IMPHAL, August 14: Troops of 15 Assam Rifles arrested at least two militant cadres while conducting separate counter insurgency operation in the general area of Malom Awang Lekai and Ukhongsang.
A statement issued by the PRO IGAR (s), stated that one KCP (Noyon) cadre was arrested on August 13 and one PLA cadre on August 14. The arrested cadres were identified as W Inaocha Singh (KCP-Noyon), 28, s/o Ibomcha Singh and (1150) ss cpl Thokchom Biren Singh alias Ahan Biren (PLA), 44, s/o Late Thokchom Amuncha Singh of Ukhongsang Mayai Leikai. They have been handed over to Kakching and Yairipok Police Station, respectively said the statement.
Meanwhile, Imphal West police commandos have arrested two active members of PREPAK on August 13 at 9 am from Itham Nungoi.
The arrested persons have been identified as Haobam Sunder, 49, s/o (late) Babu and Thokchom Ongbi Tampak Leima, w/o (late) Ranjit. Both are residents of Itham Nungoi.
One Chinese hand grenade was recovered from the possession of Sunder.