Guwahati, Jan 17 (IBNS): After seizing a huge cache of contraband drug worth Rs 5.78 crores on Jan 13, the Tengnoupal battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) once again proved its might and on Thursday as the battalion successfully recovered weapon of foreign origin from area near Khudengthabi in Manipur.
Assam Rifles is committed in ensuring that no weapon, contraband or illegal items enter into the state.
A top official of Assam Rifles said that, at around 3-30 pm on Thursday while carrying out area domination around area Khudengthabi - Pillar track junction - village Chalwa track, the team of Tengnoupal battalion spotted an individual carrying a bag of charcoal, who was climbing up towards the track.
"Upon seeing the security forces, the individual threw the charcoal bag and ran down towards the nallah. The entire area was sanitized and the party searched for the individual. However, he could not be located and had disappeared in the thick undergrowth of the nallah. On checking the charcoal bag a total of three weapons of foreign origin including two rifles and one pistol along with two magazines were found hidden inside the bag in disassembled condition," the official said.
The weapons were further handed over to police for further investigation.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)