A large cache of arms and ammunition were seized during a cordon and search operation carried out at adjacent villages of Sangaithel and Longa Koireng villages near Hills slope under Patsoi Police Station in Imphal West on Wednesday as a part of the security measures being taken in Manipur.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Imphal West commando, Sangaithel OP and Troops of 5/9-GR stationed at Sangaithel.
Acting on a tip-off, the team led by OC Patsoi Police Station, Kh Sunilkumar Singh carried out the drive under the supervision of SP Imphal West, Dr Ibomcha Singh around 1:45 pm.
During the search operation, the team seized the firearms which included 2 locally made GI pipe pumpi guns connected with wires, one single barrel gun, fifty 12 bores live cartridges, 4 mortar shells and electrical wires. However, no suspects were arrested, the police said.
Meanwhile, Patsoi Police Station has registered a case for further investigation and legal formalities.
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