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Magisterial probe ordered into looting of arms from IRB camp in Manipur

IMPHAL, FEBRUARY 19: The Manipur Government has ordered a magisterial probe into the looting of arms from an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) camp at Chingarel in Imphal East district on February 13 to "ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to the incident". An order issued by the Home Department on Sunday said "an unfortunate incident occurred on February 13 in which a mob mostly youths stormed the camp of 5th IRB located at Chingarel Tezpur and snatched away arms and ammunition leading to a confrontation between mob and security forces...
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Arms, explosives seized in Manipur

Imphal, January 11: Huge cache of arms and explosives were seized from Manipur’s Churachandpur and Tengnoupal districts, police said on Thursday. In Churachandpur district, the security forces seized a carbine, a country-made 9 mm pistol, five single barrel guns, eight HE-36 hand grenades, six tear gas shells and several ammunitions for 9 mm pistol and M1 Carbine on January 9, they said. In Tengnoupal district, four HE-36 grenades, an unserviceable AK-56 rifle, five country-made shotguns, five crude bombs, four IEDs, a country-made mortar and ammunitions for AK-56 rifle on January...
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4 arrested; arms, explosives seized in Manipur

Imphal, October 26: Security forces arrested four persons including two militants from three different places in Manipur and seized arms and ammunition from their possession, police said on Thursday. Two persons were arrested in Churachandpur district and one firearm along with 25 rounds of ammunition seized from them on Wednesday, they said. The duo identified as Kammin Hangshing and Kammin Sei from Kangpokpi district were travelling in a four-wheeler and were stopped at the Torbung Bangla area checkpost. They have been handed over to Churachandpur police station for further legal...
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Huge cache of arms recovered, militant arrested with drugs in Manipur

Imphal, October 17: Security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition during multiple operations in Imphal East, Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts, a statement by Manipur police said on Tuesday. The recovered weapons from Imphal East district included eight firearms, 62 ammunition, 18 explosives, a country-made local bomb launcher, a smoke grenade, two wireless sets and five bullet-proof jackets. From Old Dampi village in Churachandpur district, security forces recovered two firearms including a 9mm pistol, rocket-propelled grenade, a country-made improvised bomb and 21 rounds of heavy caliber machine...
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Arms, ammunition recovered in Manipur as situation remains tense

Imphal, August 17: Eight firearms and 112 rounds of ammunition were recovered from different districts of violence-hit Manipur during search operations by security forces, police said. Besides, the forces also seized 6 explosives, they said. The recoveries were made on Wednesday from Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Tengnoupal, Kangpokpi and Imphal West districts, the police said in a statement. 'The situation in the state was tense with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of protesters,' it said. Also, six bunkers have been dismantled in Tengnoupal district, it added. Meanwhile, four people from Assam...
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Arms, ammunition ‘looted’ from armouries: CBI sleuths visit crime scenes in Imphal & Churachandpur

New Delhi, June 23: The special investigation team (SIT) of the CBI probing Manipur violence cases and forensic experts from the CFSL have visited the scenes in Imphal and Churachandpur linked to the alleged loot of arms and ammunition from armouries, officials said on Friday. The team faced protests from locals near Pangei when a group of women put up a roadblock. But it managed to complete its work and return safely on Thursday, the officials said. During the course of the investigation, the CBI team and the experts from...
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Huge cache of arms, ammunition seized in Assam’s Karbi Anglong

Diphu, October 22: Huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said on Saturday. The arms and ammunition were buried inside the elephant camp of a forest near Diphu-Dhansiri Road, Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Saikia said. Acting on a tip-off, the recovery was made. The seized items include two grenades, 69 live ammunition and a magazine of AK-47 rifle, 12 SLRs and two pistol magazines, he said. The ammunition is suspected to have been buried about four months ago by militant outfit Dimasa National...
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