Imphal: Manipur Police and troops recovered arms and ammunition and an IED in two separate incidents.
Churachandpur Battalion and Manipur Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Chinglangmei village, Churachandpur district on Tuesday.
Assam Rifles official said based on specific inputs, troops of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched a search operation which led to the recovery of cache which included one 7.62 mm SLR Rifle, one 7.62 mm M-16 Rifle, one 7.62 mm Modified Rifle, one Handheld ICOM radio set with charger, two 7.62 mm SLR magazine, one Chinese hand grenade and fifteen live rounds of different calibers.
The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to Kumbi Police Station for further legal action.
In another incident on Monday, Manipur Police and troops of Joupi and Phundrei Battalions recovered an Improvised explosive device(IED) near Kuljang village in Chandel district.
The IED was safely detonated by Manipur Police the bomb disposal squad. Assam Rifles official said the IED was meant to target the movement of local populace as well as the Security Forces along the Sugnu – Joupi road.