Two suspect Manipur militants gunned down

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Imphal, Mar 24 (ANI): Security forces in Manipur gunned down two suspected militants after they killed a migrant.

Consequent to the murder of Sunder Gupta, the owner of Janata Radio Sales and Services, an electronic shop here, the Manipur Police launched a combing operation to nab the killers.

And in the process, the Police zeroed down on the Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC), and shot dead two of its members in an encounter here on Monday.

One pistol, three live ammunitions and one Chinese hand grenade, besides a two-wheeler vehicle believed to have been used by the suspected killers were also recovered from the spot.

"After we heard of the news of the killing of the non-Manipuri shopkeeper in Thangal Bazaar, we surrounded the area. Each and every individual, particularly the customers and boys of between 20 to 30 years were detained for verification," said L. Kailun, Senior Superintendent of Police, Imphal West.

Recalling the incident, Deepak Gupta, son of the non-Manipuri shopkeeper Sunder Gupta told the police that he had tried to stop three unidentified militants from abducting his father at gunpoint.

But the militants shot dead Sunder Gupta inside the shop.

"One man came and asked us to come inside the shop to have a talk. We did no go inside, but told to continue outside only. Then he took out his gun and started to open fire, after that he ran away," said Lokendro Singh, Salesman, Janata Radio Sales and Services. (ANI)

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