Imphal: Two prominent militant leaders of
the banned People`s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
were arrested during search operations by security personnel
in the interior Senapati district of Manipur, officials said
43rd Assam Rifles personnel launched a manhunt at
Kanglatongbi area in the district following reports of
movement of militants last evening.
During the search operation, a PREPAK militant identified
as Elangbam Sanatom alias Sakhitombi (46) was arrested, they
said, adding that following his interrogation, another
self-styled major of the party identified as Soibam Shyam (54)
was nabbed from a nearby area last evening.
Both have been handed over to Sekmai police station
located under Imphal West district.
In another incident, 16th Maratha Light Infantry
personnel arrested two sympathisers of PREPAK from Nachou area
in Bishenpur district yesterday, they said.