Five insurgents apprehended, explosives seized in Manipur

The Assam Rifles in coordination with the Manipur Police, in five different operations, apprehended five members belonging to different insurgent groups.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 18 Dec 2021, 5:31 am

(Photo: IFP)

(Photo: IFP)

At least five insurgents were apprehended in five operations by the Assam Rifles at different places in Manipur, sources said.

The Somsai Battalion of the Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) on Friday stated that it has foiled a “terrorist strike” by apprehending an individual carrying two kilograms of explosive which is used for making IEDs, near Ukhrul on Thursday.  

Based on specific inputs, troops of AR launched an operation leading to the apprehension, IGAR (South) stated in a release.

It stated that the apprehended individual was carrying the explosive, one remote control and batteries for making IEDs which he was planning to plant in Ukhrul to target the civilians.

The apprehended individual along with recovered explosives was handed over to Lamlai police station for further legal proceedings, it added.

In another case, the AR in coordination with the Manipur police, in four different operations, apprehended two insurgents of KCP(N), one insurgent of PREPAK(PRO) and one over ground worker of a UG insurgent outfit in Bishnupur, Imphal West and Ukhrul districts on December 14, 15 and 15 respectively, it stated. 

During the operations, one hand grenade was also recovered from one of the KCP(N) insurgents from Bishnupur market, it stated, adding that the insurgents were handed over to Manipur police for further investigation. 

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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