IMPHAL: Four militants, including one having Pakistani links, were arrested by a joint team of Assam Rifles (AR) and Manipur police commandos from different places in Manipur in past 48 hours.
One worker of National Revolutionary Front of Manipur (NRFM) was arrested from Yairipok Bazar in state's Thoubal district on Thursday by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Thoubal district police commando, a press release issued by PRO Assam Rifles said. The arrested person, identified as Khullem Dilleay (29) of Thoubal district, confessed to have conspired to hand over Rs 27 lakh to unknown persons in New Delhi and also suspected to have made attempts to get information regarding procurement of explosive chemicals and other materials.
He further admitted to have travelled to Malaysia and met one Azam Khan, a Pakistani citizen, and was in constant touch with him through WhatsApp and phone ever since, the release said. Dilleay, whose VISA was allegedly arranged by a resident of New Delhi, also confessed to have carried out research about getting access to vital information about nuclear power plant in India.
He was also using same mobile handset to pass the vital information to his contacts at Tamu in Myanmar as well as Azam Khan of Pakistan, the release said. Another cadre of outlawed people Liberation Army (PLA) identified as self-styled corporal Sanasam Ojit Singh alias Thomson (30) of Wangoo Awang Leikai of Manipur's Thoubal district was arrested by the troops of AR on Thursday, the PRO said in another press statement.
Meanwhile, the Manipur Police spokesman said in a separate release that one active member of outlawed People Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak group namely Nandeibam Gunindro alias Gunen (47) of Ningombam Pebiya Pandit Leikai were arrested in Manipur's Imphal East district yesterday.
Yet another militant, belonging to outlawed NSCN(K) identified as Lamphakka Koba Maring (33) of Laiching Kangsang village of Thoubal district, was arrested by AR from Tuisimi village yesterday. A combined team of AR and Moreh police commando netted one outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) cadre identified as self-styled Sergent P Yaima Singh (37) of Langthel Mamang Leikai of Thoubal district on Thursday, a press release of Assam Rifles said.