IMPHAL, Nov 19: Security forces arrested at least four militant cadres in separate counter insurgency operation during the past 24 hours.
A statement issued by the PRO IGAR (S) stated a combined team of 39 AR and 33 AR launched an operation in general area of Wairi, Imphal East district and apprehended one KCP (Noyon Faction) at around 11:15 pm on November 18.
The arrested individual has been identified as Soram Abungcha Meitei Khaba, 24, son of Babu Meitei of Pourabi Makha Leikai and he has been handed over to Lamlai Police station.
In yet another incident, troops of 23 AR of apprehended another cadre of KCP (Noyon) on the same day from Palao area of Ukhrul district at about 4:15 pm.
The individual has been identified as one Mhamba, 35, son of Kokchao Phijam of Sekta.
One hand grenade and a mobile hand set were recovered from his possession. The recovered item along with the individual has been handed over to the Lamlai Police station.
On the other hand, a statement issued by a team of the Imphal West district police commandos arrested two cadres of the proscribed PLA on November 18 at about 4pm from near Raj Poly Clinic, North AOC.
The individuals are identified as Samchetsabam Ojit Singh alias Nanao, 40, son of Budhi Singh of Yumnam Patlou Awang Leikai and Yumnam Thoibi Singh alias Sanathoi alias Hanuman, 22, s/o (L) Y. Budhichandra Singh of Thamnapokpi Awang Leikai.
The police release further said both the arrested militants were working under one Yaiphaba of PLA and they were involved in extortion from general public, businessmen, private hospital for party fund.
One mobile handset with one Airtel sim card was recovered from the possession of Ojit.