On 26 July 2018, the Army under Laipuli Brigade successfully destroyed a hideout of ULFA(I) and recovered a massive cache of weapon and ammunition in Lakhipathar area of Digboi.
Based on continuous intelligence input received from Intelligence Agencies and local sources regarding presence of 2-3 hard core UlFA(I) Cadre in Lakhipathar Forest Division, a Cordon and Search operation was launched by 9th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles on 25 and 26 July 18. The operation was launched as a pre-emptive measure against ULFA(I)’S preparation for subversion and sabotage activities against SF in wake of the ULFA’s Martyr’s Day on 27 Jul 18.
During this 24 hrs long cordon and search operation in thick jungles of Lakhipathar Forest Division troops of 9th Battalion the Rajputana Rifles successfully chased down a hideout of the proscribed insurgent outfit which is highly active in Upper Assam. During the search, a massive cache including 4 Pistols, 01 Revolver, 2 Rounds of 40mm MGL (Multi Shot Grenade Launcher), 11 rounds of 9 mm Revolver, 16 rounds of 2.2mm, 01 round of AK-47, Radio Set, Battery with charger, mobile phones and demonitised old currency notes of 1,49,000/- (Rupees one lakh forty nine thousand) was recovered.