Thoubal police nab 4 NSCN (IM) cadres

IMPHAL, Jan 11: Thoubal district police have arrested a sympathizer and three NSCN (IM) cadres during search operations carried out at different places in Thoubal district today.
According to police sources, on getting reliable information about the presence of some armed underground cadres in and around Tuisem village under Pallel police station, a team of Thoubal district police led by SP M Pradeep conducted cordon and search operation at the area from 3 am till 6.30 am.
In the search operation, seven persons including three former NSCN (IM) cadres who failed to produce proper identification proof were detained. Later they were handed over to Pallel police station for verification.
Four SSBL guns and one unauthorized weapon were recovered in the operation.
The police team also carried out search operation at Khangshim village under Kakching police station at around 7.20 am wherein a sympathizer and a captain of NSCN (IM) were arrested.
The sources identified the sympathizer as Hongsha Moshel, 32 s/o Hongsa Khongsel of Khangsim village and the captain as Ashang Hongsha, 42 s/o H Khongsha of the same village.
Ashang Hongsha also holds the Deputy Secretary post of the outfit.
Hongsha Moshel used to frequently communicate with the cadres stationed at Camp Hebron, Dimapur.
One mobile phone containing contact list of NSCN (IM) was recovered from his possession.
The police team also recovered one .38 pistol with four live rounds, one mobile phone handset and a wallet containing some documents were recovered from the possession of Ashang Hongsha. The arrested cadres have been handed over to Kakching police station for further necessary action.
In a separate search operation, a team of Thoubal police commandos led by Jamander Charanjit under the supervision of SP M Pradeep carried out search operation at Serou quarry area on receiving specefic information about the presence of some armed miscreants at the area.
During the search operation, two NSCN (IM) cadres were found collecting illegal tax from trucks at the area.
The two cadres identified as Bungdon Bingham Ningham, 29 s/o late Beti Anal of Tapopi village, Chakpikarong and Seltun Thohrin Anal, 23 s/o late Setlun Shungjong Anal of the same village were detained and verified by the commando team at the spot.
One .32 pistol loaded with one live round and a sum of Rs 1100 were recovered from the possession of Bungdon Bingham Ningham.The arrested cadres have been handed over to Sugnu police station for further necessary action, the sources added.


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