Imphal: Two active cadres of the proscribed group United Kuki Liberation Army (UKLA) were arrested by Manipur police in Kangpokpi district on Tuesday.

According to Kangpokpi SP Amrita Sinha, based on specific inputs regarding the presence of insurgents intending to extort money from trucks plying along National Highway 2 and the shops around the area, Kangpokpi police team rushed to the area near Changoubung village.

Two individuals were seen fleeing from the spot after seeing the police team. They were chased and arrested from the area, said SP Sinha.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Seitinthang Haokip, 46, of Kangchup Makhom and Satgoulen Haokip, 29, of Kotlen village.

During interrogation, the arrested individuals revealed that they are active cadres of UKLA and have extorted money from three trucks on the same day under the command of one Davidson Haokip of Moreh.

The police team also recovered transport receipt book of UKLA, three mobile phones, 1 Dio scooty black in colour bearing registration number MN01U-4664, cash amount of Rs 7,100 and one black airbag from their possession, she said.

An FIR has been registered against the cadres in this regard and further investigation is on, she added.

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