IMPHAL, May 5: Bishnupur Police Commandos, 18 SIKH under than 9 Sector Assam Rifles and 24 Assam Rifles under 26 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended two PLA cadres from Laimaram Awang leikai and one UNLF cadres from Kabowakching Makha Leikai.
According to a PIB release, on the night of May 4 a joint team of 18 SIKH, 24 Assam Rifles and Bishnupur Police launched an operation at Laimaram and apprehended two hardcore PLA cadres from Laimaram Awang Leikai.
The apprehended persons were identified as army no 2533 self-styled private Mongjam Abung Singh alias Nongkham, 25, son of M Bira Singh of Taothong Khunao, Lamsang and army no 2423 self-styled private Wangkhem Telheiba Singh, 26, son of W Biren Singh of Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Lamphel.
The duo had come with an aim of collecting extortion money from Nambol. One 9mm pistol along with three live rounds and a mobile handset were recovered from the duo.
On questioning the duo reveled a name of their associate of the banned UG outfit UNLF identified as army no 2316 self-styled private Takhellambam Ton Singh alias Lemba aliases Langonba, 24, son of T Jayanta Singh of Uripok Achom Leikai.
He was later apprehended in a joint follow up operation from Kabowakching Makha Leikai while he was returning from Nambol. He had also come to the area to carry out extortion. A 9mm pistol and a mobile handset were recovered from him.
The three cadres were actively involved in the prejudicial activities of extortion, smuggling of weapons and recruitment of new cadres into the banned outfits. Subsequently all the three UGs were handed to Nambol Police, it added.
In another release of Imphal West Police said that Imphal West District Police Commandos have arrested an active member of KCP (MC) and another gang dacoit during a search operation at Paona Bazar (infront of Pratap Talkies) and Allugali (near Sulab) respectively.
The arrested persons were identified as Md Nazir Hussain, 31, son of Md Abdul Hei of Lilong Haoreibi Turel Ahanbi and KH Imtiyas, 21, son of KH Hussain of Kshetri Mayai Leikai, stated the release.
In a separate release of PRO, 9 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR (South) have apprehended one UPPK cadre yesterday from Pangal Basti, Moreh, during a search operation in the area. The apprehended person is identified as Abul Hashi alias Boboy, 28, son of Abdul Hakim of Moreh ward no 5. One 9mm pistol and five live rounds were recovered from the apprehended person, who along with recovery was handed over to Imphal West Police Station.