IMPHAL, August 21: Assam Rifles troops claimed to have arrested two militant cadres and rescued a youth, foiling recruitment bid informed a statement issued by the PRO IGAR (S).
It said that the militant cadres belonging to the proscribed UNLF was apprehended by troops 29 AR while conducting in general area of Sita track junction from a van bearing registration number MN04-A/3134. It further stated that a youth who was taken for recruiting in the outfit was rescued from the clutches of the militants.
The arrested cadres have been identified as one Kh Sanjoy Kumar Singh, 31, s/o Kh. Kumar Singh of Ningthoukhong Mayai Leikai ward No-IX and Haujam Romesh Singh, 27, s/o (L) Haujam Nipamacha of Khoijuman Mayai Leikai ward No.II while the rescued youth is identified as one Haujam Shanti Kumar Singh, 20, s/o H. Bonoy Singh of Khoijuman Mayai Leikai ward No.II.
An Indian currency rupees 2045 was recovered from the militant cadres.
The militants were handed over to the Imphal West Police station and the rescued youth has been handed over to their parents, it said.