After continuous search operation for three days, 3 laborers abducted by Kuki militants were rescued by Manipur Police on Feb 1. An exchange of fire took place at the hill range between Boljang and New Boljang. The rescued laborers have been identified as Yumnam Sushilkumar Singh from Thoubal Athokpam Makha Leikai, Laishram Debchandra Singh from Khangabok Mamang Leikai and Ngangbam Gunadhar of Kanglasiphai. On verification of the rescued persons, they stated that the three of them were abducted by the suspected Militants demanding ransom. One AK-56 assault rifles was also recovered from their hideout area.