In a major move, two valley-based freedom fighters arrested

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In a major move, two valley-based freedom fighters arrested

Imphal: A contingent of the Assam Rifles and Manipur police arrested two active freedom fighters of different valley-based underground groups and recovered several arms and ammunition including a pistol, officials said on Wednesday.

Acting on specific intelligence of the presence of freedom fighters in the general area Wangkhem, Yaripok, in Thoubal District, Manipur, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur police launched a joint operation.

The operation resulted in the arrest of an active freedom fighter of the proscribed Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL) with a 9 mm Pistol and ammunition.

The joint team, based on specific intelligence inputs regarding extortion activities carried out by freedom fighters on trucks carrying timber near Komlaching in the Senapati district, launched an operation.

The search resulted in the apprehension of a banned KCP (T) freedom fighter involved in the extortion activity.

The team recovered from him several items including one Bolero, one grenade, one 9mm Pistol, ammunition, and other war-like stores.

The apprehended individuals and recovered items have been handed over to the Police.

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