IMPHAL, Jan 15 (PTI): Two hardcore insurgents of outlawed NSCN(K) were today held in Senapati district of Manipur.
The militants - identified as self-styled Lt Lamang Kipgen (36) of Lilen village of Nagaland's Paren district and Seminlal Kipgen (23) of Langjol village of Senapati district - were held along with one 9 mm pistol and 5 rounds of ammunition from Daili village, a defence press release said.
On questioning, Kipgen confessed that he was a top leader of NSCN (K) and had joined the outfit in 1996, the release said.
He was trained by the outfit and involved in recruiting cadres, it added.
With the rise in activities of militant group in the District, the security forces are keeping a tight vigil in Kangpokpi, Kanglatombi, Saparmeina, Imphal Tamenglong road, junction, Sipijang and Leikop areas.