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Two MNPF cadres arrested in Imphal East

The two active cadres of MNPF were arrested from Imphal East at around 12.14 pm on Sunday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Nov 2022, 3:54 pm

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

A combined team of 4 Assam Rifles and special commando unit of Khabeisoi arrested two active cadres of an underground outfit Manipur Naga People Front (MNPF) from the gate of Santhei Natural Park, Andro, Imphal East at around 12.14 pm on Sunday.

The arrested persons have been identified as Abner Jajo, 35, son of Asopeter Jajo of Khuntak village, Khuntak Yairipok, Kamjong district and Mashungkhui Jajo, 26, son of Paothingam Jajo of Sotung (Somthar), Kamjong district.

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They were arrested during frisking and checking by the combined team acting on an information received from 4 Assam Rifles regarding the presence of two suspected persons of the outfit in the general area of Andro near Santhei Natural Park’s gate.

The combined team under the command of officer-in-charge, special commando unit, Khabeisoi, subedar L Bebekananda Singh under the supervision of SP/Railway and in-charge of special commando unit, Khabeisoi, Th Krishnatombi during frisking and checking detained the Abner and Mashungkhui for verification.

During verification they disclosed their identities and revealed that they are active cadres of MNPF. On further verification Abner disclosed that he joined the outfit in 2016 through one David of Chadong village, Kamjong district, who is holding the post of surgeon major of the outfit. He said he received basic military training at 252 Battalion Khoiriphaba, Myanmar and presently holds the post of corporal of the outfit. Presently both cadres are working under the command of chairman of the outfit, Francis, he revealed.

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Mashungkhui disclosed that he also joined the outfit through David in 2012 and got basic military training at Heikol, Myanmar. Presently he is holding the post of lieutenant of the same outfit. They disclosed that both are working for the same outfit under the command of chairman of MNPF, Francis.

Both Abner and Mashungkhui were arrested on the spot and handed over to Andro police station for further action against them.

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