Two MNPF insurgents arrested

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Imphal: A combined team of 4th Assam Rifles and special commando unit, Khabeisoi arrested two active cadre of an underground outfit Manipur Naga People Front (MNPF) from the gate of Santhei Natural Park, Andro, Imphal East on Sunday.

The arrested persons were identified as one Abner Jajo, 35, son of Asopeter Jajo of Khuntak Village,Khuntak Yairipok, Kamjong district and Mashungkhui Jajo, 26, son of Paothingam Jajo of Sotung (Somthar), Kamjong district.

They were arrested during frisking and checking by the combined team acting on an information received from 4th Assam Rifles regarding presence of two suspected persons of the outfit in general area of Andro near Santhei Natural Park’s gate.

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The combined team under the command of officer-in-charge, special commando unit, Khabeisoi, subedar L Bebekananda Singh under the supervision of SP/Railway and in-charge of special commando unit, Khabeisoi, Th Krishnatombi during frisking and checking detained the Abner and Mashungkhui for verification.

During verification they disclosed their identity and revealed that they are the active cadres of MNPF. On further verification Abner disclosed that, he joined the outfit in 2016 through one David of Chadong village, Kamjong district, which is holding the post of surgeon major of the outfit. He had received basic military training at 252 Battalion Khoiriphaba, Myanmar and presently holding a post of lieutenant of the outfit. Presently both cadres are working under the command of chairman of  the outfit, Francis.

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Mashungkhui disclosed that he joined the outfit through David in 2012 and got basic military training at Heikol, Myanmar. Presently, he is holding a post of lieutenant in the outfit.

They disclosed that they are working for the outfit under the command of MNPF chairman, Francis.

Both Abner and Mashungkhui were arrested on the spot and handed over to Andro police station.

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