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Two TPLA Cadres apprehended after fierce gun battle

SENAPATI: Troops of Jwalamukhi Battalion under the aegis of Senapati Brigade of Red Shield Division after a fierce gun battle succeeded in apprehending two active and hardcore cadres of TPLA including a huge cache of automatic weapons and ammunition in an operation carried out near village Ekban on 23 Mar 16.
           
Based on specific intelligence about presence of a group of armed cadres near village Ekban, an operation was launched and the area was cordoned.  The armed cadres sensing the presence of security forces fired sporadically which was retaliated with controled fire by own forces.  However the troops managed to apprehend two cadres identified as Lalthanglel Lhovum, age - 20 years, s/o Nehmang, resident of village  Motbung, District  Senapati  and Neopa Khongsai, age - 26 years, s/o late Rilsut Thang, resident of village Ekban, District Senapati. Two AK-47 Rifles, two magazines of  AK-47 Rifles, 30 AK-47 live rounds, one 7.62mm SLR Rifle, one magazine of 7.62mm SLR Rifle, 26 live rounds of 7.62mm SLR, one 9mm Pistol, three live rounds of 9mm Pistol and one Handheld Motorola Radio Set were recovered from the nabbed cadres.

The apprehendees along with recovered arms and ammunition have been handed over to police for further interrogation.

Source: PIB Defence Imphal

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