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Armed cadres apprehended in Manipur
Published on 4 Jun. 2010 12:37 AM IST
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Personnel of Red Shield Division June 2 apprehended two NSCN (I-M) activists from NH-39 in connection with June 1 hijacking car incident.
According to a PIB (defence wing) release, two NSCN (I-M) activists identified as Abui and Mathews were apprehended, while they were driving a Maruti car (MN-03P 1278) belonging to Dingaohau, a Congress candidate of Yang Khullen Dist Council Constituency, which was reportedly hijacked by some miscreants June 1, in an incident of abduction.
The apprehend cadres were later handed over to “civil police” for further investigation, it stated.
In another incident, intimidation and attempted abduction of polling officials and ballot boxes, the jawans of Red Shield Division apprehended five miscreants, of which two were identified as NSCN (I-M) cadres, near Nurathen in Tamenglong District, the PIB release stated.
Meanwhile, the PIB also stated that 17 cadres of an underground group were apprehended from Khumoi locality in Churachandpur town by 46 Assam Rifles 2 June.
The cadres were apprehended along with one M-16 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, four carbines, one Lathode launcher and three guns, it stated.
The recovery also included large quantity of ammunition, combat dresses, binocular and radio equipment. The apprehended cadres have been handed over to the police.
The recovery comes at a time when 27 Sector Assam Rifles has further enhanced its proactive approach to counter the menace of insurgency.
While on one side the Assam Rifles in Churachandpur have kept the security situation under control, the Sector has also conducted a seminar on Peace and an Anti Drug Campaign.

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