IMPHAL- Security forces in Manipur arrested two militants amid the ongoing hunt for two missing teens. Both militants are linked to the Kuki Revolutionary Army Unification (KRA-U), a hill-based insurgent group of the state.
The police say they are suspected to be involved in the alleged abduction of the missing teens, who remain untraceable since Sunday (Nov 5).
The accused individuals were brought before a Magistrate and subsequently remanded into police custody for 11 days, until November 17, 2023. The arrest comes after an intensive investigation into the reported abduction case.
The swift actions of law enforcement have led to the apprehension of the two suspects. The arrested individuals will remain in police custody during this time, as the investigation continues to unfold.
Police have detained them and an interrogation is underway to determine the whereabouts of Maibam Avinash and Ningthoujam Anthony, aged 16 and 19 respectively.
Furthermore, security forces have also launched a search and combing operation to nab the remaining culprits.
Manipur police gave the details of the situation on X.
In connection with the missing case of 02(two) boys on 05.11.2023, Manipur Police and security forces arrested two cadres of KRA(U) who are highly suspected to be involved in committing the crime. The arrested persons have been remanded into police custody for further…
— Manipur Police (@manipur_police) November 7, 2023
it is to be noted that the mobile phones of the duo have already been recovered from the Senapati district, located at a distance of around 60 kilometres from the state capital Imphal.