Imphal: Secretary forces have recovered nine arms during search operations conducted in the adjoining areas of Churachandpur and Bishnupur districts.
Security forces conducted search operations in Lanza-Khodang areas and recovered the arms including two 303 Rifles, one 51mm Mortar, one tear gas gun, 17 smoke candles, three CM Mag, three tear gas rounds, nine tear gas (hand grenades), 332 rubber bullets, four 12 Bore Rifles, one Muzzle loaded Rifle.
Exchange of fire between armed miscreants occurred at Mualngat, Terakhongsangbi areas, Gothol, Pholjang and Kwakta Ward No. 8 areas. Security forces retaliated and repelled the miscreants, it added.
During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state is tense with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of pmtestors, Manipur Police Control Room said on Monday.
One person was arrested from Chassad Avenue, Checkon, Imphal East while he was stealing from one abandoned house and has been remanded into judicial custody.
In the last 24 hours, congregation of protestors was reported at different locations in the five valley districts. State police took up necessary security measures and prevented any untoward incident.
A total of 122 checkpoints were installed in different districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley and police detained 843 persons in conncction with violations in different districts of the state.