Security forces step up CI ops ahead of I-Day observation

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IMPHAL, August 10: A combined team of the Imphal East District Police commando unit, 30 Assam Rifles and 40 Assam Rifles arrested an active member of the proscribed PLA/RPF in a counter insurgency operation at Kongba, on August 9, said a PRO Police press release.

The arrested person has been identified as Md Nawaj Ahamed alias Naz alias Anil, 27, son of Md Rahaman of Yairipok Changamdabi Mathak.

The statement said a mobile handset was seized from him and a case has been registered at Porompat Police Station.

It said, in another search operation on August 8, a team of Imphal East District Police commando unit arrested an active member of PLA/RPF from his residence at Ningthembam, Jiribam and a mobile handset was seized from him.

The arrested person has been identified as Thangjam Saratkumar alias Naoba, 21, son of Th Singabi Singh, and a case has been registered at Jiribam Police Station and further investigation is going on, said the press release.

Meanwhile, Thoubal police conducted a search and combing operation at Tekcham area today from 4 to 6 am ahead of the August 15 Independence Day celebration.

The police team was led by Dr S Ibomcha, additional SP (ops) of Thoubal Police, Th Desworjit, DSP Commando Thoubal and Anandkumar, OC Commando Thoubal, conducted a combing operation from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. at Tekcham.

All males in the area above the age of 15 years were lined up at the Tekcham Laibung for individual verification.

Six persons were picked up for lack of proper identification proof.

Two other suspects identified as Ramesh Tamang, 34, son of Sartar Singh Tamang of Ukhrul and Tekcham Ibotombi Singh, 58, son of Ahong Singh of Tekcham were also taken to Kakching Police Station for verification and interrogation.

On the other hand, troops of 6 Dogra of 26 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended a cadre of the proscribed outfit UNLF at a vehicle check post of Pallel, on August 9.

A PRO IGAR (s) statement has identified the cadre as No 2268 Lance Corporal Ninthoujam Thoithoi Meitei alias Veera alias Kangleikhomba, 26, son of N Samungou Meitei of Waiton, Imphal East district.

It said one 7.65 mm pistol with four live rounds ammunition and a mobile handset were recovered from him and the cadre along with the recovered items was handed over to Kakching Police Station.

In another incident, troops of 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR apprehended another cadre of the UNLF in a vehicle check post of Tegnoupal.

According to the statement, the cadre has been identified as self-styled No. 2400, self-styled private Naorem Manganba Metei, 19, son of (L) Naorem Shanti Meitei of Langol Game Village Zone – 4, Imphal West district, said the press release.

It said, the cadre was apprehended along with a white colour Maruti car bearing registration number MN 01S 4827.

The cadre has been handed over to Imphal West police, it added..

In yet another incident on August 10, troops of 22 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector AR along with Thoubal District police apprehended a cadre of the proscribed PLA in a joint operation from the general area of Tangjeng Khunou.

The cadre has been identified as No 030 Nongmeirakpam Engo alias Athouba, 37, son of Nongmeirakpam Ibomcha Singh of Khulakpat Makha Leikai, Bishnupur district, said the press release.

It said, in another joint operation in the general area of Sugnu, 22 Assam Rifles and Thoubal District police apprehended a cadre of PREPAK (VC) identified as Khundrakpam Badanta Singh, 41, son of Khundrakpam Dhaka Singh of Chairel Khongnang Leikai, Thoubal district. 

Both the apprehended cadres were handed over Sugnu Police Station, said the press release. 

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