IMPHAL, November 9: Security forces have arrested seven militant cadres during separate counter insurgency operations launched in different part of the state since yesterday.
In the first incident, troops of Assam Rifles reportedly arrested at least six militant cadres from separate places.
A statement released by PRO IGAR (S) informed that troops of 35 Assam Rifles apprehended five cadres of the KCP (MTF) militant while conducting operation in the general area of East Juamding Nallah, Chandel district on November 8.
The arrested cadres have been identified as Naoram Dilip Singh, 27, s/o (L) Nasem Dolendra Singh of Singjamei Makha Naurem Leikai; Rajesh alias Robert, 21, s/o Samjam Chandra Kishor of New Chankon, Imphal; Ranjit, 20, s/o Krishna Lal of Keithelmanbi, Senapati; Sushil Meitei s/o Korinba of Chandrakhong, Thoubal and Krishna alias Kothil, 25, s/o Moshang of Kanaithong, Chandel.
Three AK-56 rifles with magazines, one lathode, one 9mm pistol with magazine, three rounds of AK and four Lathode bombs were recovered from them, it said.
The statement further asserted that troops of 15 Assam Rifles also arrested a lady cadre of the UNLF militant group from the general area of Panghang, Thoubal yesterday.
The arrested cadre has been identified as one Poornima Devi, 45 resident of Nangbram. She has been handed over to Yairipok Police station, it said.
On the other hand, the Superintendent of Police, Imphal east in a statement said that a combined team of the district police and 28 Assam Rifles arrested a lady cadre of the PREPAK yesterday around 8 am from Kongba crossing.
The cadre has been identified as one Maisnam Mani Devi alias Bhai, 25, d/o M Pakchao Meitei of Kumbi Leingang.
It asserted that on spot verification she disclosed to have joined the PREPAK in the month of December 2002 and trained at Shajik Tampak under Army no. 11404 of 11th batch under the command of Linthoi and now working under the command of s/s sergeant major Khuman of PREPAK.