SF arrest KYKL cadre involved in 2005 encounter with AR

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IMPHAL, May 21: A combined team of Thoubal District Commandos and 2 Assam RIfles have arrested a KYKL cadre involved in an encounter with the AR in November, 2005 in Tamenglong.

According to a PRO Police statement, a combined team of Thoubal District Police Commando and 2 Assam Rifles conducted cordon and search operation at Heirok Part-III, Ngarouthel Lampak and arrested two cadres of KYKL organisation on May 19.

The arrested cadres were identified as Karam Hemanta alias Pheiren alias Bobo, 28, son of K. Dhaniya Singh of Barpathar Manipuri Basti, Golaghat District, Assam and Okram Amarjit alias Rai alias Manaobi, 20, son of Premjit Singh of Wangjing Heitupokpi Awang Leikai, it said.

Investigation has revealed that Karam Hemanta was involved in the encounter with Assam Rifles in the month of November 2005 in Tamenglong district, according to the PRO IGAR (S) statement.

A case has been registered at Heirok Police Station and investigation is going on, it said.

Meanwhile, according to a release of the PRO IGAR (S), troops of the 11 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR IGAR along with a team of Manipur Commandos launched a joint operation in the general area Muslim Nagar, Ward No 5, Moreh and apprehended an over ground worker of KYKL on May 19, it said identifying the OGW as Md Zakariya, 21, son of Md Joinlubuddin of Muslim Bazaar, Ward No 5 (Manipur).

From his possession one Chinese grenade was recovered, it said.

The apprehendee along with the recovered item has been handed over to the Moreh Police Station.

Further according to the statement, troops of the 12 BIHAR of 9 Sector AR launched an operation in the general area Salam Mamang Leikai and apprehended one PREPAK cadre on May 21.

The apprehendee is identified as Sonakhaibam Ibomacha, son of (l) S Nitai Meitei of Salam Mamang Leikai, it said adding that the apprehendee has been handed over to the Patsoi Police Station.

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