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Manipur: 9 militants nabbed in 48 hours
August 07, 2007 12:14 IST
The Manipur police and army troops have arrested nine militants in separate incidents in the last 48 hours.
Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, Kailun, on Tuesday said the Imphal East Police commandos and 23 Assam Rifles launched a major operation from August 5, in which four People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak cadres were nabbed. One 9 mm pistol and one magazine loaded with two live rounds were recovered from them, the SP said.
He added that the joint operation between the police force and army was still continuing.
The arrested militants were allegedly involved in recent cases of firing. Meanwhile, another Imphal East commando team nabbed a People's United Liberation Front cadre, identified as Mohammed Firoz, at Imphal East on Monday. Firoz allegedly used to demand money from the public to raise funds for the PULF.
In another incident on Monday, Imphal West District Police commandos and 32 AR personnel nabbed a Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup cadre. The police said the arrested cadre had been assigned to extort money from the contractors of Manipur University.
In an operation at Iroishemba in Imphal West on Monday, the police and the army nabbed a People's Liberation Army cadre and a PREPAK cadre. A PLA cadre was also arrested at Thoubal district by 21 AR men, said a PRO of the paramilitary force.