From Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI : The Assam Rifles have further stepped up vigil on the Indo-Myanmar border following the coup in Myanmar. The entry point of all roads coming from Myanmar to India has been sealed. The assam rifle is responsible for the myanmar citizens not entering India illegally.
In fact, India and Myanmar have a 1600 km international border, which borders four states of the country. Therefore, the responsibility of Assam Rifle has increased further. At the same time, the movement of militants is also being closely monitored. There are a total of 72 border pillars between India and Myanmar, out of which 32 are in Mizoram. Assam Rifle jawans patrol their border through dense forests and rivers every season to prevent any infiltration along the border.
At present, five terrorists have been arrested with arms and ammunition from the border village of Lavangalai district of Myanmar in a joint operation by Assam Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police. This information was given by the police. Additional Superintendent of Police C Lalruatkima said the infiltrators were caught on suspicion of being cadres of armed outfit Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) in Myanmar and were nabbed from Kakichua village in Lavangatlai district of southern Mizoram bordering India and Myanmar. He said security personnel have recovered a 9 mm pistol, one point 38 revolver, 55 rounds of bullets and four live grenades from the possession of ALA cadres. The Additional Superintendent of Police said the extremists were produced before the district court in Lavangalai and charged under various sections of the Arms Act and the Foreigners Act. The court remanded him to police custody for further questioning by security officials.