Imphal: In a major breakthrough, security forces recovered a massive cache of arms and ammunition and other war-like stores from a village in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district, chief minister N Biren Singh said.

In a social media post, the Manipur CM said that a team of Kangpokpi police and troops of Assam Rifles launched a joint search operation based on inputs about a weapon hideout at the jungle located about 5 to 6 km from the eastern-side of Haijang village of Kangpokpi district on July 6.

A regular FIR has been registered under the section 400 IPC and 25 (1-C) of Arms Act

On Thursday, the joint search party recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition, he said.

The recovered items include one AK-47 assault rifle with two magazines, one MA-1 assault rifle with one magazine, three magazines with M16, one Lathode rifle, four countrymade pistols (0.22mm) with four magazines, four radio sets with charger, one UBGL grenade, one mortar projectile, 7.62 mm amn(70), 0.22 mm amn(03), 5.56 mm amn(16) and one pistol holster, it said.

A regular FIR has been registered under the section 400 IPC and 25 (1-C) of Arms Act, he added.

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