Newmai News Network
Imphal | January 12
Two suspected militants were picked up during a cordon search operation conducted by police from a locality in Imphal on Sunday morning.
The search operation was conducted as part of security measures in connection with upcoming Republic Day celebration.
Imphal East district police conducted the search operation at Khurai Ahongei area under Porompat police station early Sunday.
While conducting house to house search operation, the police also verified members of the houses and those residing at the rented houses.
Two youths were picked up and handed over to Porompat police station for further verification.
A police source said that the search operation was being conducted as a part of pre-emptive measure in connection with the upcoming Republic Day celebration in Imphal. The source hinted of conducting similar search operations in the coming days in the state captal.
Security forces in Manipur had begun taking up security measure in the state few days ago, particularly in valley areas.