“Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten”: PM On Terror Attack On Assam Rifles

Sevam, including five Assam Rifles personnel, were killed in the attack.

New Delhi:

An Assam Rifles colonel, his wife and eight-year-old son and four jawans were killed in a terror attack in Manipur’s Churachanpur on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the attack in Manipur near the border with Myanmar, saying “their sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

Col Biplab Tripathi, the commanding officer of 46 Assam Rifles, had gone to an advance camp on Saturday and was returning when his convoy was ambushed, sources said.

Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh said, “Justice will be delivered.” He said a massive search operation has been launched in the area. “Justice will be served,” he said.

State forces and paramilitary forces are already at their task to trace the terrorists, Mr Singh wrote on Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted the BJP-led government of the Modi government at the Center over the attack. He said, “Terrorist attack on army convoy in Manipur once again proves that Modi government is not capable of protecting the nation. My condolences to those killed in action and condolences to their families. Nation your sacrifices.” will remember.” A tweet in Hindi.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh called the incident a cowardly attack. “The nation has lost 5 brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members,” he tweeted.

This is the first time that civilians have died in an ambush in this remote area of ​​the district. This place is a very remote village, about 50 km from Churachandpur. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, however, the Manipur-based militant group People’s Liberation Army or PLA is believed to be behind the attack.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “The whole nation wants justice.”

The Assam Rifles, a paramilitary force, is used to maintain law and order in the Northeast. It also guards the Indo-Myanmar border in the region.

Other Congress leaders including Ashok Gehlot and Jairam Ramesh also condemned the attack and demanded action against the people behind it.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot said on Twitter, “Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on the Assam Rifles convoy at Churachandpur, Manipur, in which five brave jawans and two family members lost their lives. Salute to their martyrdom and to the bereaved families.” Express your deepest condolences.”

Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said, “This is completely shocking and deeply saddened. Hope those responsible will be brought to justice soon.”


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