Imphal, May 2: Red Shield Division apprehended one active cadre of Thadou Peoples Liberation Army (TPLA),the newly formed underground group, in operation carried out on April 28. A PIB statement said that based on specific inputs regarding presence of a suspected cadre of Thadou People Liberation Army (TPLA) carrying out extortion at Saparmaina market, an operation was launched by troops of Jwalamukhi Battalion. The Suspected individual standing at one shop tried to run away from the location on seeing the approaching troops. However he was chased down and apprehended. The apprehended cadre identified as Chungminlun khongsai, age 44 years, s/o Seikhonjang khongsai resident of village Bongmol, PS-KPI, District Senapati (Manipur).He confessed that he is an active cadre of Thadou Peoples Liberation Army (TPLA) and has been involved in extortion and kidnapping activities in Saparmaina, KPI and Motbung.The insurgent has been handed over to Imphal police Station for further investigations.
On the other hand one active cadre of KNF(P) was also apprehended by another troops of Red Shield division in an operation carried out on April 27. The person was stated to have been responsible for carrying out firing at Shantipur, PS Sekmai, Imphal West and injuring a non local resident Ramesh s/o MadanSaha on April 22.
The apprehended cadre was identified as Paominthang Singson @ Zames, aged 35yrs, s/o Satkholen Singson, resident of village Keithelmanbi of Senapati district,One 9mm Pistol and three live rounds were recovered from him. The apprehended cadre along with the recoveries has been handed over to Imphal police station for further investigation.