Two nationalists of Manipur arrested in Tripura.

Manipur nationalists arrestAgartala: Two members of a Manipur-based nationalist group have been arrested with a giant quantity of electronic goods in Tripura, police said. On Tuesday, even as the security forces are on maximum vigilant across the Northeast to spoil likely rebel strikes ahead of India’s Independence Day on August 15.

Tripura police have informed their Manipur counterparts concerning the imprisonment of the two Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) rebels.

Deputy inspector general of police Nepal Das told IANS “Acting on a tip-off, senior police and Assam Rifles officials arrested the two KCP militants from a rented house at Jogendra Nagar on the outskirts of Agartala Monday night.”

The security forces have recovered 13 mobile sets, 2 laptops, 1 high powered digital camera, 9 mobile sim cards, Indian currency and incriminating documents from them.

Senior Tripura police and central intelligence officials have been interrogating the guerrillas.

Security forces are also alert prior to Independence Day. Militant groups in the northeast have for years boycotted national events, including Independence Day and Republic Day. Rarely, the extremists have organised violent incidents in protest.

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