Imphal: Six militants belonging to different outfits have been arrested by police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel during search operations in Manipur, police said Thursday.
A combined team of Imphal East district police commandos and Assam Rifles 30th battalion arrested a militant of People`s Liberation Army (PLA) identified as Heisnam Babu (26) from Khurai area on the outskirts here last evening, sources said.
Following Babu`s interrogation, two women PLA militants identified as Potsangbam Saroja (40) and Moirangthem Kamala (37) were arrested from Uchekon Kongba in Greater Imphal area, sources said adding six kgs of RDX were recovered.
Besides 18 packets of the same explosive were found and the exact quantity still being weighed, the sources said. One remote-controlled device and two detonators were also found in their possession.
In another search operation, two militants of banned People`s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) identified as Laishram Romesh (28) and Sairem Ranjit (20) were arrested respectively from Thoubal and Imphal West districts, sources said adding monetary demand letters were recovered from their possession.
Meanwhile a militant of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) identified as Moirangthem Inao (20) along with extortion letters and a G3 rifle was NABBED from Chairenthong area in Imphal east district yesterday, police said.
Two militants of Kuki National Front (Z) identified as Mangboi Haokip (46) Jouminlal Lalboi (20) were arrested while they were coming to extort money from state forest office at Sanjenthong area here yesterday, sources said.