IMPHAL, January 6: A combined team of the Imphal East and Imphal West commandos arrested two cadres of the proscribed outfit PLA one of which turned out to be a havaldar of the 5th Manipur Rifle.
The two were arrested yesterday around 11.30 am from Sawombung Khunjao Bazar under Lamlai police station.
Two 9mm pistols along with 15 live rounds and two mobile phones were also recovered from their possession.
According to a reliable source, the two arrested are identified as havaldar 5th Manipur Rifle Langbaljao Palmei Kabui, 50, son of (L) Makuljaipu Palmei of Swombung Kabui Khonou and Nanda Kamei, 41, son of (L) Gaigapou Kamei of Sawombung Kabui Khunjao.
It is also said that the two arrested cadres are working under the command of the s/s commander Nilakanta alias Jishu alias Meira of RPF/PLA.
Meanwhile, Imphal west commando Bazar unit along with personnel of the City Police conducted a cordon and search operation at Governor Road from Diamond Gali up to Indra colour lab today at around 2 pm.
Seven individuals who failed to provide proper verification were further detained by the police and handed over to the City Police for further verification.
Today’s operation was led by officer in charge City Police, Sudhir.
Both shoppers and shop owners were led out to the street and lined-up along the road for individual verification.