Arms, amos recovered in Manipur

Imphal: Security forces have recovered arms, ammunition and explosives from Churachandpur and Tengnoupal districts of Manipur on January 6 and 9.

This was said in a press statement released on Wednesday by Manipur Police Control Room.

It said search operations and area domination were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal West, Kakching, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Imphal East and Churachandpur districts.

One carbine with magazine, one country made 9 mm pistol with magazine, five single barrel guns, one tear gas gun, eight HE-36 hand grenades, 26 rubber bullets, one SLR magazine, six tear gas shells, four rounds of 5.56 mm bullets, four rounds of 9 mm, 20 Pt.30 mm M1 carbine ammunition, five pumpis were recovered from Churachandpur district on Tuesday.

One unserviceable AK-56 Rifle, one country made pumpi, five country made shot guns, four No 36 hand grenades, 15 numbers of 5.56mm ammunition rounds, 11 AK-56 ammunition rounds, four BP pouches, one unserviceable 9mm pistol, one country made.303 rifle, one country made mortar, five country made bombs, four IEDs, 62 metal pieces likely for bomb making, two M16 magazines, one knife, seven shot gun rounds, one Motorola set, one pencil cell charger, one Ak-47 magazine, one 9mm magazine, one country made .303 magazine were recovered from Tengnoupal district on January 6.

DunIng the last 24 hours, the situation in the state was tense but under control with sporadic firing and congregation of protestors, the release said.

The police control room appealed to public to return the ‘looted arms, ammunition and explosives’ to the police or nearest security forces immediately.

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