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Two top militants of PLA arrested in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:05

New Delhi: Two top militants of the outlawed
People`s Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur were arrested in the
national capital, police said.

"We have arrested two high-ranking militants of the
banned organisation," a senior police official said.

The PLA was formed in 1978 comprising of ethnic groups
such as Nagas, Kukis and Meiteis with the objective of
liberating Manipur. PLA militants are equipped with
sophisticated arms and involved in extortion and killings.

In January this year, Delhi Police had arrested a
28-year-old self-styled Lieutanant -- Oinam Ibomcha Singh --
of the banned outfit.

Singh had joined PLA in 1999-2000 and underwent training
in handling of arms and ammunition in Myanmar in the camps of
Maoists. His areas of operation were Delhi-Guwahati-Dimapur,
police had then said.

PTI

First Published: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:05

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