KANGPOKPI, January 25: One suspected KNF cadre has been apprehended along with arms and ammunitions by the 43 Assam Rifles this evening around 6:30 pm at S Buning Village, approximately one and half kilometre south west of Sapormeina police station.
A high level reliable source said that the apprehended cadre has been identified as one Mangkho Sitlhou alias Casper, a s/s sgt major of Kuki National Front along with one A4 Rifles 5.56mm with 12 live rounds.
To ensure safety during the celebration of the Republic Day in the area, 43 Assam Rifles has been on high alert further said the source while adding that the arrested UG has been apprehended during one such safety measures of the SFs.
The apprehended cadre has been later handover to the Imphal West Police along with the seized arms and ammunitions.
In the meantime, local women protested over the arrest of Mangkho Sitlhou in front of the 43 Assam Rifles Motbung post demanding immediate release of the cadre.