PREPAK cadre arrested

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IMPHAL, July 7: A team of the Imphal East commandos and the 16th AR arrested, one active member of Prepak, Mayanglangbam (O) Laishram Victoria Devi alias Jumbupati (40) wife of M Loken Singh of Kongpal Naoriya fron Yumnam Khunou Ishikha along main in front of VDF post in a search operation under the supervision of M Rajen Singh, Addl SP (Ops) of Imphal East district on July 6, said a press statement of the SP Imphal East.

On verification, Victoria disclosed that she is an active member of PREPAK working under one Ibungo, it said and added that three hand grenades wrapped with carbon paper and placed inside a polythene bag along with a Nokia phone with one Vodafone SIM were seized from her possession.

Meanwhile, in a separate press release, the PRO IGAR (S) has said that 16th Assam Riffles of 10 sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched an operation and apprehended two female OGWs of PREPAK (PRO) on July 6, 2013.

The release further identified the two apprehended as Mayanglambam Victoria Devi alias Jamdupati, 40 wife of M Loken Singh of Topkongpal Naoriya, Imphal East District and another Thounaojam Pep Devi (36) daughter of Th Shangai of Wabagai Keirak, Thoubal District.

Three Chinese hand grenades were recovered, it said and added that during interrogation, it was revealed that more arms and ammunition were dumped at village Ishing Thenbi of Sagolmang and two carbines with magazine, one 9 mm Piston with two magazine, nine rounds of 9 mm Piston, three Lathode shel, six Chinese hand grenades, six detonators and one live round DAC43W-II were recovered in a follow up operation, it added.

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