Insurgent arrested with pistol in interior Manipur

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 13:25

Imphal: An insurgent of the banned People`s Liberation Army (PLA) was arrested by a combined team of police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said Wednesday.
Following a report of movement of armed ultras, the combined team launched a massive search operation at interior Wabgai Tera Pishak area yesterday and nabbed the insurgent identified as self-styled lance corporal Thongam Sanjit alias Kamo.
One 9mm pistol and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession, police ,said adding that PLA is the armed wing of Revolutionary People`s Front (RPF) which has been fighting along with some major insurgent organisations for an `independent Manipur` for over four decades now.

He has been handed over to Imphal police for further interrogation.

PTI




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