Three NSCN-IM cadres were arrested by Assam Rifles from Senapati town of Manipur triggering protest by people that stopped vehicular movement in the town.

The trio belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah were arrested from near a college with one 9 mm pistol 3 live rounds and Rs.10000 in cash an official release said.

They were handed over to Imphal West police station.

Following the arrest local people demonstrated in front of the Assam Rifles in the town and stopped vehicular movements there the release said.

Services of inter-state buses taxis and trucks were affected due to the protest.

The NSCN-IM and the Government of India have signed a Framework Agreement in August 2015. However the ceasefire agreement was not extended to Manipur.