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PLA bomb expert held in Manipur

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

A bomb expert belonging to the proscribed outfit People's (PLA) was caught by security forces from district in Manipur, an Rifles statement said today.

The man was arrested while he was trying to contact an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) courier last night. The courier smuggled an explosive consignment from neighbouring Myanmar, it said.

The man, held by a combined team of Rifles and state police commandos, is an expert in handling IEDs, it said.

He has been working for the outfit since 2002 and "is a of many self styled commanders of the prescribed group," it said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that he had confessed to his involvement in preparing IEDs for targeting security forces four times in the past, the statement said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 12:55 IST