.
Both the apprehended individuals have been handed over to police authorities for further legal actions, it added.
Meanwhile, Nambol Company Operating Base of Tulihal Battalion under the aegis of HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles, IGAR (South) conducted a ‘Security Meet’ at Nambol on October 10.
The event witnessed the attendance of 44 persons including pradhans, student leaders, ex- servicemen, meira paibis organisation members and shopkeepers from Nambol assembly constituency.
During the security meet, security aspects and necessary measures to be undertaken by locals in synergy with Assam Rifles as well as the requirement for keeping a strict vigil in the area with special emphasis on likely IED threats was highlighted, it said.
Another press release from IGAR (South) stated that Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles conducted a Medical camp at Kharasom village, Ukhrul district on October 10.
Several residents from the remote villages of Kharasom Lazo and New Kharasom also participated in the medical camp during which doctors attended to the ailments and medical complaints of over 200 patients and also provided requisite medicines.
The medical camp was followed by a lecture and interaction programme with the villagers on the topics of 'Nutrition Awareness' and ‘Dangers of Drug Abuse', the release added.
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