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Over 250kg IED recovered along Indo-Myanmar border of election-bound Manipur

Assam Rifles had on Monday recovered about 243 numbers of improvised explosive device from the Indo-Myanmar border at Moreh in Manipur that is gearing up for its Assembly elections in 2022.

According to a media intimidation by the 43rd Assam Rifles that is deputed at Moreh, a border town along the 398 km long international border in the state, it has recovered around a quarter tonne of different variants of explosives.

It said that about 197 numbers of IED weighing between 250gm and 500gm has been recovered, while 33 numbers of 3 kg weighing, four 4 kg weighing, and nine 5 kg weighing explosives were recovered.

“A cortex wire, that is often used to connect the explosives have been recovered along with two 12 volt batteries to charge those,” said a media intimidation from the Moreh battalion of Assam Rifles.

“While carrying out an area domination patrol along the borders, the alert troops detected well concealed boxes hidden inside thick foliage,” said the battalion on how it recovered the explosives.

The recovered explosives were handed over to Moreh Police Station for further necessary legal action.

According to sources, the recovery of the explosives may point towards plans of conducting offences during the elections in the volatile state, Manipur.

Earlier, the state government and the Chief Minister had asked the licensed gun owners to submit their arms ahead of the elections.

The current term of Manipur government will end on February next year.

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