Two insurgents nabbed, explosive stock recovered

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Imphal: Manipur Police on Sunday apprehended two cadres of ‘United Nations Liberation Front (UNLF)’ from their residences at Imphal West and Imphal East.

The two militants were identified as Kshetrimayum Bhogendro, 41, son of Ksh. Kunjakeshwor Singh of Khongman Zone III, Imphal East and Aheibam Nabin Singh, 48, son of A. Nabakumar of Thangmeiband Yurnnam Leikai, Imphal West.

The police recovered six electronic digital circuit which were similar to thc device used in IED planted at Singjamci Chingnmakha on September 8 from the possession of Bhogendro. Nineteen demand letters in the letter head of UNLF to serve to various government officials, corporators, councillors, pradhans and private persons; a pen drive containing other incriminating articles, a PAN card and three mobile phones were also recovered from his possession.

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Imphal West superintendent of police Ksh. Shivakanta said Bhogendro disclosed that he is an active cadre of UNLF and started working for the organisation since 2006 under the command of self-styled Major Chaoba of UNLF.

He also disclosed that he had made numerous monetary demands and threatening phone calls to general public and government establishments. He further disclosed that he had handed over two digital electronic circuits, same as recovered from Bhogendro, to Aheibam Nabin, the senior police officer said.

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Hence, both Bhogendro and Nahin were arrested, he added.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Bhogendro is the man behind planting of IED at Singjamci Chingamakha near Basketball ground on September 8, and he is also involved in another extortion case registered at Singjamei Police station.

The arrested persons and the seized items have been handed over to Singjamei Police station and remanded to police custody for further investigation, Shivakanta said.

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