The proscribed outfits claimed that their cadres who carried out the attack were not aware that Colonel Viplav Tripathi’s wife and his son were part of the convoy.
The proscribed outfits, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), have jointly claimed responsibility for the ambush on a convoy of Assam Rifles near Sehken village in Churachandpur .on Saturday.
In a joint release, the outfits claimed that six personnel of Assam Rifles, including 46 AR Commanding Officer, Colonel Viplav Tripathi, were killed in the attack, while many were injured.
Unfortunately, the cadres of the two outfits who carried out the attack were not aware that Colonel Viplav Tripathi’s wife and his son were part of the convoy, said the joint release. Indian security forces should not bring their families to a place which has been declared by Government of India as a disturbed area, it added.
The ‘Chief of Army Staff’ of the ‘War Office’ also expressed gratitude to all those who planned the ambush and helped in the ambush, stated the joint release by the deputy publicity secretary of the Revolutionary People’s Front (PLA’s political wing), Roben Khuman and MNPF secretary publicity, Thomas Numai.