A combined team of security forces has apprehended two persons, including one active cadre of the Kuki National Army (KNA), who was found away from his designated SoO camp, while conducting search operations at four villages in Tengnoupal district at 1 pm on Wednesday.
The search operations was launched by a combined team of Special CDO, Moreh CDO, Thoubal CDO, kakching CDO, 5th IRB, 5 th AR, 181 BSF, 156 BSF and 192 BSF stationed at Moreh at JH Vajang village, Haolemkhopi village, S.T. Moullenphai village and Yangoupokpi village.
Around 3 pm, as the team started searching the hill terrain and river bank at Yangoupokpi village, two persons in a very suspicious manner were detained and verified.
One revealed himself as a self-styled active lance corporal of KNA posted at Moreh under one self-styled Let. Lunmang Haikip alias Mamang. He identified himself as Seikholun Vaiphei, 35, son of Thangpao Vaiphei of Zion Veng Tuinom Part IV, Moreh.
He further disclosed that he joined KNA in October 2004 under army no. 1483 of 22nd batch trained at Minou, Moreh near AR camp. One aadhar card, driving licence, PMJAY card, one Realme handset with one Airtel and one Myanmarese sim card and one Jupiter scooter without regd No, red in colour was recovered from his possession.
The second person identified himself as one Lupho Otminlal Hangmi, 19, son of Letngam Lupho Hangmi of Yangoupokpi village, Moreh.
A One Plus Android mobile handset with one Airtel and a Myanmarese sim card were recovered from his possession.
They were apprehended at 4.30 pm from the river bank beside the hill terrain of Yangoupokpi Village and handed over to Moreh Police Station for further legal action.