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Assam Rifles troops arrest two suspected ISIS agents from Manipur

The Assam Rifles Troops Apprehended The Duo From The Khudengtabi Post On March 14 While They Were On Their Way To Moreh Town And Seized Four Mobile Phones, Besides 14 SIM Cards Including Some International Ones And Some Foreign Currency From Them, They Said.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Mar 2017, 08:53:14 PM
Assam Rifles troops arrest two suspected ISIS agents from Manipur


Two suspected ISIS agents have been nabbed by the Assam Rifles jawans from Imphal-Moreh highway near the Indo-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal district, the police said on Saturday.

The Assam Rifles troops apprehended the duo from the Khudengtabi post on March 14 while they were on their way to Moreh town and seized four mobile phones, besides 14 SIM cards including some international ones and some foreign currency from them, they said.

The duo, identified as Naina Mohammed, 56 and I Abubacker, 46, were handed over to the Moreh police by the Assam Rifles.

The investigation revealed the arrested duo came from Chennai by train and reached the border town of Moreh on March 11. They had visited Moreh in January too.

Mobile phones seized from their possession also revealed that they have contacts in UAE, Sri Lanka and Qatar.

The two suspected ISIS agents were produced before a court which has remanded them in police custody till March 22.

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First Published : 18 Mar 2017, 08:24:00 PM