Assam Rifles : Superior Viplav Tripathi, joined by his better half and 9-year-old child, was getting back to his base from the Behiang organization post when their caravan was trapped by aggressors.
The chief of 46 Assam Rifles, his two relatives and four jawans were killed after their caravan went under substantial assault by aggressors in Churachandpur area of Manipur on Saturday.
Sources said the episode happened at around 10 am close to S Sehken town under Behiang police headquarters, which is found near column number 43 on the India-Myanmar line.
Chief Viplav Tripathi, joined by his better half and 9-year-old child, was allegedly getting back to his base from the Behiang organization post when their escort was trapped.
While no gathering has authoritatively guaranteed liability regarding the assault till now, unsubstantiated reports said that the banished outfit Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur might be behind it.
Behiang town is arranged close to the India-Myanmar line, around 122 km from Imphal. Because of its essential significance, the state government has been thinking about plans to foster the spot as the second exchange hallway to South-East Asian nations after Moreh town.
Protection Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, The apprehensive assault on an Assam Rifles escort in Churachandpur, Manipur is very agonizing and condemnable. The country has lost 5 courageous troopers including CO 46 AR and two relatives. My sympathies to the dispossessed families. The culprits will be dealt with soon.
Additionally censuring the assault, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted, Strongly denounce the weak assault on a guard of 46 AR which has apparently killed not many work force including the CO and his family at CCpur today. The State powers and Para military are now on their responsibility to find the aggressors. The culprits will be dealt with.