Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police on Sunday raided a locality in Aizawl and recovered one Ishapore MK-III .303 Rifle, an Assam Rifles official said.

The joint operation was carried out acting on specific information.

The operation was conducted by the Aizawl battalion of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the IGAR (E) along with Mizoram Police.

One person was apprehended in connection with the recovery of the rifle, he said.

“The joint operation was carried out at Chhinga Veng in Aizawl based on specific information,” the Assam Rifles official said.

The accused was handed over to Aizawl police station on Sunday, he added.

“Aizawl Bn of 23 Sec IGAR (E) recovered ISHAPORE MK-III .303 Rifle Qty-1 at gen area Chhinga Vengthar, Aizawl in Mizoram,” the Shillong-based defence public relations officer (PRO) tweeted on Sunday.

“The operation was carried out today by joint teams of @official_dgar & @mizorampolice,” the defence PRO added.

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