Arms recovered, one arrested

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Imphal: A team of district commando, Imphal East and a column of 16 Assam Rifles arrested one active cadre of a proscribed underground organisation and recovered arms and ammunitions from his possession from Khabam Lamkhai, Imphal on Saturday.

The arrested person was dentified as Mayengbam Amarjit Singh, 44, son of late M. Ibocha Singh of Pangaltabi Chairen Lamkhai, Sugnu presently staying at Langol Game village, Zone III, Imphal West.

Superintendent of police, Imphal East, M. Pradip told reporters on Sunday that the combined team conducted frisking and checking in different areas of Mantripukhri-Koirengei area along the National Highway 39 on Saturday evening.

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During the operation, Amarjit was arrested from Khabam Lamkhai near auto-rickshaw parking at about 5.35 pm of the same day. A scooter (Activa) bearing registration number MN-06SA/3010 and one mobile handset along with a SIM card were recovered from his possession at the spot, he added.

The arrestee had joined the underground outfit through one Bhoge of the same outfit in August, 2021 and also disclosed that he is working under his command.

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He said about 3 days back one unknown person sent by Bhoge handed over 4 pistols along with magazine and ammunitions and advise him to keep conceal at his house.

The same combined team along with the arrestee rushed to his house at Langol Game Billage, Zone III.

One 9 mm Pistol (Glock) marked as ’19 AUSTRIA 9 X 19, LLU916 along with magazine, one 9 mm Pistol (SIG SAUER) marked as ‘P365, NEWINGTON, NH USA, 66A910916’ along with magazine, one .22 Pistol (WALTHER) marked as ‘SP22 cal. .22Lr, Carl Walthar Ulm/Do, Made in Germany, SP22 M1′, 66A910916’ along with magazine, one 9 mm Pistol along with magazine, 33 (thirty-three) nos. of 9 mm ammunitions and 10 (ten) nos. of .22 ammunitions which were kept concealed at the top of a wardrobe were recovered from his residence, the senior police officer said.

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He said the recovered arms and ammunitions were seized at about 6.40 pm of the same day by observing due formalities.

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