Manipur:Ahead of Kiren Rijiju visit Naga insurgents snatch AK 47,INSAS rifles from Police escort parties

Manipur:Ahead of Kiren Rijiju visit Naga insurgents snatch AK 47,INSAS rifles from Police escort parties

Kiren Rijiju will be travelling to Nungkao village in Manipur's Tamenglong district to attend a programme on freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu.

Rani Gaidinliu was a freedom fighter who was jailed for over a decade in the 30's and early 40's .

But for the Manipur police they seem to have more than just a visit of the Home minister to the area.Latest reports confirm that Naga militants snatched away two AK 47 rifles and two INSAS rifles with loaded magazines from an escort party of Manipur Rifles when its personnel went into a hotel for a meal in Tamenglong district.

It is not clear if they belonged to the NSCN(K) or Muivarh faction.Over the last few months there has been increased hostility between the Khaplang faction and the security forces.

The incident took place yesterday evening at Sibilong village on NH 37 in Manipur's Tamenglong District, the police said. Armed Naga militants overpowered the Manipur Rifles personnel inside the hotel and snatched away their arms and ammunition at gunpoint after taking them to a nearby jungle.    The Manipur Rifles personnel were escorting Food  Corporation of India trucks loaded with food items, the police said. Following this, Rifles reinforcements were rushed on the spot to nab the militants. Search operations were launched but none was so far apprehended.

It sure seems like the Manipur police and other security police will have its hands full because of the Home Minister's visit.

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