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Manipur student caught with drugs at IGI Airport

New Delhi: A Delhi University student was on Thursday apprehended from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for allegedly carrying narcotic drugs worth Rs 12 lakh. Security agencies identified the person as one C Laltalnpuia (20) hailing from Manipur. He was scheduled to board a flight to Guwahati when he was intercepted by a CISF check squad at the Terminal-3 of the IGIA at around 11 am. The suspicious movement of the passenger led the CISF personnel to subject him to detailed frisking which led to the recovery of 16 kg tablets of pseudoephedrine, a popular narcotic stimulant, from his bag, a senior official said. The passenger informed the security personnel that he resides with his wife in Janakpuri area of national capital and that he was a student of the Delhi University. “He informed the agencies that an agent gave him Rs 20,000 to do the job including to and fro tickets between Delhi and Guwahati. He was told to hand over the contraband to another person in Guwahati,” the official said. (PTI)

Three, including ULFA militant, killed in Majuli encounter

Majuli: An ULFA militant and two others were killed while two persons were injured in an encounter between extremists and security personnel in Majuli river island on Thursday. One of the dead has been identified as ULFA cadre Rajiv Das. It is yet to be ascertained if the two others – Goda Pegu and Bhaben Pegu – belonged to the ULFA. The injured were identified as ULFA linkman Bogai Das and a minor Ropan Toplai. Acting on a tip-off about presence of a group of ULFA militants in the house of a linkman in south Majuli, a joint team of the police and CRPF personnel launched a joint operation in the Ahatguri area of the island, police sources said. The militants opened fire at the security personnel in a bid to escape and an encounter followed in which three persons were killed and two, including the ULFA linkman and a minor, were seriously injured. The dead and the injured were brought to Jorhat Medical College Hospital by helicopter. A combing operation in and around the encounter site was continuing, the sources said. (PTI)

Undertrials fast in Assam jail

Morigaon: Over 100 undertrial prisoners of Morigaon district jail in central Assam had been on a hunger strike for several hours on Thursday protesting against alleged unhealthy atmosphere inside the jail, the police said. The inmates alleged that they were kept in sub-human conditions and served stale food. Refusing to take food since 6 am, the prisoners also complained that the jail lacked medical facilities, the sources said. However, the jail authorities talked to the protestors and assured them to look into their grievances. The inmates then withdrew the hunger strike at about 1 pm. (PTI)


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