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Security forces arrest three militants in Assam


August 14, 2011 - Guwahati

Acting on a tip off, security forces here have arrested three militants and seized other fake documents.

The Central Reserve Police Force, the army and Assamese police conducted the operation to nab the militants.

According to media reports, the militants belonged to a banned Manipuri organization called Kangleipak Communist Party.

Deepak Choudhary, Senior Superintendent of Police, Guwahati City, saidthe militants were being interrogated and once the probe is over, he would be in a better position to give information on the ultras.

Police confirmed that they have also seized several computers, SIMcards, mobile phones, a driving license and Rs. 45,000 in cash from the militants.

Various militant outfits are active in Manipur such as the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, the Military Council faction of Kangleipak Communist Party, the People's Liberation Army and the Kuki Revolutionary Army.

Separatist movements have riddled India's remote northeast region for decades.

Manipur is one of India's most troubled regions, located in 1,50 0 miles (2,400 km) east of New Delhi.

Meanwhile, ahead of India's 64th Independence Day celebration, police in Assam have stepped up security, deploying soldiers in sensitive areas to thwart possible militant strikes.

Choudhary assured that the extremist threats and boycott calls have been taken very seriously, and accordingly, security arrangements have been tightened.

"We will be having our main function here. We have separate security provisions for here and have separate security system for city law and order," Choudhary said.

India will celebrate its 64th Independence Day from British rule on Monday (August 15).

Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14.

ANI

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