Imphal: In a major success, troops of Thoubal Battalion of Assam Rifles (AR) under aegis of IGAR (South), in a joint operation with Imphal East Police commandos unearthed a huge cache of weapons and ammunition from Kamiching region in Thoubal district of Manipur on Wednesday.
Based on credible intelligence regarding establishment of an arms caché in Kamiching area of Thoubal district in the run up to the forthcoming Municipal elections, a joint operation was planned and four teams were launched on Tuesday, AR said.
The joint teams carried out an exhaustive search of the area over in two days in difficult terrain. The diligent efforts led to discovery of the caché in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The caché included nine weapons of various types alongwith a large number of ammunition and warlike stores.
The weapons recovered were two 9mm BERETTA pistols, one .32mm Chinese Pistol, two .32mm country-made Pistols, one 9 mm Pistol, two SMG Carbines and one .12 bore Rifle.
Two rifle grenades (made in China) and one Lathod round were also recovered alongwith small arms ammunition of various types.
The recovered weapons, ammunition and equipment were handed over to Andro Police Station for further investigation.