New militant outfit busted in Manipur

A joint team of Manipur Police and 26 Assam Rifles troopers on Saturday busted a newly formed militant outfit and arrested three of its cadres.

IANS| Updated: Dec 30, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
New militant outfit busted in Manipur

Imphal: A joint team of Manipur Police and 26 Assam Rifles troopers on Saturday busted a newly formed militant outfit and arrested three of its cadres.

Imphal East district Police Superintendent Kabib K said: "The Chingtam Liberation Army had kidnapped truck driver A. Akhikho on Thursday night demanding a ransom of Rs 13 lakh." 

Akhikho was kidnapped from Motbung in Senapati district triggering a highway blockade. 

Acting on a tip-off, the joint team launched a search operation during which the driver was rescued, Kabib added. 

A China-made 9 mm pistol, four mobile handsets and a scooter were recovered from the arrested cadres.

The highway blockade demanding Akhikho`s release was called off on Friday afternoon.