Huge Cache Of Arms, Ammunition Seized In Manipur, 2 Arrested

Guwahati: A huge cache of arms and ammunition have been seized by the security forces and arrested two cadres of the banned outfit People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from Imphal district of Manipur on Tuesday.

Based on specific input of presence of some PLA cadres, the Thoubal district police along with Assam Rifle in a joint operation arrested the cadres.

The seized items include five grenades, three pistols, three IEDs and three detonators.

As per reports, the explosives were supposed to be used to damage government installations in the Imphal valley ahead of Republic Day celebrations next year.

The recoveries were made in Heirok area following questioning of the two PLA cadres, Superintendent of Police Jogeshchandra Haobijam said.

“Following inputs about the presence of cadres of PLA at Heirok area, a joint operation was conducted by Thoubal district police and Assam Rifles. Two cadres were apprehended,” Haobijam said.

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