IMPHAL, Jan 23: Six militants, including two NSCN (IM) cadres, were arrested by security forces in separate incidents during the last 48 hours.
Troops of 5 AR apprehended an active NSCN (IM) cadre from Senapati market on the intervening night of January 12 and 13. The cadre revealed during interrogation that he was operating in the area with plans of disrupting the January 28 assembly elections, a press statement from PIB, Defence Wing stated. A .32mm pistol and live rounds of ammunition were recovered from him.
Another NSCN (IM) cadre, belonging to the civil wing, SS Raja Peyu CH Chimpu form Waichong village was arrested during an extortion bid by 10 DOGRA in an area under the jurisdiction of Imphal west police.
Another team of 10 DOGA apprehended two ZO cadres from Leimakhong during another extortion attempt, this time at Leimakhong Bazar. They were identified as s/s assistant director Satsei of Harouthel and Lamneijang Vaiphei Lilanwaiphei. The duo has reportedly been handed over to Sekmai police station.
In another case of an extortion bid by militants in a locality falling under Sekmai police station, 43 AR nabbed a KNF (P) cadre, Letkholun Kipgen from Santipur and recovered four extortion slip from him. He has been handed over to the police.
Troops of 27 AR apprehended a PLA cadre, identified as Maibam Elomba Meitei alias Chalamba, 21, son of M Plando Meitei of Awang Sekmai at Kairak yesterday, said a press statement from IG AR (South). He had been handed over to Kakching police station.