IMPHAL, June 19: Security forces have arrested three alleged militants and an alleged drug peddler from the state since June 17.
According to a release of the PRO IGAR (S), troops of 35 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR (S) arrested one alleged cadre of the PLA from Aishi identified as Army No 3143 s/s l cpl Bule Khetrimajum alias Lanpangba, 22 son of Modhu Singh of Ramnagar, Srimangal district, Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 19.
One 9mm pistol was recovered from his possession, it added.
The arrested persons along with the recovered item have been handed over to the Imphal police station, the release said.
Meanwhile, according to a release of the Imphal East SP, on June 17 at about 4:30am, a team of cdo Imphal East under the supervision of Addl SP (OPs), IE arrested one alleged PREPAK cadre identified as Yensenbam Sanjoy Meitei, 31 son of (L) Y Brachand Meitei of Lamboi Khongnangkhong Thangsaba Leirak from Thangshaba Leirak Lampak.
“On verification, he disclosed that he joined PREPAK organization in the year 2007 through one Lata Devi, 37 of Lairenkabi Mayai Leikai and he is now working under the command of Shamu, 21 of Lamboi Khongnangkhong”.
The statement added that the arrested individual disclosed that he had tried to recruit a Muslim youth of Mayang Imphal side.
Further according to the release, on the same day at about 6:15am, one more PREPAK cadre identified as Chingkham Oken Singh alias Naocha, 41 son of Ch Kulachandra Singh of Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai was arrested from Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai and recovered one mobile phone (Nokia-l l 00) along with one Airtel Sim Card bearing phone No 8730823302 from his possession.
It added that on verification, he disclosed that he joined the banned outfit PREPAK in the month of February 2012 through one Ishingchaoba alias Naobicha, 40 of Uripok Yambem Leikai and that he was involved in the recruitment of two persons identified as Peter, 31 of Wangkhei Angom Leikai and Prataf, 27 of Bamon Leikai in the month of May 2012.
“Again, on June 18 at about 3:45pm, a team of Reserve Line, Imphal East arrested one person identified as Laishram Raju Singh, 27 son of L Kumar Singh of Keishampat Leimajam Leikai from Yonglan Leirak, Ayangpalli and recovered 1040 capsules of SPASMO PROXIVON from his possession”, the release added.
On verification, he disclosed that he purchased the SP tablets from one Md Shahid Khan of Khetrigao and he was habitual drug peddler, the released added.