5 NSCN Militants Involved in Manipur Ambush on Army Held

On July 19 also, Mayanglangbam Manglemba alias Touthing Ngangba of NSCN-K was nabbed from Tuisimi village in the state.

Published: 20th August 2015 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2015 10:15 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KOLKATA: The army have arrested five insurgents of NSCN (Khaplang) involved in the June 4 ambush of a military convoy in Manipur's Chandel district which killed 18 armed forces personnel, sources said today.

"Five members of the ambush team have been caught and the search for the remaining killers is on. All the above apprehended are being handed over to NIA for further investigation," an Army source told PTI.

After the ambush, the worst such attack on the Army in two decades, special teams were tasked to investigate the incident and crucial evidences were found, the sources said adding that they were able to establish the identity of the perpetrators.

Based on inputs, the army established a vehicle check post in Utlou area of Bishnupur district and apprehended 22-year-old NSCN (K) cadre S S Pte Giftson yesterday, they said.

The source claimed that he revealed about his involvement in the ambush against 6 DOGRA regiment at Paraolon village and gave further information about the movement of his fellow team members.

Another operation was launched yesterday and one more NSCN (K) cadre involved in the ambush was held from Kakching Lamkhai yesterday. The apprehended was identified as H Bojesh Monsang, 24, a resident of Chandel district.

On July 19 also, Mayanglangbam Manglemba alias Touthing Ngangba of NSCN-K was nabbed from Tuisimi village in the state.

On June 4, a team of 6 Dogra Regiment was on a road opening patrol (ROP) as part of its daily routine along Tengnoupal-New Samtal road, about 80 km from Imphal, when it was attacked with a powerful Improvised Explosive Device.

After the IED blast, the insurgents had resorted to heavy firing at the convoy of four army vehicles with RPGs and automatic weapons.

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