Imphal March 15,
Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised security meeting at Litan in Ukhrul district on 14 March 2019. The meeting was attended by Village Headmen, village secretaries, local activists and Youth Club Presidents. Security issues of the area in view of forthcoming General Elections and other ongoing activities were discussed by Litan Company Commander of Shangsak Batallion AR who chaired the meeting. Other issues pertaining to youth engagement, healthcare, recruitment drive and women empowerment were also part of the agenda. The representatives of various villages assured to extend all possible support to the Assam Rifles in ensuring a positive secure environment.
Such interactions are being carried out regularly by Assam Rifles for greater synergy at grassroots level with local populace.
On Wednesday night at around 2100 hrs a civilian named Lunkholal Haokip, son of late Thangkhohao Haokip of Langol village, Imphal west was found roaming in the densely vegetated jungle near the Headquarter of Moltuk Batallion under 26 Sector Assam Rifles.
The man reportedly went missing from his home from 5 days ago. He was said to be suffering from mental illness. The vigilant and alert troops of batallion were watchful even in a pitched dark night. The soldier on duty made a sagacious decision of not firing at the uninformed civilian who unknowingly entered into a perilous area.
Lunkholal was in awful health and was starving. He was immediately given first aid, food and was treated at the Headquarter. Clothing and shelter was given to him for night.
His family was informed about his whereabouts and they later came to take him back. His family was thankful to the Moltuk Batallion who took good care of Lunkholal Haokip and made it possible for his family to reunite with him.