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Imphal police arrest 12, seize arms
Published on 31 Dec. 2009 8:42 PM IST
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Altogether 12 UG cadres including nine RPF/PLA cadres have been apprehended by security forces in a series of operations launched since December 26.Five AK-56 rifles have also been seized acting on their disclosure. Imphal East SP Thokchom Radheshyam displayed the seized weapons during a press meet at District Police Hqs Porompat on Wednesday. Radheshyam said that this would prove a big blow to the outfit. Two RPF/PLA women activists were pulled up by Imphal East commandos on December 26, as reported by The Sangai Express. They have been identified as Khundrakpam Chandrajini alias Ichaltombi (23) d/o Baruni of Khangabok Khullakpam Leikai and Moirangthem Tangbi (25) d/o Thoiba of Palace Compound. One application related to RPF/PLA was recovered from the possession of Chandrajini. The next day, a combined team of Imphal East commandos and troops of 23 AR apprehended four RPF/PLA cadres including one S/S 2nd Lieutenant. SP Radheshyam identified them as Imphal East Division-II secretary and S/S 2nd Lt Lairenlakpam Joychandra alias Ibungo alias Borax alias Okendro (31) s/o Memnem of Chinagrel Tejpur. The three other PLA cadres have been identified as Thoudam Banta (39) s/o Th Khongnem of Phaknung Mayai Leikai, Ningombam Sikender alias SK (30) s/o N Thadoi of Chingarel Tejpur and Nongthombam Ratan alias Romio (30) s/o N Shamungou of Phaknung Awang Leikai. Ningombam Sikender is said to be a Member of Kangla Gram Panchayat, One 9 mm pistol and a magazine loaded with three live rounds and one Chinese hand grenade were also recovered from their possession. Further, Imphal East commandos pulled up Up-Pradhan of Uyumpok Gram Panchayat Kshetrimayum Brojen (38) of Uyumpok Mamang Leikai. One hand grenade and one 9 mm pistol were recovered from his possession. Acting on their disclosure, five AK-56 rifles and one 9 mm pistol were recovered, the SP added. On the other hand, troops of 21 Assam Rifles apprehended two PLA cadres from Chairel Khunou, Thoubal district at about 3 am today, conveyed an AR PRO press release. The apprehended PLA cadres have been identified as Pvt Elangbam Babuhal alias Mani (40) s/o late Tochou and Pvt Sorokhaibam Dolen alias Kumarjit (40) s/o S Sanahal, both belonging to Chairel Khunou. They have been handed over to Kakching police station along with six live rounds of AK-47 recovered from their possession. Further, Imphal East commandos nabbed one cadre each of FGN, KCP and KRPA from different places on Wednesday. One demand letter was also recovered from the FGN cadre, Chithung Smile Tangkhul (27) s/o late Yungam of Kamjong village, Ukhrul district. He was arrested from Lamlong. The KCP cadre identified as Gurumayum ongbi Jamuna (37) w/o Ambedkar of Porompat JN Hospital was arrested from Kongpal Thongkhong. One cadre of the Komrem Revolutionary People Army (KRPA) identified as L Akhup Kom (43) s/o L Athang of Maibung village, Senapati district was pulled up from New Checkon. One .32 pistol along with one magazine and two live rounds were seized from Akhup, added the release.

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