A huge cache of arms was seized from a sympathiser of the banned Revolutionary Peoples Front, the political wing of Peoples Liberation Army, by Manipur police commandos from Thoubal district.
Senior superintendent of police Clay Khongsai said the police commandos had launched a massive manhunt yesterday at Ukhongsang area in the district following reports of movement of ultras.
The sympathiser, identified as Thokchom Biren Singh (43), was apprehended from Ukhongsang Khumbom Leirak area during the search and one AK 56 rilfe, three magazines and 79 AK live ammunitions were seized from him.
On interrogation Singh led the police to the hidden place where the arms were stored, he said adding the commandos and other security forces rushed to the area after it and launched a search for more arms.
Police recovered four 9mm pistols, 20 grenades, 271 live ammunitions of M16 rifle, 232 live ammunitions of AK rifles, 100 live ammunitions of 9mm pistol and 4 live rounds of some other weapons from the spot.
Interrogation of Singh is on, Khongsai said.