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5 militants arrested in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh

IMPHAL: One suspected militant of the NSCN-IM faction was injured in a gun fight with Assam Rifles troops in Manipur’s Noney district on Wednesday evening.

According to reports, the encounter took place in the area between Sibilong and Sinam village of Noney district.
A top official of Manipur police said that, the troops of Assam Rifles had apprehended another militant from the encounter area.
The injured militant was rushed to nearest hospital and he is yet to be identified.

The troops of Assam Rifles’s Longding and Khonsa battalion had apprehended four militants belonging to NSCN-U and NSCN-K factions in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday evening.

Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, based on intelligence input the Assam Rifles troops of Longding battalion had launched operation at Sonari area and apprehended three NSCN-U militants.

The nabbed militants were identified as Jaichok, Self Styled Lance Corporal Panyam Wangjen and Wangpan Wangsa.

Security personnel had recovered two pistols with live ammunition, opium, extortion note, paper with extortion details, multiple mobile phones and other incriminating evidence in possession from them.

Post spot interrogation the militants admitted allegiance to NSCN-U and admitted that the trio under the Self Styled Private had been involved in extortion activities for last six months.

In separate operation launched by the Khonsa battalion had apprehended a militant of banned outfit NSCN-K from Khonsa town area.

The nabbed militant was identified as Kammo Kanglom and security forces had recovered a pistol, live ammunition, opium and extortion note in possession from him.

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