TODAY -

Army recovers 100 kgs explosives
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 07 2013: Close on the heels of the visit by Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Sahni to Behiang on March 5, where four UNLF cadres were gunned down by troops of 39 Assam Rifles on January 21, a specific intelligence based operations was planned by 27 Sector pro-actively operating under Red Shield Division, informed a PIB (DW) release.

The Sector tasted yet another success by recovering 100 kg of explosives (ammonium nitrate) which otherwise would have killed hundreds of innocent people in various areas of India where this dangerous consignment was intended to be transported, said the statement.

On the night of March 5-6, a civil Tata truck (MN02A 6204) coming from Aizawl was speeding towards Thinghat when it stopped just 500 metres short of a mobile vehicle check point established by troops of 38 Assam Rifles.

A person alighted from the vehicle and came ahead to reconnoiter the check post.

When challenged by the alert sentry of the check post, he started running towards the vehicle.

In the meantime, the driver of the suspected vehicle tried to reverse and get away in the melee.



Army troops with recovered explosives
Army troops with recovered explosives


Asst Commandant Irom Singh, the Commander on the spot, by his sheer presence of mind, effectively blocked the exit of the escaping vehicle by putting his vehicle in the front, further detailed the release while conveying that the civil vehicle was searched and 100 kg of explosive (ammonium nitrate), three pistols with live ammunition, 1290 detonators, 200 m of safely fuse opium and a photo of the driver with AK 47 were recovered from the vehicle.

All this was hidden under freshly cut wooden logs.

The arrested persons have been identified as H Vantal Biak, s/o Nemboi Hianglom of Churachandpur and Thangzalunmang of Champhai (Mizoram).

Preliminary investigation has revealed that this dangerous consignment started from Aizawl and was heading for Thinghat where it was to be handed over to some valley based insurgents groups.

Normally, one kg of ammonium nitrate is used to carry out one effective blast to cause fatal casualties to about 20 persons.

Going by this figure, this important recovery of 100 kg of explosives has saved thousands of lives of innocent citizens.

On February 26 also 1/11 GR had successfully detected an IED planted by UGs and thus saved many lives of villagers of Torbung and S Kotlian, the release recounted.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO!
  • Conference: Advances in Cancer Biology
  • Bhootki Thoujal :: Funga Wari
  • Challenges before the student community
  • Rajkumar Manisana: Veteran Sportsperson
  • Traveling Players sets foot in Manipur
  • Sangai: CCpur Culturals #1: Gallery
  • Sangai: Thougal Jagoi: Gallery
  • Opportunity in Private Sectors Banks
  • Pulse Pundit: AC/DC tribute band: Gallery
  • Pulse Pundit to perform at 'Hornbill'
  • Hornbill Music Festival: Event Schedule
  • Nehgipnao presented a paper in Thailand
  • NPF hopeful of early solution
  • Need for quality works at remote areas
  • Sparring between patient parties & doctors
  • Making clothes of the Zeliangrong #3
  • Dam construction & its impacts
  • Alfresco Expedition @Ukhrul #1: Gallery
  • Polo International #2: Gallery
  • Haolenphai protest @Delhi: Gallery
  • Mama Caroli #2 :: Story
  • Govt should not regularise Part Time
  • Seminar on Rani Gaidinliu at Guwahati
  • Sangai: Tamenglong Culturals #1: Gallery
  • Tribals against govt's smart city plan
  • The impunity of AFSPA
  • Presence of NE filmmakers at IFFI
  • Nagas pin hopes on Modi govt: Zhimomi
  • Attack On Cops & Media
  • Incongruence between law and law-makers
  • What had happened to Manipur #8
  • Peace, women & development: An overview
  • Unknown She : Poem
  • Sangai: Culturals from Senapati #1: Gallery
  • Sangai Fest: Hiyang Tanaba : Gallery
  • Indian PMs lack wisdom on Naga issue
  • Fireball 2014 @Guwahati: Gallery
  • Fireball 2014 leaves Guwahati enthralled
  • Solidarity to Sharmila's fast #1: Gallery
  • Gaidinliu's role in freedom struggle recalled
  • Modi Govt & AFSPA
  • Modi at the Sangai Festival
  • Alfresco Expedition at Kangkhui, Ukhrul
  • Landscape of Dzuko Valley #2: Gallery
  • Tamenglong #23: Wallpaper Download
  • Mother's womb : Poem
  • Leikai Gi Wakat: Outlet for the voiceless
  • New Atmosphere But Old Habits In Manipur
  • Sangai Fest: Maring Lhousha: Gallery
  • Sangai Fest: Thang Ta: Gallery
  • Student bodies condemn series of attack
  • Longest railway tunnel in Manipur
  • Why not 'Kedana Phajabi Imphal'?
  • Living up to the name of a tourism festival
  • Scientific Principles of Yumjao (House)
  • Sangai Fest: Myanmar Show: Gallery
  • Poireihal, Rainao, Tonshimwon : eMing
  • When 'living' equals 'merely breathing'
  • Sharmila @Lamphel Court: Gallery
  • Polo International #1: Gallery
  • Sangai Fest kicked off #2: Gallery
  • Jobs @SKY Hospital, Imphal
  • Laibak Asuk Thigani :: e-pao Radio
  • Milestones Of Manipuri Film :: eRang
  • Manipur's declining infant mortality rate
  • Manipur Polo at Sangai Festival
  • Program: Manipur Sangai Festival 2014
  • Myanmar @ImphalAirport: Gallery
  • Sangai Fest Preparation: Gallery
  • Ethical Fashion Event #3: Gallery
  • Jobs @HASKEM, Singapore
  • Imphal City at night: Gallery
  • What had happened to Manipur #7
  • Moreh Market, Moreh: Gallery
  • Purum Likli Culturals #2: Gallery
  • ILP: Student-Police Clash #2: Gallery
  • ILP: Student-Police Clash #1: Gallery
  • Dih kasiam lam Rongmei :: Ooba
  • Miss Kut (Night) #5: Gallery
  • Jiri town & market: Gallery
  • Soma Laishram #4 :: eRang Photo
  • NE Riders' Meet #3: Gallery
  • Sharmila @Imphal East Court: Gallery
  • Chairman's Sports Award from NE
  • Yumnam Sanathoi (Wushu) #3: Gallery
  • Laifadibigi Bor : Funga Wari
  • Amukta Ani (Scenes) #3 :: eRang
  • Old Documentary :: eRang Classic
  • Downloadable Manipuri Calendar : 2015
  • eMing 2.0 - Baby Names :: New release