Police in Manipur’s Imphal East district have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Andro area in Imphal East district. 

The recovery was made during a raid by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police on Monday under the direction of chief minister Biren Singh. 

“After getting reports of frequent gun firing at night around Andro area, I have instructed the district police to take up necessary action. Today, a combined team of Manipur police and Assam Rifles conducted a search operation at Andro and neighbouring area,” CM Biren Singh said. 

“During the search ops, the following items were recovered: 1 improvised AK Rifle with magazine, 2 nos. of 9 mm pistol, 2 nos. of wireless set, 15 nos. of AK rifle ammunitions, 21 nos. of 9 mm ammunitions, 18 nos. of detonators, and 15 nos. of empty cases of assorted ammunitions,” CM Biren Singh further informed. 

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However, no arrests have been made by the police thus far in connection with the recovery of the arms and ammunition. 

“The above recovered arms and ammunition were seized at 9:35am by observing due formalities,” the Manipur police informed in a statement. 

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