Security forces arrest six UG cadres from seperate operations

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IMPHAL, April 24: A combined force comprising of the Imphal west district police commandos and 28 Assam Rifles has claimed to have arrested at least four cadres of the proscribed PREPAK GS faction from different counter insurgency operations on April 23.
According to a statement issued by the SP Imphal West district Police, the combined forces led by Major Dipankas Basu following credible information launched a counter insurgency operation at around 5 am in the morning yesterday and arrested two cadres of the oufit from Imphal river bank of Samurou Bazaar namely.
The release has identified the arrested individuals as one Sarungbam Thoiba alias Ingocha, 27, s/o S. Shamu of Chajing Karam Mayai Leikai and Haowaibam Somendro Singh, 46, s/o (L) Uriba of Lilong Chajing Karam Mamang Leikai.
It said they joined the outfit through one s/s sgt Binoy alias Tony alias Ahendha of PREPAK and worked under one s/s commander of Imphal West district, Thoi.
Meanwhile in a follow up action another two cadres of the outfit were arrested by the combined force on the same day, said the statement.
They cadres were arrested from the house of one Urikhingbam Chaoba of Chajing Karam Mamang Leikai at about 8:30 in the morning.
The individuals have been identified as one Urikhingbam Chaoba Singh, 47, s/o (L) U. Manihar Singh of Chajing Karam Mamang Leikai and Alungshi Binoy alias Tony, 27, s/o A. Romeo of Irong village Yairipok.
The were assigned to extort money from general public, govt officials laying of ambush and planting of bomb at Lilong area in connection with the visit of VIP’s and security forces on Khongjom day.
One hand grenade with two detonators was seized from the possession of Alungshi Binoy alias Tony, it said.
In yet another incident, troops of 10 Assam Rifles at Kangchup under Logtak Brigade of Red Shield Division apprehended s/s area commander of KNF(P) Haoseh Kipgen, 40, s/o Late Thangkholam and resident of Kangchup Chingkhong, Senapati dist in a joint operation with Imphal West Police Commandos  from the market of Kangchup Chingkhong village.
Accordin to an official release the individual is suspected to be involved in kidnapping of one Karimuddin, 40, r/o Urok Khuman, Thoubal District working at a road construction site between Kangchup and Ireng for a civil contractor of Imphal East.   He had demanded  Rs 50 lakhs as extortion money from the contractor. The apprehendee was handed over to Lamsang Police station, the release added.
Meanwhile, the 10 DOGRA Regiment of 59 Mountain Brigade under Red Shield Division apprehended one UG cadre of Zeliangrong Revolutionary Army (ZRA) on April 23 during a search operation in Harouthil village.
According to a release the arrested cadre was identified as Setsi of ZRA who is a resident of Harouthil village. The individual was involved in masterminding extortion and other illegal activities in the past.
One 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine and two rounds of ammunition were also recovered from the cadre. The apprehended cadre alongwith the recovered items were handed over to the Imphal West police station, it added.

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