Guwahati: At least cadres of the Adivasi People’s Liberation Army (APLA) surrendered before the security forces in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday.
The cadres laid down a total of 31 weapons including 3 AK series Rifles, 19 Pistols, 5 other rifles, two Grenades and assorted live ammunition.
The arms-laying down ceremony was held under operation Samarpan.
Taking to Twitter, the official account of the Spear Corps of Indian Army, wrote, “Relentless efforts towards restoring normalcy resulted in surrender of 39 active cadres of APLA with weapons before #IGARNorth & @assampolice. Spear Corps urges cadres of all proscribed groups to lay down arms & return to mainstream.”
The ceremony was an aim to promote peace and harmony in the region, the Security Forces of Spear Corps have always endeavored to mainstream the misguided youth who have taken up the path of insurgency.
Families of the surrendered cadres also expressed their gratitude to the Security Forces for bringing their loved ones back to the family safely.
Notably, the Assam Rifles complimented the youths for this decision and impress upon all those who have chosen the wrong path to return into the mainstream and live a happy and peaceful life.