Militant cadres including OGW arrested

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IMPHAL, May 20: A combined team of CDO Imphal East and troops of the 28 Assam Rifles has arrested one cadre of the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front this morning around 8.30am from Pangal Leirak, Ayangpalling road in Imphal East.
A release said the arrested MNRF cadre has been identified as Olean alias Loungtiangam Tangkhul, 36 son of Mayarchung of Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul district.
One mobile phone and one Laptop (Lenova) were recovered from the possession of the arrested militant, the release added.In another incident, a CDO team of Imphal West arrested one active cadre of KYKL identified as s/s sgt Langam Deve alias Sadananda alias Khamba alias Ibohal s/o Achou of Ningel Yairipok.
In the meantime, a PIB defence wing release said the Red Shield Division of the Army has arrested three militants and an overground worker of the RPF from separate insurgency operations.
It said one of the arrested militant belongs to KRF and is identified as one Kamboi Kipgen, 27, s/o Thangin of Kangpokpi. He was arrested during a joint operation carried out with police commandos on May 19. One 9mm pistol with three live rounds was recovered during the operation, the PIB defence wing release said.
The two other arrested militants belong to the proscribe KCP(MC) Lamyanba Khuman group and they are identified as Salam Hemojit son of Chingthangkhomba of Leingamkhul, Lamsang and A Bikramjit Singh son of Khamba, also of Lamsang, according to the release. Another release of the PIB defence wing further said that two militants belonging to UTLA were arrested during a joint operation carried out by troops of the 22 AR and police commandos from Jiribam area. They are identified as Leinseim alias Shemphu s/o Jonthan of Oorangpat and Farmington, 37 s/o Hong of Henning village, Churachandpur. One 9mm pistol and four live rounds were recovered from the possession of the arrested militants, it added.
The PIB defence wing release also said that the duo were involved in extortions and making threatening calls to employees of a construction company which is currently undertaking railway line construction in Jiribam.
In another operation, 10 Dogra Regiment of 59 Mountain Brigade arrested one KNF cadre from Chawangpung village on May 19. The arrested militant has been identified as s/s lt. Kaikhohao Kipgen, 26 s/o Zangkhalam of Kangpokpi.
A KCP militant was also apprehended on May 19 by the troops of 27 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR at around 10.30 pm, said a press release by the PRO of HQ IGAR (South). The release added that on discovering the movement of UG militants in general area Power house, Wabagai of Thoubal district, the troops of 27 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under HQ IGAR launched an operation in the area and apprehended a militant. The apprehended person was identified as L. Roben, residence of Lamsang Tauthong Khunou and was handed over to Kakching Police station, the release further added.

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