IMPHAL, April 22 - Manipur police on Friday arrested five renegade cadres of the armed group Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) who were involved in attacking oil tankers on the highways and extortion activities.
The arrest of five KRA cadres and seizing of five mobile phones with nine SIM cards from their possession was carried out by police during an operation in Kangpokpi area, a hill station about 45 km from Imphal.
This was disclosed by DGP LM Khaute at a press conference here on Friday. He said, �They worked with Kangleipak Communist Party (Lalheiba) and KNF(N) in anti-social activities and shared the funds.�
On April 18, unidentified gunmen, suspected to be Kuki tribal militants, opened fire at oil tankers in Manipur�s Kangpokpi district. The CRPF personnel escorting the convoy opened fire in retaliation and an exchange of fire took place. Two tankers, carrying petrol and diesel, were hit by the militants� bullets. However, the militants managed to escape.