AR busts illegal arms factory in Ukhrul town
IMPHAL, 2nd Jul: Assam Rifles busted an illegal arms factory in the heart of Ukhrul town in the wee hours of Wednesday and seized arms, ammunition and several tools and spares for making fire arms.
A highly placed source said that the AR troops of Somsai battalion launched an operation in general area of Lunguira Tang after receiving information of a suspected NSCN-IM operative namely Lightson alias Likeson son of late Jhon Shaiza, who is involved in smuggling and extortion related activities, recently returning to Ukhrul. A 9 mm pistol with 5 live rounds, three .22 rifles, and two 12 bore guns were recovered from his home. However, the individual escaped leaving behind his workshop full of tools and spares. His wife was found in the house. AR troops along with police seized the tools and materials from there. The source further said that Ukhrul police have registered a case and started investigation.