2,432 militants arrested in Manipur from 2012 to 2014

RSTV Bureau

A total of 2,432 militants have been arrested by the Manipur Police between April 1, 2012 and July 18, 2014, state Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home portfolio, said.

A total of 17 militants were arrested from outside the state, Gaikhangam told the Assembly last evening in reply to a question from opposition member L Ibomcha of NCP.

He said Rs 61.86 lakh was seized from the arrested militants, 1,154 of whom are in judicial custody. The rest have been released on bail.

Of the total amount seized from the militants, Rs 50.81 lakh is with the police because the cases are still on in various courts in the state and the rest have been deposited with the state government, he added.

Many of militants are arrested in the search operations. To carry out search operation police have to carry out heavy exchange of fire especially near the Indo- Myanmar Border.