IMPHAL, June 1: Two NSCN (IM) Cadres were apprehended by troops of Red Shield Division with weapons at Manipur, Nagaland border near village Khunphung under Tamei subdivision. They were identified as self styled lieutenant Amo and self styled private Awangbo. Two AK 56 rifles, 35 live rounds, four detonators and 250 gms of plastic explosive were recovered from the apprehended cadres.
The apprehended cadres were handed over to Police at Imphal West Police Station added the release.
Self styled Lieutenant Amo was apprehended by troops on 06 July last year and handed over to Police in Imphal. But he jumped bail and went back to join NSCN (IM).
In another operation, troops of Red Shield division recovered an arms cache from gen area Yang Khullen in Senapati district. The arms cache that was buried underground consisted of a 12 bore single barrel rifle, six live 8mm rounds, three Chinese grenades and two HE 36 grenades. The recovery was later handed over to Police Station, Mao added the release.