Itanagar, May 28 : Security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives from Miao Bum Reserve Forest in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a Defence spokesman said on Thursday. Based on a specific intelligence input regarding presence of armed NSCN(IM) cadres, the troops of Indian Army along with Arunachal Pradesh police launched the operation in the forested area, Lt Col P Khongsai said.
The items recovered on Wednesday included one AK-56 Rifle with three magazines and 115 live rounds of ammunition, one .22 pistol with a magazine and three live rounds of ammunition, one under barrel grenade launcher, one hand grenade, one kilogram of explosives and other war like stores, the Defence PRO said. The recovered items have been handed over to Changlang police for further investigations, the spokesman added. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a tweet wrote, "Kudos to Indian Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police for recovering a cache of arms, ammunition, explosives in a joint operation from NSCN (IM) hideout in Miao Bum RF in Changlang district. This has dealt a blow to the nefarious designs of proscribed group operating in the region. Bravo!" (UNI)