Imphal: As a part of measures taken to maintain law and order ahead of upcoming Manipur state Legislative Assembly election a combined team of 15 Assam Rifles, 16 Assam Rifles part of 9 sector IGAR, south along with district commando, Imphal West arrested four cadres of two different proscribed outfits and seized arms and ammunitions on Thursday from different locations.
The arrested persons were Sanasam Shyamsal Meitei alias Nanao, 30, son of S Sanatomba Meitei of Hiyanthang Maning Leikai; RK Solomon alias Amon Singh, 47, son of RK Thambousana Singh of Thangmeiband Lourung purel Leikai; Waikhom Nganglentomba Meitei alias Gogo ,47 , son of late W. Thambalngou Meitei of Thangmeiband Kabrabam Leikai and Mangsatabam Romesh Meitei alias Tonjao, 18, son of late M. Tomba Meitei of Luwangshangbam Awang Leikai, Imphal East district.
Police said Shyamsal was arrested from Khagempalli Ngakrabam bridge at about 8.30 pm; Solomon and Nganglentomba were arrested from Thangmeiband Lourung Purel Leikai, Imphal West at around 10 pm of the same day.
Solomon disclosed that three of them are active cadres of a proscribed underground outfit and working under the command of major Richard alias Somen of Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai of the same outfit who is presently staying at Myanmar since last year.
One Glock pistol marked as Glock 21 Gen4 USA .45 and one magazine and 23 live rounds was recovered from the possession of Solomon; another Glock pistol marked as Glock 30 Gen4 .45 and two magazines and 17 live rounds was recovered from the possession of Nganglentomba.
One SUV (Tata Harrier) black in colour bearing registration number MN1AS 0996 and 3 mobile phones were also seized from their possession, police said.
Solomon disclosed police that in October last year he went to Myanmar to meet his commander, Richard and was handed over the seized pistols to him and instructed him to use it as and when required.
The arrested persons and seizures have been handed over to Imphal Police station for further investigation.
The same combined team also arrested Mangsatabam Romesh Meitei who is an active cadre of proscribed underground outfit KCP (PWG) from Pangei, Imphal East district on the same day.
One.32 pistol with 3 live rounds along with magazine; 2 chinese made hand grenades, 1 demand letter duly signed by one self style, finance chief, Wanglemba Meitei of the same proscribed outfit which is addressed to M/s Brijen Brick Field, Pangei, Imphal East for a sum of Rs 10 lakhs were seized.
The arrested person along with the seizures have been handed over to concerned police station for further necessary legal action, police said.