Perpetrators of Chandel blast nabbed

Pothashang News Service

Imphal, November 20: Security forces have nabbed two individuals who executed the IED blast in Chandel district on November 13 that killed two Assam Rifles Jawans and injured six others.

Revolutionary People’s Front, RFP had claimed that its army People’s Liberation Army, PLA responsible for the attack.  The outfit attacked a foot patrol of the Assam Rifles at Mahamani village in by exploding a powerful improvised explosive device in the said morning.

A press statement released by the PRO of the IGAR (SOUTH) said concerted efforts of Assam Rifles and Chandel Police, with the support of Civil Society Organisations and community leaders of Chandel, resulted in apprehension of the two perpetrators of dastardly IED blast.

The heinous act for which the responsibility was claimed by the proscribed insurgent group-PLA/RPF, resulted in utter shock and anguish in the residents of the area. Their emotions manifested in form of a series of sit in protests and peace rallies by various Civil Society Organisations since November 13 itself, said the statement.

The two individuals who executed the blast have been nabbed and are presently in police custody. Both have confessed to their crime. Items used to execute the said action have also been seized, it added.

The incident has once again highlighted the exploitation of unsuspecting financially poor persons by various insurgent groups, PLA in this case, to vitiate the environment of peace and progress in the region. Luring financially weak or unemployed persons to undertake antinational violent activities by ruse of money is sheer exploitation and highly deplorable.

Sinister designs of the insurgents to vitiate the peaceful environment in the society and create a rift between Security Forces and the local populace will not be allowed to succeed and perpetrators of such heinous crimes will not be spared.

Assam Rifles and other security agencies remain committed to ensure peace and stability in the region. In fact, the incident has further strengthened the ties and cooperation between Assam Rifles and the local populace, they coming out stronger together to defeat the nefarious and evil designs of anti-national elements. Said the statement.

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