IMPHAL, August 14: In connection with the Independence Day observation on August 15, security forces have been beefing up security in the State since the past few days.
A cordon and search operation was conducted today at Saiton, Bishnupur District starting from 3:30am and concluding at 6:30am.
The operation was conducted by a joint team of Bishnupur police including CDO and women police and 2 columns of 6AR under the supervision of additinal SP Bishnupur K Meghachandra.
Another team of Bishnupur Police including CDO and women police and 12 Bihar Regiment also conducted a similar operation at Maibam Chingning of Bishnupur District under the supervision of DSP (Ops) Bishnupur N John.
Meanwhile, according to a statement of the PRO IGAR (s), troops of the 16 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector AR has launched an operation in general area Lamboikhul and apprehended an over ground worker of PREPAK (PRO) on August 13.
It said the apprehendee was identified as Poshangbam Bijoy Singh, 32, son of P Lukhoi Singh of Lamboikhul, PO- Sawombung, Imphal East.
He revealed that he was working as an agent of the group recruiting cadres for his group and was responsible to find the young boys for recruitment. The apprehendee has been handed over to the Sagolmang Police Station, it said.
In yet another release, troops of the 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR has conducted frisking and checking at Khudengthabi check post and apprehended a drug peddler carrying heroin on August 13. The apprehendee was identified as Md Ajijur, 45, son of (l) Md Anamuddin of Muslim Nagar Leikai Moreh, Ward No 5, Moreh.
From his possession, three packets of heroin weighing around 80 grams, one Aadhar Card and cash rupees 600/- was recovered from his possession. The apprehendee along with the recovered items has been handed over to the Moreh Police Station, it said.