Imphal: Assam Rifles and Manipur Police busted a hideout of proscribed insurgent group ZUF (J) and recovered cache of arms and ammunition from Nungjang village, Kangpokpi district on Tuesday.
Based on specific inputs regarding the presence of ZUF (J) cadres, troops of Assam Rifles Khoupum battalion along with Manipur Police under the aegis of IGAR (South) launched a search operation at Nungjang village. The cadres managed to escape the place before the arrival of security forces, the Assam Rifles said on Wednesday.
On thorough search of the area, arms and ammunition were recovered. The haul included one .22 mm pistol, one 9 mm revolver, two M-79 grenades and 18 live rounds of different calibers.
The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to Keithalmanbi Police station for further legal action, the Assam Rifles said.