Suspected militants shot dead Nongthombam Sarat (55), Assistant Horticulture Officer in Bishnupur District, on June 20. Police said that four militants tried to abduct Sarat from his house around 7pm. Failing to abduct, the militants shot him dead.
Also, armed militants shot dead a youth, identified as Md. Akbar alias Ithem (20), at Sunulok at the adjoining area of Thoubal District and Chandel, according to Imphal Free Press. Sources said that the bullet riddled dead body with bruise mark was recovered by the locals on June 19.
Meanwhile, a suspected militant belonging to Noyon faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Moirangthem Anand (33), was arrested by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) amidst a gunfire incident and later handed over to Imphal West Police on June 19, reports Imphal Free Press.
According to reports, the incident occurred when five militants came to office of District Fishery Officer (DFO) Imphal East cum project co-coordinator of directorate of fishery, H. Biramani, in relation with monetary demand. Reports said that one Bajaj pulsar motor cycle and one empty case of 7.65 mm ammunition were recovered from the possession of the arrested militant.