IED blast accused apprehended

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    IMPHAL, May 7: A PIB (Defence Wing) statement has stated that one of the prime accomplice in the IED incident of Feb 26, 2013 at Torbung has been nabbed by troops of 1/11 GR under Red Shield Division

    “A swift and precise operation was launched by troops of 1/11 Gorkha Rifles and apprehended 27 years old Amit Kumar Singh resident of Kakching district, presently staying at Loklaiphai village, District Churachandpur on May 1.  The individual is an ex PREPAK cadre, who later joined PLA”, it said.

    “On February 24, Amit Kumar, along with other six cadres, hatched the plan of planting IED on the IT road. His role in the planning was evident as he indicated, on ground, the site where the IED was placed. He had organized dinner of UGs at his residence on February 25, 2013. One 7.62mm pistol with two live rounds of 9mm & ten live rounds of 5.56 mm were recovered from the individual”, it said.

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