Khonsa Massacre: Indian Army launched massive search operation in jungles of Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati: The troops of the Indian Army have launched a massive search operation in the jungles of Tirap, Longding and Changlang Districts to nab the perpetrators of the cowardly killing of Tiron Aboh (sitting MLA for NPP) and ten innocent civilians in the area of 12 Mile, near Khonsa, Tirap district on 21 May 2019.
Army sources have confirmed that all the likely routes of escape have been effectively blocked. Intensive checks along the Nagaland - Arunachal borders have also been implemented. The Army has intensified operations with increased area domination teams and mobile check posts being deployed all along with these and adjoining districts of Nagaland.
Additional forces including Special Forces troops have also been inducted to add teeth to the operations. The Army has confirmed the employment of specialist helicopters with night flying ability and night vision equipment to ensure dynamic, real-time and all-around surveillance of the area during the prevailing bad weather conditions. Reconnaissance helicopters, quadcopters and tracker dogs are also extensively being employed in the operations.
The Army is working closely in synergy with the police, civ administration, and intelligence agencies to identify the insurgents involved in the brutal killings. The Indian Army has assured that it will soon track down and bring to justice all perpetrators involved in this horrific act.
DIGP(E) and SP, Changlang with Additional Force have rushed for Khonsa. IGP (L&O) has also moved for Khonsa to supervise and coordinate with different security agencies for the operation