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Crucial arrest: Abdul Latif, an activist of the outlawed People's United Liberation Front of Manipur, produced before the media after he was arrested by Cyberabad police in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police on Wednesday arrested an activist of the outlawed People's United Liberation Front of Manipur, Abdul Latif, 30, who allegedly was trying to raise funds and secure arms working here as security guard.
Four live rounds of .45 calibre were recovered from him, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Ch.D. Tirumala Rao told a press conference. PULF is an Islamist militant outfit founded by discontented Muslim community in Manipur following death of over 150 persons in communal clashes in Imphal district in 1993.
Hailing from Irong Chesaba of Mayang Imphal in Thoubal district of Manipur, Latif was working as security guard with Adhunik Security and Management Services at SMR complex in Balanagar for past three months. Earlier, he worked as caretaker of Annapurna lodge in Bowenpally for five months.
He was arrested thrice for his links with PULF in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Arms and ammunition were recovered from him. After serving jail term following conviction in those cases, he came out from prison in May, 2009 and illegally went to Bangladesh through Comilla border at the instance of PULF chairman, Abul Kalam Azad. He operated from Dhaka and Chittagong for PULF. He developed differences with PULF leader Abdul Rehman and told police that the latter threatened to kill him upon which he fled to Hyderabad for shelter. He was planning to raise money and procure arms and ammunition from here.
On a tip-off, the Special Operations Team led by Inspector, A.V. Rama Narsimha Rao, caught him. A special party of Manipur police is arriving here to interrogate him further.
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