- Journalists were associated with the local media in Manipur
- Both were arrested from Bishnupur Bazar when they were trying to recruit cadres
- Three mobile phones and one car were seized from their possession
Two journalists, Bijoy Kakchingtabam, 54 and Leimapokpam Shanjitkumar, 41 associated with the local media in Manipur, were suspended on Saturday by the All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) after they were arrested on Friday following their alleged links with the militant outfits. A court on Saturday sent the arrested individuals to police remand for seven days.
Three mobile phones and one car were seized from their possession. Police took the action after receiving inputs from the National Investigation Agency.
AMWJU General Secretary Khwairakpam Naoba in an order said that the two journalists were suspended for committing activities which lowers the dignity of the profession of journalism in general.