7 militants arrested in operations

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IMPHAL, Aug 29: Security forces arrested at least seven militant cadres in separate counter insurgency operations launched in different part of the state.

The PIB Defence Wing in a statement said that a combine team of troops 4/8 GR Rifles of the red shield Division and Bishnupur district police commandos arrested two cadres of the proscribed PREPAK working in the finance section as a part of well formulated design of destroying the network of the outfit.

It said that the cadres were arrested yesterday evening from Oinam Bazar. They have been identified as one Maimangthem Jepin Singh, 20, s/o M. Inaobi Singh resident of Ishok kha Leikai, Imphal East district and Naorim Nanao Singh, 20, s/o N. Mangjao Singh resident of Ishok Makha Leikai. Both them have been handed over to the Nambol police station, adds the released.

The statement further said that in another operation a combined team of 33 AR, 21 AR and Thoubal district police commandos arrested two more cadres of the PREPAK today from Sekmaijin Thongam area. The arrested individuals have been identified as one Vaikhong Ingochouba Singh, 53, s/o (L) Lilan Singh resident of Sekmaijin Thongam Awang Leikai, Imphla West district and Thongam Somarandro Singh, 49, s/o (L) Th. Ibotomba Singh resident of Sekmaijin Thongam Mayang Leikai, Imphal West district.

On the other hand, a combined team of Thoubal District police commandos and 42 AR arrested one KYKL cadres while conducting CI Ops in the wee hour today around 2am at Leishangthem Thoudam, identified to be one Sougrakpam Johnson alias Anouba, 34, s/o S. Ibobi Singh of Upokpi Mamang Leikai, working in the finance section of the outfit, informed a statement issued by the SSP Thoubal district Police.

It also asserted that the district police commandos arrested one cadres of the PREPAK (VC) while conducting a search operation in the wee hour around 4 am at Moirangthem Gibson Singh, s/o M. Ibomcha Sing of Wabagai Keithel Macha, army no.3307of 23rd Batch.

Yet another statement issued by the SSP Imphal West district Police, said that the district police commandos arrested an activist of the proscribed KCP from Keishampat yesterdat about 7:30 pm.

The individual is identified as one Lourembam Tomba alias Kulachandra Singh, s/o L. Chandramani Singh of Sayang Konthoujam Leikai.

It said that on spot verification the individual disclosed that he joined the group in the month of January, 2010 through one Roshan of KCP (MC) and working under the command of S/S Revenur officer Taibanganba.

He was assigned to serve demand letters to various hotel, shopkeepers and businessmen located at bazaar area. It said that he also disclosed that he had extorted a huge amount of money from general public for party fund. A .32 pistol along with magazine having two live ammunitions and 10 demand letters were seized from his possession.

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