Arms, ammos recovered in Manipur’s Kangpokpi

Imphal: Security forces on Friday recovered arms and ammunitions Kangpokpi district of Manipur during search operations and area domination conducted in the fringe and vulnerable areas of the state.

One 9mm pistol with magazine, one 7.65mm pistol with magazine, ten 9mm ammunition, two .32 mm ammunition, three 9 mm empty case and 02 (two) .32 mm empty case were recovered from general area between Songjang village and Thonglang Akutpa village along I.T road of Kangpokpi district.

One carbine machine gun with magazine, one INSAS magazine, eight 5.56 mm ammunition, one No.36 Hand grenade, one 51 mm Mor Illumination round, one local made Pumpi, two local made hand grenade and one walkie-Talkie along with charger were recovered from N. Changoubung of Kangpokpi.

During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state was tense with sporadic incidents of firing but under control, Manipur Police Control Room said on Friday.

Manipur Police arrested three active cadres of UPPK from Bazaar area, Imphal West, ‘who were involved in extortion of money from various establishments.’

Various incriminating items were also seized from their possession. A case has been registered for further investigation and they have been remanded into police custody by judicial magistrate, the police control room said.

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