A joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police recovered arms and ammunition in Thoubal district on Tuesday while also arresting a cadre of the NSCN-IM from Sawombung area, sources said on Wednesday.
According to a release from the IGAR(S), acting on a credible intelligence, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched a search operation in general area Kamu Ridge, Thoubal district on Tuesday and recovered arms, ammunition and war like store to include one 9 mm pistol, eight grenades, one radio set, ammunition and other warlike stores.
In a similar operation, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched a search operation in general area Nongpok Sekmai in Thoubal district and recovered three launcher rifle grenades and ammunition, the IGAR(S) said.
Coordinated operations carried out by security forces in Manipur have resulted in thwarting the nefarious designs of inimical elements, it added.
In another incident, based on specific intelligence a joint team of columns from Assam Rifles, Indian Army and Manipur Police commenced operations in the general area of Sawombung, the IGAR(S) said.
During checking and frisking at a CheckPoint on NH 202 near Sawombung, the team detained a suspected person who was later identified as SS Captain Shiningson Chilhang, Age 45 Years, son of Mathotmi Chilhang of Leikoiching village, Senapati district, an active cadre of NSCN (IM).
The team also seized one 9mm Carbine with five live rounds.
The arrested person along with the seized weapon has been handed over to Lamlai Police Station, Imphal East District for necessary legal action, the IGAR(S) said.