In a search operation in Imphal East, huge cache of arms captured

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In a search operation in Imphal East, huge cache of arms captured

Imphal: A total of 11 war weapons, ammunition and explosives were recovered from a large bag during an operation at a sensitive location in Imphal East district on Tuesday, police said.
A joint team of Imphal East District Police, 1/3 GR, and 29 Bn BSF B-Coy conducted a search operation in and around Moirangpural Khunou Leikai area under Thoubal Dam Police Station in Imphal East District, which searched 35 houses.
A search was conducted and the occupants were arrested, a police report on Tuesday said the homes were confirmed.
During the operation which was launched from 0730 hrs to 1030 hrs, a suspicious bag was recovered with unknown arms, ammunition and explosives inside the overground area, near the east wall of Moirangpural High School found out.

The items recovered include one .303 country-made rifle, one country-made 9mm Pistol with magazine, three No. 36 Indian hand grenades, three No. 80 hand grenades, two 7.62 mm live ammunition, three 9mm live ammunition, twenty-one blank fire .303 ammunitions, eleven mini flares 16 mm (red), one 51 mm para illuminating bomb, nine 12 gauge ammunitions, and one tube launching 1A.

The recovered items were later handed over to the Imphal East district police station for further legal proceedings, the police added.

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