Troopers of Assam Rifles have arrested three militants and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from different parts in Manipur.
On Friday the troopers of 16 Assam Rifles launched a combing operation at Saikul market in Senapati district. Two militants of the Kuki Revolutionary Army were nabbed. They were identified as Thangeo Hangsing and Lungminthang Chongloi. One .22 pistol with six rounds of live ammunition and one syringe and 10 mg of heroin were recovered from them. The recovery of drug strongly suggested that at least one of them is a drug abuser.
A combined team of police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel also nabbed Mirenjam Iboyai said to be an extremist of the United National Liberation Front.
The troopers also searched some forest areas at Lumphu on Friday morning. They found one country made 9 mm pistol, one China made hand grenade and a large number of assorted ammunition and other materials. The arrested persons and the weapons were handed over to the police.