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Manipur police on Tuesday apprehended four cadres of the banned insurgent group Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup (KYKL).

As per reports, the four militants have been arrested in Manipur’s Thoubal district.

The arrested militant cadres have been identified as Amujao Meitei, Sadokpam Nongpoknganba, Khagenbam Athoi, and Mayanglangbam Khoiraba.

A team of police led by Thoubal superintendent of police (SP) Soibam Ibomcha arrested the four militants at around 8.30 am on Tuesday.

According to police, all four persons are active members of the Manipur-based banned militant outfit.

In order to keep themselves away from police and security forces, the militants had set up camps in the hilly areas of Myanmar.

The police claimed the four militants revealed that they had received military training for 45 days at Tanan Training Centre in Myanmar.

“During preliminary questioning, the cadres revealed that they were trained for 45 days at a centre in Myanmar,” said Thoubal superintendent of police Soibam Ibomcha.

“Further details will be revealed after investigation,” he further added.

On December 16, security force personnel nabbed a woman cadre of the Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup on charges of being involved in extortion in Kakching district, police had said.

It may be mentioned that KYKL is a banned Meitei rebel outfit of Manipur formed in January 1994.

The militant organization was formed after the unification of breakaway factions like Ibopishak factions of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), United National Liberation Front (UNLF) led by Namoijam Oken and the People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) led by Meiraba.


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