Arrested ZUF cadres (File image).

Manipur police has arrested four cadres belonging to Zeliangrong United Front (Kamso) in Imphal East district.

Police said acting on a tip off about the presence of tribal militants, a joint team of Imphal east district police and police commandos launched a search operation at New Chekkon area in Imphal east district.

During the operation, the police team managed to nab the four ZUF (K) militants.

The Police team recovered sophisticated guns from their possession, said Imphal east SP N. Herojit.

He said the rebels were allegedly involved in the extortion of railway construction companies and vehicles plying along NH 2, which connects Manipur with Assam via Nagaland.

The four rebels were identified as D. Golmei, G. Ruangmei, J. Golmei and Makindin Golmei.

During preliminary interrogation, they disclosed the place in Noney where they had stashed weapons.

They led the team to the hiding place. A combined team of police commandos and personnel of 10 Assam Rifles conducted search operations in Noney district.

Herojit said that the team found one HK 33 rifle with one magazine, two RPG launchers and one self-loading rifle.

A case was registered against the accused rebels.

In another incident, Imphal west district police commandos arrested one Kanglei Yawol Kunna Lup (KYKL) militant from Singjamei area on Friday night.

The rebel has been identified as Joyson Abonmei.

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