Arms dealer nabbed
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 24: Assam Rifles personnel arrested one suspected arms dealer along with an accomplice from the general area of Kakching on May 22.
Based on inputs received regarding a weapons deal taking place in the general area of Kakching Garden, the AR troops established multiple mobile vehicle check posts in the area on May 22.
Later, a Maruti 800 car was stopped for checking by the security personnel but the accused, identified as Kn Angdum (43) s/o D Tomba of Khudei Khunou village, rushed out of the car pointing a loaded pistol at the Assam Rifles troops and attempted to flee.
The Assam Rifles troops pursued the individual and nabbed him after a brief scuffle.
His accomplice, D Madun (25) s/o D Tomba of the same locality was caught from inside the car as well.
Upon interrogation, the individuals provided information regarding a cache of weapons hidden beneath a nearby culvert and a detailed search of the area led to the recovery of three AK-56 rifles with magazines, one 9 mm pistol with a magazine and five rounds.
One Maruti 800 car and a FZ Yamaha motor cycle involved in the gun running racket were also seized.
On questioning, Angdum revealed that he is an ex cadre of NSCN (IM) and had served in the outfit from 1992 to 2011.
He also revealed that he has been helping the outfit with regard to their various logistic issues.
Both the individuals were booked and handed over to Kakching PS.