4 NSCN-IM leaders apprehended


Imphal:  Special Commando Unit, Khabeisoi of Manipur Police on Thursday arrested four NSCN -IM leaders from Inter State Bus Terminus Imphal, Khuman Lampak, Imphal West.

The four persons were identified as Pfoziio Kayina alias Thohri Kayina, 35, son of late Eheni Kayina of Tadubi Senapati district, Manipur; Setoi Yeptha, 32, son of Zhevukhu Yeptha of Zunheboto, Sarmi district, Nagaland; Arippo Zelang, 30, son of late Motrong of Machecum Dimapur, Nagaland; and Khareiting Mung, 39, son of Phungpha of Ajungtag, Ukhrul district, Manipur.

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They were arrested by the police team who were in routine round frisking and checking of the precaution measure of the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly Session. They were moving on foot at the bus terminus area when the police rushed at the area following an information of their presence.

The four militants disclosed that Pfoziio Kayina joined the outfit in the year 2010 and got basic military training at General Training field HQ Kaphire district, Nagaland and has Army No. 42382 and his rank is

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Lieutenant of NSCN-IM. He was working under the command of one Temjen Brigadier of  NSCN-IM. Khareiting  joined in the year 2002 through one Major Unaopem Tangkhul and got basic Military training at Hebron and has army No. 0P2431145 and his rank is Lieutenant of NSCN-IM. He is working  under the command of one Colonel Ayo of NSCN-IM and Setoi Yeptha joined the outfit in the year 2009 and got basic military training at Hebron Training center, Dimapur and has army No. 80829 and his rank is 2nd  Lieutenant of NSCN-IM, and Arippo Zelang joined in the year 2021 through one Sumoil Zelang and got basic military traning at Hebron training center Dimapur and has army No.44061 and his rank is corporal of NSCN-IM, a police report said.

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The arrested persons were handed over to Imphal Police station for further legal action against them, it added.


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