IMPHAL, Jan 24: Troops of Red Shield Division apprehended four insurgents during the last 24 hours. In a press release, it stated that 5 AR of the Senapati Brigade of the division apprehended s/s Maj Shoiba of NSCN-IM at Vakho near Senapati, in a major blow to NSCN (IM) as Shoiba head an extortion racket in the region. He was involved in the procurement and supply of arms and ammunition for the organization. He has been handed over to Imphal West police station.
In another operation, 43 AR of the division apprehended a KNF (P) cadre identified as s/s Lt Sonlet Haokip, son od Zamngam Haokip of Motbung from Kanglatongbi Bazar while he was extorting money. Four extortion slips were recovered from the apprehended cadre. He was handed over to Skmai police station.
Troops of 6/8 Gorkha Rifles of Loktak Brigade carried out a joint operation with commandos of Bishenpur police and apprehended an active cadre of UPPK from ward Bishenpur No 2, identified as s/s Cpl Moinam Adat, son of Moinam Hanan, 26, of Bishenpur and recovered one Chinese-made grenade. He was handed over to Bishenpur police.
In another operation troops of 46 AR arrested an UTLA cadre L/Cpl Vumcha alias Eric of Thenjang, Kangpokpi while he was commiting unlawful activities related to elections. The individual was handed over to Imphal West police.
Meanwhile, troops of 15 AR apprehended a UNLF cadre, M Meghachandra alias Liklangamba, 32, son of late Ganesh Singh of Heirok-II from the same locality Monday.