AR ensures ‘safe release’ of four villagers abducted by insurgents

The insurgent group later placed a ransom demand for the release of the abductees from Tusom village


Troops of Assam Rifles under IGAR (South) on Wednesday ensured the “safe release” of four villagers abducted by an insurgent group in the vicinity of Border Pillars 128-129 on March 25 morning, stated a release from IGAR (South).

As per reports, the kidnapped civilians were from the border village of Tusom and were forcibly taken to Konkailon by insurgents. The insurgent group later placed a ransom demand for release of the abductees, it stated.

After four days of efforts including coordination with Myanmar Army in Somra, the four abducted persons were released and handed over to villagers on Wednesday, it added.

The release further stated that Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a ‘Walkathon’ to promote Fit India in Kakching Garrison of Assam Rifles on Thursday.

The importance of physical activities during these stressful times of COVID-19 pandemic needs no special emphasis. People of all age groups need to be active as it has multiple health benefits like boosting immune system, reducing stress and preventing weight gain.

A total of 59 families and 40 children of the garrison participated in the 2 km run aimed at promoting a fit and healthy lifestyle, it stated.

Meanwhile, Sajik Tampak Battalion rescued four road accident victims who were stuck inside the cabin of the toppled lorry near Khongtal in Chandel district, it mentioned.

A column of Assam Rifles operating along the Indo-Myanmar border was informed about the accident by locals wherein a Shaktiman lorry loaded with firewood had fallen into a deep gorge around 07:00 am on Thursday, the release stated adding that the victims were then provided emergency medical aid and shifted to the Primary Health Center, Sajik Tampak.

Meanwhile, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) celebrated Yaoshang festival with students and locals at Sawombung, Imphal East on Thursday. A total of 125 students and villagers attended the event, it added.


First Published:April 3, 2021, 8:27 a.m.

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