Man kidnaps himself for ransom


Imphal, Feb 23 (NNN): In a bizarre case of kidnapping drama, the kidnapped person has managed to con the police and the public by staging his own kidnapping for ransom.
M Boboy of Manipur`s Kumbi market who is a supervisor with BCL Security Private Ltd. was reportedly kidnapped on February 10 allegedly by Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC) Mongdren Khomba faction for a ransom amount of 5 lacs. The kidnapper had set a dateline of February 15 for the delivery of the ransom money following which his family members and locals of Kumbi area appealed to AIRCEL Company and his kidnapper to hammer out an understanding for his safe release. A 48-hr bandh had also been called on Imphal-Churachandpur road in protest against the kidnap of Boboy.
Some 800 locals had staged a rally demanding for the release of Boboy. The people of Kumbi also torched AIRCEL mobile tower in a fit of rage disrupting mobile telecommunication.
In the meanwhile, the police had a sumoto investigation conducted on him suspecting foul play via FIR No. 7(2) 2011 KUB-PS U/S 364-a IPC, 20 UA(P) A Act and 25 (1-c) A Act on alleged kidnapping of Moirangthem Boboy Singh, 30.
Upon investigation, the police have successfully established that Boboy is a con and that he had hatched his own kidnapping drama with the complicity of the KCP in Nepal.
On February 23, after getting information that the kidnapped person has been released and after thorough inquiry, elements of fault play were revealed and accordingly Boboy was examined. After thorough examination and verification, it is revealed that Boboy was neither kidnapped nor abducted by the KCP(MC) cadres by the had gone to the hideout of the KCP cadres located at Nepal on February 1 and there at Nepal, the whole drama of the kidnapping for ransom was planned and hatched amongst the KCP cadres and the kidnapped person. Everything was settled when the kidnapped person returned home from Nepal by air on February 22, said a police source.
The police have recovered Indigo plane ticket dated February 22 from the possession of Boboy, who after returning from Nepal on February 22 took refuge in Imphal area before heading home in the evening.
It further said that on closer investigation, it was revealed that the kidnapped person in collusion with KCP cadres and with one N Tamochou and Romabati Devi of Kumbi, both of whom are now in police custody, have enacted the whole kidnapping episode.


  1. after reading various news from various sources about the abduction of a guy named boboy singh what i found is that there is some going on in this land !!!! sources :,,
    in the other news says he was abducted by KCP-MC for a ransom amount 5 crores from the company he works for
    n this news says he is kidnapped by himself for a ransom amount of 5 lacs. it doent not even mention who pays the ransom ( by his family or the company). is it logical ? who is playing the game ? who suffers ? who shoukd be held responsible ? please analyse the issues that r going on in manipur n give ur opinions 🙂


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