Imphal: Loktak battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in a joint operation with Manipur Police neutralised one insurgent and apprehended another insurgent of the proscribed group Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK) in Churachandpur on Friday.
Based on specific intelligence, troops of Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police launched a joint operation in the early hours on Friday.
During the cordon and search operation, an exchange of fire ensued between the security forces and two insurgents hiding in the area. In the firefight one insurgent was neutralised and the other injured.
The injured insurgent was apprehended and evacuated to Imphal for medical treatment.
The deceased insurgent was identified as Letminthang Haokip alias Boithang Kuki, self styled C-in-C of SDFK. Three pistols and 282 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from the area, the Assam Rifles said.