BISHNUPUR: At-least two cadres of suspected NSCN-IM are reported to be injured in a gun battle with Bishnupur District Police in Laimaton and Ngariyan junction road under Bishnupur Police Station on Saturday evening.
According to a report received from the Police, information was received that some suspected NSCN-IM cadres had been collecting ransom and money from the villagers of Laimaton and Ngariyan village areas.
Acting on the information, a team of Bishnupur District Police led by Additional SP (L&O)/Bishnupur Luikham Lammiyo and Additional SP (Ops)/Bishnupur Wangkhomba Okramcha under the supervision of SP/Bishnupur Priyadarshini Laishram rushed to the villages. However, the gun battle took place on the road before reaching the said villages.
During the gun battle, two suspected NSCN-IM cadres sustained bullet injury on the lower part of their bodies while no police personnel was reported to sustain injury.
The injured two suspected NSCN-IM cadres have been taken to District Hospital Bishnupur for treatment, the Police report said.
The Police report further said that further search operation is going on in and around the incident area.