`Four militant cadres including woman cadre arrested`

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IMPHAL, Sept 18: Security forces arrested at least four militant cadres including a woman during separate counter insurgency operation during the past three days.

A statement issued by senior SP, Imphal West district police, police commandos of the district arrested two PREPAK (PRO) members on September 16 around 5:50 pm from the southern side of Uripok traffic point.

They have been identified as Seram Hemango, 62, s/o S. Bidhya Singh of Lamsang Bazar and Irengbam Sandhyarani Devi alias Lalma, 43, w/o Girani Singh of Langjing Maning Mayai Leikai.

It also stated that on spot verification, they disclosed that they are working under the command of one Rajen of the outfit since last year and were assigned to serve extortion notes to the general public, government officials, transporters besides harbouring arms and ammunitions.

Six extortion notes, two mobile handsets were seized from their possession, it added.

In another statement the senior SP has said that the police commandos of the district also arrested a member of PREPAK (VC) today around 3 pm near Law College.

The individual is identified as one Aribam Dharmakesh Sharma alias Kalachand, 39, s/o A. Damudor  Sharma of Keishamthong Ahanthem Leikai and presently staying at Old Lambulane.

It said that on spot verification he disclosed that he is working under one s/s sergeant Imocha of the outfit for the past one year. He has served intimidation to various Pradhans and extorted huge amount of money for the outfit, it said.

One mobile handset and a Bajaj Pulsar bike (No. 180,B/No.MN-O4D-0680) along with RC book were seized from his possession, further maintained the statement.  

Yet another statement issued by the PIB Defence Wing stated that a combined force comprising of 10 DOGRA regiments of 59 Mtn. Brig and troops of 10 Assam Rifles arrested a cadre of the Zomi Reunification Army (ZRA) while conducting counter insurgency operation at Leilon Khunou village.

The arrested cadre is identified as Luntun Hao alias Haopa, 37, s/o Jangchn of Leilon Khunou village. He has been handed over to Imphal Police station, it added.

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