Manipur police recovered more cache of arms and ammunition from Phayeng, Kangpokpi and Bishnupur districts amid conflict in the state on August 15-16, police sources said.
According to the Manipur Police report, based on a reliable information about the presence of some arms in and around adjoining area of Apunlok Cannal of Phayeng and Kadangband towards Twuikun village, a search operation was launched at 2.45 pm by a team led by SP Imphal West, S Ibomcha Singh, including M Amit Singh, ASP (Ops) IW, Dysp (ops) RK Eden Singh, Insp. P Achouba Meetei OC-CDO-IW, H Sanjoy Meitei, OC Lamsang-PS and recovered arms and ammunition that were abandoned on the western side corner of Apunlok Canal of Phayeng Kadangband road.
The cache of arms and ammunication included three Pistol; two Pistol Magazine; one Sub-Machine Gun 9 mm Carbine without magazine; six HE-36 Hand Grenades without detonator; 10 Tube Launching; 12 Ballistic rounds marked with H7.62D and six Grenade Firing Rings.
All articles were seized and a regular case was registered for investigation, the police said.
The police also recovered 11 arms, and seventy-eight ammunition in search operations in fringe and vulnerable areas of Bishnupur and Kangpokpi districts.
Manipur police on August 15 posted on Twitter, "Search operations were conducted in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Bishnupur and Kangpokpi districts in which 11 arms and 78 ammunitions were recovered."
Meanwhile, a total of 124 Nakas/ checkpoints were installed in different sistricts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley, and police detained 1,289 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the state.