Militants arrested, girl rescued

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IMPHAL, March 30: Thoubal police commandos apprehended two activists of the banned PREPAK and rescued a woman from their custody at YK College gate in Wangjing in the district.
Khundrakpam Toro alias Meetlou, 30, son of Lukhoi of Thokchom Leikai, Heirok Part-II and Ngangom Ranjit, 30, son of Naba of Yairikpok Yambem Mathak Leikai were nabbed by the commando team and rescued one Laishram Thoibi alias Ibemcha Devi, 21, daughter of Rukay Singh of Heirok part-II around 1:30 pm yesterday afternoon during a search operation conducted by the security team near YK College, police sources said.
According to the statement given by the duo to the police, they were supposed to hand over the woman, whom the police claimed to have rescued from them, to one Laishram Jayantabi alias Nongpoknganba at Moreh as a new woman recruit of PREPAK organization, police sources added.
In another incident, at around 3:45 pm today, a combined team of Thoubal commandos and 22 Grenadiers another cadre of PREPAK during a search operation at Elangkhangpokpi Awang Leikai Lai Mamang.
The arrested has been identified as Kangabam Kumarjit alias Nanao alias Nganba alias ibomcha, 26, son of Mani of Elangkhangpokpi awing Leikai Lai Maning and recovered two Chinese hand grenades and one mobile handset with four sim cards from his possession, Thoubal district SP informed in a statement.
Meanwhile, in yet another incident, a combined team of 10 Assam Rifles and 46 Assam rifles under the aegis of Red Shield division nabbed an arms dealer from Vellam veng of Curachandpur district on Friday.
The individual was identified as Lunjang Guite, 45, son of (L) Dilam Guite, a PIB Defence Wing said in a release.
Two .32 pistol, one Colt Auto 9mm pistol, three .32 pistol magazines, one 9mm pistol magazine and four rounds were recovered from his possession, the release said, adding that the apprenhedee was handed over to Imphal West police station.

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