A Manipuri militant leader was arrested today from Guwahati, officials said here.

The banned Kangleipak Communist Party-Mobile Task Force (KCP—MTC) Thokchom Inaocha Meitei alias Abung was arrested along with a woman by the Assam Police during a search operation at Jalukbari area of Guwahati.

It was not immediately known whether the woman identified as Irungbam Bandana Chanu was a militant or a friend of the militant leader, sources said.

Two pen drives, two driving licenses, three mobile handsets and a cash of Rs 6,000 were recovered from their possession, officials said adding that they might be brought to Manipur after completing court proceedings at Guwahati.