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CM Biren announces reward for police team involved in seizure of huge cache of arms at Huikap

Huge arms and ammunition concealed in a water tank (500 litres Syntax) kept under the ground of a cowshed were recovered by a joint team of Thoubal district police on Sunday afternoon from Huikap Awang Leikai Chonga Loukol area, Thoubal district.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 29 Nov 2021, 2:36 pm

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The police team involved in the operation that led to the seizure of a huge cache of arms and arrest of three persons at Huikap Awang Leikai of Thoubal district, Manipur will be rewarded a sum of Rs 10 lakhs with commendation.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh made the announcement on Monday in Imphal and congratulated the police team.

“I congratulate the Thoubal Police team led by SP Jogeschandra Haobijam on recovering huge cache of arms and arresting three individuals from Huikap Awang Leikai during an operation. The team involved in the operation will be rewarded a sum of Rs 10 lakhs along with commendation,” the chief minister tweeted.

CM Biren also assured to give service recommendation letters to all the security personnel involved in the operation.

The weapon were seized following a disclosure by a proscribed UG group member, who was nabbed by the joint police team during a house-to-house search operation conducted at Huikap area on Sunday afternoon, SP of Thoubal Jogeshchandra Haobijam told reporters.

Huge arms and ammunition which were concealed in a water tank (500 litres Syntax) kept under the ground of a cowshed were recovered by a joint team of Thoubal district police on Sunday afternoon from Huikap Awang Leikai Chonga Loukol area, Thoubal district.

The recovered weapons included one AK-81 Rifle with three magazine, one AK-86 with three magazine, one M-16 A4-UBGL (40 mm Grenade Launcher) magazine, one M-16 with one magazine, one RPG Launcher, one RPG Shell, 13 AK-56 with 13 magazine, 200 numbers of 7.62 x 39mm live rounds and 10 numbers of 5.56 mm live rounds, police said.

Meanwhile, the chief minister informed that the NIA is yet to taken over the recent Churachandpur ambush case officially.

"But I have strongly believe that the NIA will take over the case very soon," CM Biren added.

Also Read: Huge cache of arms and ammunition seized from water tank in Thoubal

First published:29 Nov 2021, 10:23 am

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