PM Modi, Assam CM condemns attack on Assam Rifles in Manipur


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack on  Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur in which six including Assam Rifles Commanding Officer (CO), his wife, son and driver well as four soldiers were killed. 

Taking to Twitter PM Modi wrote, “Strongly condemn the attack on the Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur. I pay homage to those soldiers and family members who have been martyred today. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of sadness” tweeted Prime Minister.


Meanwhile, the Assam Chief Minister Dr. Sarma also tweeted, “Strongly condemn the attack on a convoy of 46 Assam Rifles in which the CO, his family and other brave soldiers were martyred in Manipur. I express my deepest condolence with the bereaved families and solidarity with the forces in their fight against terrorism”.

COL of 46 Assam rifles, Viplav Tripathi  and as many as three Quick Response Team (QRT) personnel are among the deceased.

As per reports,  People Liberation Army (PLA), a valley-based group of Manipur is behind the ambush which took place today between 10 am to 10.30 am in Sehken village along the Behiang-Myanmar border close to Myanmar.

The broad daylight ambush took place when CO Tripathi along with his family was returning from Behiang.

Tripathi went to his Behiang Coy post on November 12 to take a stalk of a civic action that the Assam Rifles had conducted in the area. 

and stayed the night, according to official reports.

On receiving information, a police team led by Superintendent of police (SP) Churachandpur, Shivanand Surve, IPS and OC Behiang rushed to the spot to conduct further investigation.

It is to be noted that this is the first time a militant group has went on to target even family members of Army personnel and as such an ambush is unprecedented in nature.

It may be mentioned that recently the security forces have seized a huge consignment of bomb making materials.

This indicates the fact that the valley-based group are extremely active in the area.

Meanwhile, state Chief Minister N.Biren Singh strongly condemned the cowardly attack.