Police have arrested three cadres belonging to the proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) in Manipur’s  Imphal West district.

The Imphal West district police commandos arrested three militants during an operation on Tuesday evening.

Police said based on specific information about the presence of some insurgents, an operation was launched at Langjing Achouba area and arrested Maibam Abung, 33.

With the information gathered from him, police arrested two more UNLF rebels, A. Robikumar, 41, and Soibam Somen, 30.

Four China-made hand grenades, one mobile phone and one two-wheeler were found on them.

Imphal West district Police Superintendent S. Ibomcha said that the militants planned to carry out a grenade attack in the Sanakeithel areas.

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