Imphal: A combined team of district commando, Bishnupur and a column of 31 Assam Rifles, Loktak Battalion on Friday seized arms and ammunitions and arrested two persons during frisking and checking at Toubung Bazaar, Bishnupur district in Manipur.
The apprehended persons were identified as one T Kamminthang, 42, son of late Ginsuan of Tongciin, Tonzang, Myanmar presently staying at Lungthul village, Churachandpur district and Thangbiaklal Ngaihte, 35, son of Lalmalsawm of Nehru marg, Central Lamka, Churachandpur district.
Police said acting on an input of illegal transportation of arms and ammunitions from Churachandpur towards Moirang side, the combined team under the supervision of additional superintendent of police, Bishnupur, Roni Mayengbam and overall guidance of superintendent of police, Bisnupur, N. Herojit Singh conducted frisking and checking at Torbung Bazaar, Churachandpur district.
The combined teams detained a Swift Dzire car which was driving very swiftly, and in that, two occupants of the car, Kamminthang and Thangbiaklal after overpowered by the teams was detained for verification, it added.
They found five 0.32 Pistol MK-II bearing body number 219128531 along with 2 magazine; 219122604 along with 2 magazines; 219128543 along with 2 magazines; GSF 21 03 02502 Indian Ordinance Factory with 1 magazine along with 5 live rounds of 0.32 mm and GSF 21 03 06974 Indian Ordinance Factory with 1 magazine.
The two persons were arrested at the spot and seized the arms and ammunitions. The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Moirang police station for further verification, police said.