Two Naga militants arrested

Imphal: Two Naga militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isac Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) were arrested by security forces belonging to Red Shield division during a search operation in interior Tamei sub division of Tamenglong district in Manipur, official sources said on Sunday.

Sources said self-styled Lt. Amo and Private Awangboni were arrested from Tamei area, about kms north-west of here, yesterday.

Two AK 56 rifles, 35 rounds of ammunition, four detonators, some other incriminating documents were recovered from their possession, sources said adding that the two have been handed over to a nearby police station.

In another incident, troops of the Red Shield division recovered 12 single barrel rifles, several rounds of 8mm pistol and three grenades from Yang Khulen village, sources said adding that the weapons were recovered from a place at Yang Khullen village in Senapati district yesterday.