Security forces arrest three militant cadres

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IMPHAL, June 7: Security forces have arrested at least three militant cadres from counter insurgency operations conducted at different parts of the state.A statement issued by the SP Thoubal district, the Kakching Police team conducted search operation at Kakching Lamkhai and arrested one cadre PREPAK (VC) at about 10:30 am yesterday.The arrested cadre is identified as one Oinam Charlie alias Myko alias Shidadba Singh, 28, s/o O. Ibotombi Singh of Oinam Mamang Leikai, Bishnupur district.It said that on preliminary investigation the individual disclosed himself as s/s corporal and to have joined the outfit in December, 2003. He was trained at Chalong, Chandel district, and allotted with army number 203578, it further added.In another incident the Porompat police have arrested two cadres of the UPPK yesterday morning around 5 am from Singjamei Bheigyapati Leikai near Singjamei Bridge informed a statement issued by the SP Imphal East district.The individuals have been identified as one Ningombam Ajitkumar alias Sanjit alias Abung Singh, 35, s/o (L) N. Chandramani Singh of Singjamei Khongangpheidekpi and Thokchom Boying alias Boby Singh s/o Th. Chaoba Singh of Ningomthong Kitnapanung.The release further stated that the arrested cadres were active members of the group and that they had disclosed their involvement in various extortion activities from the Horticulture Department, PHED, Veterinary Department, general public etc to raise party fund.Meanwhile, another statement issued by the PRO IGAR (S) has stated that combined forces have arrested six militant cadres in separate incidents.It said that the 23 Assam Rifles has arrested five PREPAK (VC) cadres and recovered arms and ammunitions, yesterday from counter insurgency operations conducted in the general areas of Talau and Chingingkhok of Ukhrul district.The arrested cadres have been identified as one Waribam RL alias Tomba, 36, s/o W. Samu of Talau Mayai Leikai, army No. 06610 (Batch No. 02 s/s pvt.), Sibam Sarat Chandra alias Ngamba alias Thawanjao Meitei, 40, s/o Dhaja Meitei of Talau Maning Leikai, army No.07509 (Batch No.1 s/s pvt), Keisham Saraf alias Koklei, 48, s/o K. Yaima of Chana Mamang Leikai, army No.06509 (Batch No.1), Khongbamtabam Iyatomba alias Athouba, 47, s/o KH. Ibohal Meitei of Sabunkhok Mayai Leikai, army No.03610 (Batch No.02) and Thangjam Binoi, 46, s/o (L) Th. Isotombi of Yaingangpokpi Makha Leikai, army No.01610 (Batch No.02).One Chinese 9mm auto rifle with magazine, 2 Chinese 9 mm auto pistol with magazine, 18 live ammunitions of 9mm and 20 live ammunitions of AK-47 were recovered from the arrested individuals. They have been handed over to the Lamlai Police along with the recovered items, further added the statement.The statement further stated that a combined team of 30 AR, 33 AR along with Manipur police had arrested one UNLF cadre during an operation launched in the general area of Haipak Mapham in the wee hour today at about 1:30 am.The cadre is identified as one s/s lt. Thounajam Sana alias Ratan Singh, 36, s/o Th. Kula, No.503. He was also handed over to Lamlai police station, the release added.

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