IMPHAL, Oct 30 - Five persons, including a woman, were arrested for their involvement in a grenade attack on security forces that took place on October 20, the police said.
Imphal West SP H Jogeschandra said one Kh Sana (42), a resident of Nongrem Maning Leikai, was arrested from a rented house on the basis of specific information on Sunday night. Four others were arrested following his interrogation, the SP said. The arrested are Shahabuddin Chesaba (39), O Premjit (42) and his wife Pinky (33), and Y Milan (34). The police recovered pistols and 15 live cartridges concealed in a plastic container inside the house.
The police claimed that the accused carried out the operation at the instruction of one Umakanta of the UNLF, an armed group. Premjit and Shahabuddin are the president and the organising secretary respectively of NIPCO.