IMPHAL, Dec 17: Troops of 43 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 59 Mountain Brigade, Red Shield Division apprehended two active cadres of KNF (P) on December 15 from Kanglatombi Bazar.
A release of PIB (Defence Wing) stated that both cadres were carrying out extortion in Kanglatombi Bazar. The apprehended cadres were identified as Soilen Vaiphei, 38, s/o Paojalhum Vaiphai of Ng Phalnom. He joined KRA in 2007 and later defected to KNF (P) in February, 2011. He was the town commander of Saparmaina.
Other cadre was identified as Paothang Khongsai alias PK, 30, s/o Paosei Khongsai of Maojang Saikul. He joined KNF (P) in 2008. He was in charge of food and civil supply department of KNF (P). The apprehendees were handed over to Sekmai PS, added the release.