Security forces in Manipur have achieved substantial arms and ammunition seizures in ongoing operations, enhancing state security.
According to a press release statement dated October 13, the past four days, extensive searches in multiple districts led to the confiscation of 36 arms, 314 ammunition pieces, 17 explosives, and various warlike items, including vehicles.
Notable incidents during these operations include the recovery of two country-made POMPI on October 10, 2023, and a search operation on October 11, with the arrest of extortionists with firearms on the same day. Further operations on October 12 and 13 uncovered additional weapons and explosives. During these operations, various types of ammunition, grenades, lathode bombs, tear gas shells, and gunpowder were also confiscated.
These efforts have led to the arrest of three members of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and two active members of the Kangleipak Communist Party (City Meitei).
To ensure the safe movement of essential goods, strict security measures have been enacted on NH-37 and NH-2. With 134 checkpoints across Manipur, 2055 individuals were detained for verification of their activities.
Additionally, authorities have urged the public to avoid spreading unverified information and to report or return any looted arms, ammunition, or explosives to the nearest security forces for swift legal action. The State witnessed ethnic conflicts in May, which have persisted for over three months, resulting in the tragic loss of more than 160 lives