Imphal: Security forces along with Manipur police launched major combing operations across the state and also recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition on Saturday.
Conducted under the surveillance cover of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Quadcopters, the operations have so far resulted in the recovery of 40 weapons (mostly automatics), mortars, ammunition & other warlike stores.
During the conduct of these operations, adequate measures were undertaken to ensure that the locals are not harassed and personal safety and security is maintained, said a statement by PRO Defence, adding that as part of a joint strategy for recovery of snatched weapons, these operations are significant for restoring peace and will continue in a calibrated manner.
Following the directions received during the visit of the Union Home Minister, Security Forces have once again appealed to the people, in possession of snatched weapons, to surrender the weapons at the earliest for ensuring peace and stability in the state.
Security Forces also warned that failure to surrender these weapons will make all such people liable for strict legal action.