Assam Rifles seized Rs 1,600cr illegally traded goods in NE since 2020

Assam Rifles is committed to work with all central and state agencies to combat illegal trade and smuggling in Northeast India, said Director General Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair

Guwahati: The Assam Rifles has seized over Rs 1,600 crore worth of illegally traded goods in the Northeast region from Myanmar since 2020, the chief of the paramilitary force said.

Such unlawful trade is alarming and detrimental to national development and India’s Act East Policy, Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair said at an event organised by industry chamber FICCI.

He said the force is committed to work with all central and state agencies to combat illegal trade and smuggling in the region.

“The Assam Rifles in the year 2020 seized Rs 857 crore of illegally traded goods and around Rs 746 crore in 2021,” Nair said.

“The force has been at the helm of affairs to counter illegal trade along the 1,643-km porous and unfenced India-Myanmar border. The whole region is of great importance from an economic and strategic point of view,” he said.

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Former Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, Deep Chand, said illicit trade across the borders is impacting the social fabric of nations, and India in particular, is a victim of large-scale smuggling.

The proceeds from the illegal trade are increasingly becoming the main source of terror funding, said Anil Rajput, chairman of FICCI’s Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE).

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Assam Rifles seizes tortoises, reptiles, in Mizoram

Aizawl, Feb 19  The Assam Rifles has seized some

tortoises, reptiles, exotic seeds and apprehended one person in Mizoram's Champhai district, a statement issued by the paramilitary force said.

A joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department seized 29 leopard tortoises, 38 red-footed tortoises, 17 yellow, orange, green iguana, 3 bearded dragon, 3 albino iguana, exotic seeds and fertilizer in general area of Friendship Bridge along the Tyao River of the district on Thursday, it said.

The apprehended person along with the seized items was handed over to Customs Department for further legal proceedings, the statement said. PTI

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Assam Rifles organizes lecture on COVID-19, Pers Hygiene and Sanitation

The Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) organized a Lecture on COVID-19, Pers Hygiene and Sanitation at Vill New Kaiphundai, Tamenglong District in Manipur on 15 February 2021.

The Interaction encompassed the ongoing situation in Area, recent Govt projects for vaccination, guidelines and measures to fight against COVID-19. The villagers were briefed about upcoming development projects by Assam Rifles.

60 Villagers from Vill New Kaiphundai joined the interactive session and took a pledge to follow COVID-19 precautions.

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Assam Rifles organises medical camp in Cachar District

Kadamtala Batallion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) organized a medical camp at Village Lakhichara (Riang Basti)District- Cachar(Assam) on 6 February 2021.

Medical Team from Assam Rifles 1 x RMO and 1 x GDMO along with Med team attended the patients, diagnosed their problems and provided requisite medicines. 348 villagers from nearby villages benefitted from the medical camp.

The villagers expressed their gratitude to the Assam Rifles for providing medical treatment to the remote village which lacks basic health care infrastructure.

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Assam Rifles Organizes Awareness Drive on COVID-19

The Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) organized an awareness drive on covid-19 precautions & Govt of India guidelines in Villages Ramgaijang, Namdailong, Alubhaja, Lakhichara and Diglangmukh in Cachar district of Assam on 04 January 2021.

The latest policies of the Government along with precautionary measures that are to be adopted and benefits of social distancing was told to the locals. The efforts of the battalion were well received and appreciated by all.

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Assam Rifles hands over Water Storage Tank to village authorities in Manipur

The Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of  Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) constructed and handed over a Water Storage Tank to village authorities at Village New Kaiphundai, District - Tamenglong, Manipur on 28 December 2020.

The village of New Kaiphundai is remotely located in a mountainous area and faces acute water scarcity throughout the year due to limited water in the seasonal streams. The Kadamtala Battalion constructed a water storage tank for villagers of New Kaiphundai village. The water tank will alleviate the water problem of the local villages and improve their quality of life.

The contribution of the Battalion has been greatly appreciated by the villagers and they expressed their commitment towards establishing peace and development in the region.

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Arms Dealer Apprehended By Assam Rifles in Manipur

In an intelligence-based operation on 16 December, Assam Rifles apprehended an arms dealer from Tuining village in Churachandpur District (Manipur) & recovered one Lathode Grenade launcher.

The Apprehended person & recovered item has been handed over to Police.

Smuggled Goods Recovered In Mizoram & Tripura

In another operation, Assam Rifles recovered 11.5 Tons of illegal Areca Nuts worth approx Rs 33 Lakhs in Champhai District (Mizoram) & 35 Kg Dry Ganja worth approx Rs 3.5 Lakhs from Sepahaijhala District (Tripura). Carriers/ drug peddlers along with seized items were handed over to the concerned authority.

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Assam Rifles Apprehends NSCN(U) Cadre In Manipur

Shillong: A successful intelligence-based operation by Assam Rifles troops in Manipur on 07 Dec resulted in the apprehension of an active cadre of NSCN(U) faction from NHPC Campus, Bishnupur district.

The apprehended cadre was handed over to Police.

Further investigations are on.

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Massive Recoveries Worth Rs 165 Crores By Assam Rifles In Manipur

Shillong: Intelligence-based operation by Assam Rifles along with Police & Narcotics Control Bureau in Manipur at two locations of the border town of Moreh led to the recovery of huge quantity of smuggled items including narcotics and weapons.

All the smuggled items have been seized, informed Assam Rifles.

The smuggled items contains (𝗪𝗜𝗬 𝗧𝗮𝗯𝘀, 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿, 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗹 𝗛𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗵𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀, 𝗕𝘂𝘀 𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗵𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝘀, 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀, 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱, 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗹𝘀, 𝗚𝗲𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀, 7.65mm 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗻, 7.65mm 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗹 , 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 & 𝗺𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀) worth over Rs 165 Crores.

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Assam Rifles Jawan Killed in NSCN (IM) Ambush in Arunachal

An Assam Rifles jawan was martyred when a group of NSCN (IM) attacked a patrolling party of the forces at Tirap district on Wednesday morning, Army sources informed.

The personnel of the Sixth Assam Rifles were on routine patrolling duty, when the group of the rebel outfit opened fire near Sanliam Village, under Lazu circle of the district at around 7.30 AM.

The identity of the deceased jawan has not been disclosed yet.

The security personnel also retaliated and in the ambush the Assam Rifles jawan was martyred when a group of NSCN (IM) attacked a patrolling party of the forces at Tirap district on Wednesday morning, Army sources informed. battle the jawan achieved martyrdom, the sources adding details are awaited.

Security forces have launched a massive search operation to nab the ultras who escaped under thick foliage, the sources added.