Five militants held


IMPHAL, Dec 4: Security forces have arrested at least five militants including one woman cadre of an UG group in separate counter insurgency operations launched in different part of the state since yesterday.
A team of Imphal West District Police Commandos under the supervision of S Ibomcha Singh, DSP (CDO), Imphal West acting on a credible information arrested one active member of KCP (MTF) today at around 8am from Heirangoithong bridge western side.
According to a release of the SSP, Imphal West district, the arrested militant has been identified as Thounaojam Achouba alias Loya, 21, son of Th Raguu Singh of Shamushang Shantipur Mayai Leikai. On spot verification, he disclosed that he joined the said organization in the month of August 2010 through one Thoudam Sanatomba, 30, son of Th Kumar Singh of Waheng Khuman and currently working under the command of Tiken of Waheng Khuman, the police release added.
One 9mm country made pistol with one magazine having one live round in the magazine and one .36 hand grenade were seized from his house at his instance, added the release.
Meanwhile, troops of 12 Maratha LI of 9 Sector under the HQ IGAR (S) discovering the presence of UG cadres in the general area of Utlou Lairenjam of Imphal West district launched a counter insurgency operation in the area and apprehended three cadres of the proscribed KCP (MC) from the area at around 12:45 pm on December 3.
A release of the PRO IGAR said the arrested militants are identified as Thingbaijam Thoithoi alias Ibungo, 38 years son of Th Kunjo Singh a resident of Irengbam Mamang Leikai, Kh Unittam Kumar, 48, son of Kh Ibotombi Singh of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai and Thongam Herojit Singh, 47, son of Thongam Ningthemjao Singh, a resident of Singjamei Waikhom Leikai. All the arrested militants were later handed over to the Nambol Police Station, the release added.
In another incident Thoubal district police commandos arrested one woman cadre of PREPAK (VC) while conducting frisking and checking at Yairipok Lamkhai on December 3 at about 3:10 pm.
According to a release of the SSP, Thoubal the arrested cadre has been identified as one Hidam Chandramala alias Chandramukhi Devi, 47, daughter of H Ibomcha Singh of Langdum Mayai Leikai.


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