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In Manipur large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered, 3 arrested

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Guwahati: On the directions of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Indian Army is conducting an operation against the Manipur terrorist. State forces and paramilitary forces are already conducting operations against terrorist groups. However, after the killing of 7 Indian Army personnel in Manipur, the Indian Army launched an operation against the terrorists. The People’s Liberation Army of Manipur was formed in 1978. In Manipur, the organisation has been fraudulently attacking Indian security forces in the recent past. The Indian Army has achieved great success in Manipur in the last 7 days.

Security forces on Monday  recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition based on intelligence inputs during the operation. A large cache of ammunition including an RPG launcher, two rocket launchers, one M-16 UBGL and various rifles of AK version was recovered in Imphal Eastern district of Manipur today, the Indian Army officer-in-charge said today.This information was given by the police. An Indian Army official said, a United National Liberation Front (UNLF) militant and two others have been arrested for hiding weapons inside a 500 litre water tank buried under a gaushala in the case. According to a police official, acting on an intelligence inputs, a team of police commandos conducted door-to-door searches at Huikap Awang Leunit Chonga Lokol in Andro police station area in the afternoon. A suspect tried to escape after seeing the commando team.

According to a police official, the policemen chased the fleeing man and nabbed him. The 43-year-old arrested turned out to be an extremist of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) organisation, identified as El Prafulla Singh. Based on the information furnished by Prafulla, a 500 litre plastic water tank buried under the ground was removed in a gaushala and a large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from it. According to the police official, 13 AK-56 rifles, one rocket propelled grenade launcher and shell, one AK-81 rifle with three magazines, AK-86 rifle with three magazines, one M-16 rifle with magazine, 200 cartridges and other ammunition were also recovered in addition to one M-16. According to a police official, two persons, L Kumar Singh and W Tompok Singh, were also arrested. Both of them are accused of helping Phaffulo hide the weapons.

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