Imphal, March 30
As part of heightened security arrangements as a run up to the upcoming elections, Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) along with Manipur Police apprehended three cadres of proscribed UG groups in three separate operations over a period of two days.
Mantripukhri Battalion in two separate operations with Imphal East Commandos apprehended two cadres of different UG groups. In the first operation on 28 March 2019, the Battalion apprehended a Self Styled Private of PREPAK (PRO) from Chingmeirong area. The apprehended individual has been identified as Wangknem Amarjeet @ Lamyanba. The individual confessed that he is a member of PREPAK (PRO) and had joined the outfit in November 2017.
In the second operation conducted on 29 March 2019, Mantripukhri Battalion apprehended a Self Styled Sergeant Major of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) outfit from Porompat area. The individual has been identified as Gaikhanglung Kamei @ Khangkhang. The apprehended individual revealed that he had joined the outfit in year 2011 and further confessed that he has been involved in various extortion related activities for raising party fund.
In another operation on 28 March 2019, Thoubal Battalion in a joint operation with Thoubal Commandos apprehended a cadre of KCP (PWG) from Khangabok area. The individual has been identified as Thokchom Sushil Singh. The apprehendee revealed that he is a member of KCP (PWG) and has been involved in extortion related activities for raising fund for the outfit.
All three apprehended individuals were handed over to Police for further legal action. The successful apprehension of cadres of UG groups were conducted as part of overall security arrangements by the Assam Rifles to ensure smooth and fair conduct of elections.
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