Imphal: Chandel battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of betel nuts near New Songyang village in Chandel district on Monday.
During border domination operation, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted two vehicles near New Songyang village. On checking of the vehicles, betel nuts worth Rs 85.8 lakh were recovered, the Assam Rifles said.
The seized contraband and three smugglers were handed over to Chandel Police station for further legal action.
Assam Rifles battalions of Churachandpur Sector under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted security coordination meets at viĺages of Churachandpur and Bishnupur districts on 31 August.
The security forum was attended by village headmen, Youth Club members and residents of village. During the meet, locals were sensitised and updated on current security situation existing in the area and measures being taken by Assam Rifles in maintaining peace and tranquility in the area.
Interaction was also carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken by locals in synergy with Assam Rifles for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area specially extortion, smuggling.
The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same.
Assistance to orphan home
Tengnoupal Battalion under aegis of IGAR(South) extended assistance to JJ Children’s Home Moreh on Tuesday.
In order to assist the home to tide over the lockdown induced difficulties, ration and essential commodities were provided to the children. The children were also educated about Covid-19 protocols like maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks and regular washing of hands to safeguard themselves.
The orphanage home administrators expressed ‘heartfelt’ gratitude and appreciated the endeavour of Assam Rifles.