New Delhi, May 10 (agencies): A self-styled commander-in-chief of banned Manipuri outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (MC) was arrested from Bangalore by a Delhi Police team, police said today.Nangthanbam Anand alias Malengamba (36) was apprehended from Bangalore on May five following investigations into the seizure of 200 kg ephedirine worth Rs two crore from an alleged KCP (MC) militant on April one.Anand was allegedly involved in the throwing of bombs into Imphal Raj Bhavan in 2008.“Napolean who was arrested on April 1 told us that he was working with one Robindro. Investigations revealed that Robindro is a trade partner of Malengamba, whom we learnt was operating from Karnataka,” Arun Kampani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said.A laptop, seven mobile phones, pen drives, internet broadband connection and documents, threat e-mails and extortion letters related to KCP (MC) have been recovered. The accused was brought to Delhi and is in police custody till May 13.After the arrest of Napolean, Delhi Police had claimed that the militants from the north-eastern region have started indulging in drug trade to cough up money for their activities besides extorting money from government officials and contractors.Anand studied upto Class IV and was unemployed. In 2002, he was arrested in a criminal case and thus met with one Thockchom Nando, who motivated him to join his outfit KCP (Tabungba) Group.“The outfit was involved in extortion and killing innocent people. Subsequently in 2009, Nando met him in the jail again and directed him to raise another faction in the name of KCP (Malengamba). He was also nominated as Commander-in-Chief of the outfit.“He extended threats to various political leaders, government officials and MNC executives in order to get protection money. When police in Manipur built up pressure on him, he along with his wife Salima Soibam and son Jemson shifted to Goa. After staying there for a short span of time, he shifted to Bangalore about seven months ago,” Kampani said.Anand allegedly used to get directions from Nando from Central Jail in Sajiwa from his mobile phone. Nando used to recruit cadre from jail and give the detainee’s contact number to Anand.
why is Ibobi government and its police force allowing Nando to indulge
in extortion and killing for so long even when he is in jail? this is
an open secret known to everyone in Manipur… the simple answer is that
they think Nando is an strategic asset… who could be used to firstly
act against genuine freedom movement and secondly to confuse real
freedom movement with extortionism mindless killings and anarchism