Police arrest four people including an aide of PLA in connection with recovery of IED along Assam-Manipur border
Guwahati/IBNS: Police arrested four people including a woman in connection to the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was found in Lakhipur area in Assam’s Cachar district along Assam-Manipur border.
The IED was discovered by Cachar district police on Nov 23 at Jujam near Lakhipur area under Cachar district along Assam-Manipur border and later the bomb squad team had defused it.
Cachar district Superintendent of Police (SP) Ramandeep Kaur said, four persons including a woman who worked as a source for Manipur based insurgent group People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were arrested by police in connection with detection of the IED.
Ramandeep Kaur further said that, as per preliminary investigation it has been found that, the IED was planted at the area to target Manipur officials.
“We had registered a case in connection with detection of the IED and during the investigation we have arrested four persons including a woman so far. The woman identified as Rakibul Nessa who is a source of PLA and other three arrested persons are residents of Lakhipur area. Our investigation is on.
"What the information we have received so far, it could have some connection with some organizations, but we are not able to exactly pinpoint the thing,” Ramandeep Kaur said.
On Nov 13, Manipur based insurgent groups People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) had jointly ambushed a convoy of Assam Rifles in Manipur’s Churachandpur district along Indo-Manipur border which resulted in the death of seven persons including a Colonel of Assam Rifles and his wife, 8-year-old son.