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Army busts weapons factory in Manipur

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, May 1 - Army personnel busted an improvised weapon making factory and recovered war-like stores in a major operation at Phaijang village in Senapati district of Manipur,

The April 27 operation led to the recovery of two 9mm pistols, two partially complete pistols, one drill machine, one vice (furnace marking machine) and two magazine frames, an official release said today.

Three files, two hacksaw blades, 23 alphabet punching tools, two weapon bodies, two barrels, three recoil spring, one weapon alignment machine, two 9mm magazine and miscellaneous tools used for making such improvised weapons were also seized during the raid.

The factory was used solely for forging weapons for supply to militant outfits operating in Sadar Hills, the PIB release said.

Meanwhile, an active cadre of Kuki National Front (P) was arrested on the same day by another team of the army, the release said.

The militant was responsible for firing related injury to a person that occurred at Shantipur in Imphal West district on April 22 last.

One 9mm pistol and three live rounds were recovered from the cadre who has been handed over to Imphal Police Station, it said. � PTI

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Army busts weapons factory in Manipur

IMPHAL, May 1 - Army personnel busted an improvised weapon making factory and recovered war-like stores in a major operation at Phaijang village in Senapati district of Manipur,

The April 27 operation led to the recovery of two 9mm pistols, two partially complete pistols, one drill machine, one vice (furnace marking machine) and two magazine frames, an official release said today.

Three files, two hacksaw blades, 23 alphabet punching tools, two weapon bodies, two barrels, three recoil spring, one weapon alignment machine, two 9mm magazine and miscellaneous tools used for making such improvised weapons were also seized during the raid.

The factory was used solely for forging weapons for supply to militant outfits operating in Sadar Hills, the PIB release said.

Meanwhile, an active cadre of Kuki National Front (P) was arrested on the same day by another team of the army, the release said.

The militant was responsible for firing related injury to a person that occurred at Shantipur in Imphal West district on April 22 last.

One 9mm pistol and three live rounds were recovered from the cadre who has been handed over to Imphal Police Station, it said. � PTI