In a major breakthrough, Manipur Police, in a joint operation with the central armed forces personnel, seized multiple weapons, ammunition, drugs and cash from Myanmar-based militant group CKLA, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Monday.
Taking to his official handle on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, CM Biren Singh posted, “The seized weapons include AK47, Insas, Sniper and M16 rifles along with (a) huge cache of ammunition. Further, opium weighing about 2.5 kg, ₹4,86,500 cash and various other items were also recovered.”
CM Singh informed further that earlier, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had taken up cases in relation to which it was said that there is a ‘transnational conspiracy’ by terrorist outfits in neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh to wage war against the Indian government by exploiting the unrest in Manipur.
“Today’s apprehension of CKLA cadres and the recovery of weapons has yet again underscored a transnational plot aimed at destabilising both Manipur and our nation,” the CM added in his post.