Security forces on Monday arrested two cadres of non-SoO group Chin Kuki Liberation Army (CKLA) from Chaljang, Churachandpur district and seized several arms and ammunition including opium and cash from their possession.
As per sources, security forces have seized two 5.56 Insas Rifle, one MQ Assault Rifle, one AK 47, one M16, one Sniper Rifle with telescope, two AK 47 Mag, one 5.56 Insas Rif Mag, one M16 Mag, one Sniper Mag, 48 7.62mm Ball Ammunition, 57 5.56 Insas Ball Ammunition, four 7.62mm Sniper Ball Ammunition, one Binocular, four Radio sets, one Radio set charger, approx 2.5 kg of Opium, Rs 4,86,500 in cash, one Burmese Sword, one Khukri, 3 AADHAR cards, one Veh Registration, one Pan Card, one Purse, one Redmi 10 A Mobile from their possession.
Manipur police posted on X that the cadres of non-SoO group CKLA were apprehended from Chaljang, Churachandpur district along the Indo-Myanmar border.
Security forces arrested a commander of SoO group with drugs on October 15. Upon receiving specific information of the presence of some UG cadres at Phaitol village, security forces launched an operation.
During the October 15 operation, the team came across a white coloured Bolero bearing registration no. MN03P1934 near the community hall playground of Phaitol village.
On verification, the driver was identified as Lamtinsei Singson (50) @ Seipu @ Ishael, S/o Letkhosich Singson of Chiengkwnpang, Churachandpur and revealed that he is the Commander in Chief of UTLA/KNO (Seipu group) presently in SoO camp of Chongkhujou in Henglep of Churachandpur district.
On checking of the vehicle, 10 soap cases containing brown sugar weighing around 124 grams in total were found. The person with the vehicle along with the recovered items was handed over to Jiribam police station.