Ukhrul- Troops of Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police busted an illegal arms workshop run by a suspected NSCN(IM) cadre near Lunguira Tang in Ukhrul District of Manipur on Jul 01.
Based on specific input, the joint team launched a search operation in the area. During the detailed search, the troops busted an illegal arms manufacturing workshop run by Mr Lightson @Likeson, s/o Late John Shaiza.
On seeing the search party, the individual fled from the spot abandoning the tools and spares used in fabrication and repair of small arms.
The team also recovered one 9mm Pistol (Made in England), three Point 22 mm rifle and two 12 Bore Shot Gun alongwith ammunition.
The recovered arms, ammunition other stores have been handed over to Ukhrul Police Stationfor further investigations.