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PLA rebel Laishram Sanatomba Meitei was arrested by in Thoubal district
PLA rebel Laishram Sanatomba Meitei was arrested by in Thoubal district|Representational image
MANIPUR

Manipur: Self-styled ‘2nd lieutenant’ of PLA held in Thoubal

The rebel, identified as LS Meitei (32), was arrested during a search operation carried out in and around a community hall at Yairipok Siphai Leikai

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Thoubal: A combined team of the 8th India Reserve (CDO) Battalion and 26 Assam Rifles nabbed an active member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a banned outfit, in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Monday evening.

The rebel, identified as Laishram Sanatomba Meitei (32), alias Sunil or Chingkhomba, of Yairipok Bishnunaha Mayai Leikai was arrested during a search operation carried out in and around the community hall of Yairipok Siphai Leikai, said an official release.

The armed forces team, after receiving a specific information about the movement of some active members of the banned outfit at the location, arrested the rebel who held the rank of '2nd lieutenant' in the outfit. According to reports, Laishram joined PLA in May, 2008.