Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 8, 2018: In what can be termed as a major blow to the nefarious activities of the insurgent groups, 26 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) in a joint operation with Thoubal Commandos nabbed a hardcore Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert of the People Liberation Army (PLA), a banned insurgent outfit.
The individual was apprehended while he was trying to link up with an IED courier who was smuggling the explosive consignment from Myanmar through Kamjong District. The individual is a hardcore cadre who has been serving with the outlawed organisation in 2002 and is a close aide of many top self styled military commanders of the proscribed group.
As per the apprehended individual the IED was to be utilised for targeting the security forces. He has also confessed to his involvement in preparing of IEDs in four earlier instances of targeting the security forces in the past, said a press statement released by IGAR (S).