Manipur Police arrested suspected members of two proscribed outfits during frisking and checking on Friday.
As per a statement from the Manipur Police Control Room, police arrested three suspected active members of proscribed KCP (Noyon). They are 21-year-old Md Imtiyaz Khan, alias Angouba from Kairang Mayai Leikai, Imphal East; 33-year-old Thokchorn Romeshchandra Singh, alias Ayangba from Phubala Awang Leikai and 30-year-old Md Salim from Kairang Mamang Leikai in Imphal East District, it stated.
They were reportedly engaged in extorting money from various business establishments, it asserted. It further said that a case has been registered at Heingang Police Station for thorough investigation and the identification of their associates.
Meanwhile, a joint security team also arrested a proscribed member of proscribed RPF/PLA namely Aheibam Amorjit Singh, 50, from Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Imphal East during mobile frisking and checking at Mantripukhri Bazar, Imphal East on Friday.
He was reportedly involved in extorting money from three-wheelers plying along NH-2, it said. A case has been registered for further investigation, it added.
It also mentioned that Manipur Police on Thursday recovered 15 suspected gold biscuits from one Maruti Van at Patsoi driven by one B Balasuparmani, son of M Baskar from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The said person has been arrested and further legal proceedings have been initiated, it stated.
It further said that search operations and area domination were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Thoubal, Kakching and Imphal East districts. The statement also said that the situation in the state was tense but under control with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of protestors.
It mentioned that movement of 230 and 255 vehicles along NH-37 and NH-2 respectively with essential items have been ensured and strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles.
A total of 142 Nakas/Checkpoints were installed in different Districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley and Police detained 241 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the State, it added.
It further appealed to the general public not to believe in rumours and be aware of false videos. It also advised them to confirm any circulation of unfounded videos by dialling rumour-free number - 9233522822 of the Central Control room and to return looted arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or nearest security forces immediately.