In an early morning operation, the Army apprehended two militants from Bara Arkap village in southern Dima Hasao District under Mahur Police Station along with large quantity of arms and ammunition on Thursday.
The militants were identified as Thanga Theak of Haflong and J Lalzarza of Bara Arkap, both belonging to the Hmar Peoples Convention (Democratic) militant group. Reportedly, Theak was the local area commander of the group. The Army authorities also recovered two AK-47, one SLR rifle, three grenades and more than 300 rounds of ammunition from the area. Operations are still on in nearby villages to apprehend the other accomplices of the militants.
The Hmar Peoples Convention (Democratic) militant group is in ceasefire in Manipur and its cadres are restricted to a camp at Ankhasu in Churachandpur district of Manipur. The two cadres were involved in tax collection in the area and also in coordinating move of militants in the district.