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Huge cache of arms, ammo recovered in Imphal East

Imphal, Oct 18 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 10/18/2021 11:59:50 AM IST

Police in Manipur’s Imphal East district have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Andro area in Imphal East district. 

The recovery was made during a raid by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police on Monday under the direction of chief minister Biren Singh, Northeast Now reported. 

“After getting reports of frequent gun firing at night around Andro area, I have instructed the district police to take up necessary action. Today, a combined team of Manipur police and Assam Rifles conducted a search operation at Andro and neighbouring area,” CM Biren Singh said.  “During the search ops, the following items were recovered: 1 improvised AK Rifle with magazine, 2 nos. of 9 mm pistol, 2 nos. of wireless set, 15 nos. of AK rifle ammunitions, 21 nos. of 9 mm ammunitions, 18 nos. of detonators, and 15 nos. of empty cases of assorted ammunitions,” CM Biren Singh further informed. 

However, no arrests have been made by the police thus far in connection with the recovery of the arms and ammunition. 

“The above recovered arms and ammunition were seized at 9:35am by observing due formalities,” the Manipur police informed in a statement.