Troops nab five foreigners in Manipur

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Imphal, Sep 23 (UNI)Five foreigners were nabbed by the troops of 31 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR (South) located at Permanent Vehicle Check Post at Khudengthabi in Chandel district in Manipur.

Assam Rifles said the persons were apprehended on National Highway-39 near the Manipur-Myanmar border areas on their way to Imphal and they were handed over to police today.

The arrestees identified as Abdul Rehman(28) of Tongyei (Chin state of Myanmar), Md Mubarak(25) of Tongyei, Md Ali(23) of Yangtse, Md Farooque Rafiq(24) of Tongyle and Md Yusuf,(20) of Hapun.

It was revealed during the interrogation that the group was led by Abdul Rehman, who claimed of having undergone six years of Islamic training at Madrassa at Deoband in Saharnpur since 1998, sources said.

As per the statement of Abdul Rehman, other four members were being taken from Tongyei Madrassa for further training on Islamic studies, according to the sources.

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