Security forces succeeding in curbing militancy in North East

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Siliguri (West Bengal), Mar 25 (ANI): Security personnel who were engaged in countering terrorism in the North East, are gaining the upper hand day by day.

The success of the anti terror operations is restoring confidence in the public.

In one such success, recently security forces, recently arrested the commander-in-chief of the banned Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Ningthoujam Tomba and three others from West Bengal's Siliguri.

Formed in 1995, the KYKL is one of the most active terrorist outfits in Manipur and presently has over 300 members.

The arrest is the result of extensive combined search operation conducted by the West Bengal Police and the Imphal East Commandos.

After receiving information about the whereabouts of some cadres of a proscribed Manipur-based militant group, the KYKL in Siliguri, a team of Imphal Police along with West Bengal Police apprehended Tomba.

Tomba was wanted in over 50 cases.

Police said all the four were trying to escape to Nepal.

One satellite phone, a laptop, six mobile phones and a number of documents have been recovered from arrested militant leader.

According to West Bengal Police, Tomba's interrogation revealed that he had visited three countries in last one year to collect funds for organisation.

"We have already informed Manipur Police. Many cases have been filed and remained pending against the arrested person. Some members of the organization are functioning outside the state while other are engaged within the state." Debendra Pratap Singh, SP, Darjeeling District.

A local court has sent Tomba and his three associates to 10 days police custody. (ANI)

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