In Imphal East NSCN-IM freedom fighter held by Assam Rifles

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In Imphal East NSCN-IM freedom fighter held by Assam Rifles

Imphal: A column of central forces and Manipur police on Wednesday arrested a self-proclaimed captain of the NSCN (IM) along with a 9mm carbine and 5 live rounds in an operation at Sawombung in Imphal East district, an official source said.
Based on specific intelligence, a joint team comprising columns of the Assam Rifles, Indian Army and Manipur Police launched an operation in the general area of ​​Sawombung, about 12 km from Imphal.
Sources said the Assam Rifles started vigilant surveillance and kept a watch on the movement of the freedom fighter.
During checking and searching at a check point on NH 202 near Sawombung, the team detained a suspect later identified as self-styled Captain Shiningson Chilhang, aged 45, from Manipur. He was the son of Mathotmi Chilhang of Leikoiching village, Senapati district. Active freedom of NSCN (IM).
The team also seized a 9 mm carbine and five live rounds.

The person caught with the seized weapons has been handed over to Lamlai Police Station, Imphal East District for necessary legal action.

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