Based of specific intelligence a joint team comprising of columns from Assam Rifles, Indian Army and Manipur Police, commenced operations in the general area of Sawombung. Assam Rifles commenced discreet monitoring and tracked the movement of the cadre.
During checking & frisking at a Check Point on NH 202 near Sawombung the team detained a suspected person who was later identified as SS Captain Shiningson Chilhang, Age 45 Years, S/O Mr Mathotmi Chilhang of Leikoiching Village, Distt Senapati, an active cadre of NSCN (IM).
The team also seized one 9mm Carbine with five live rounds.
The arrested person along with the seized weapon has been handed over to Lamlai Police Station, Imphal East District for necessary legal action.