Militant extortionist arrested: Police

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IMPHAL, Dec 15: Security forces have arrested two militant cadres since December 13.

According to a press release of the SP Imphal east, on December 13 at about 5:15 p.m., a team of CDO/Imphal east arrested one MNRF cadre identified as Lightson Ningshel alias Thotmung, 38 s/o Benjamin Ningshel of Litan Sareikhong, Ukhrul district, at present staying at Mantripukhri Bengali Colony c/o Kameshwor from Mantripukhri Bazar.

On verification, he disclosed that he is an active member of MNRF organization and that he had been arrested earlier for being an active member of LJNPC and was jailed for the same in the year 2005 and again he joined MNRF organization after his release, the statement informed.

Further, he disclosed that he was involved in extortion of money from general public, govt. official, private firms, transportation of arms and ammunitions from one place to another, and he had recruited many youths to MNRF from Litan area and he is now holding the post of finance secretary of Imphal area, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a combined team of the cdo Thoubal and 28 Assam Rifles conducted a search operation at Lilong Arapti bridge and arrested one cadre of the PREPAK (VC) identified as Laishram Bungo Meitei alias Milan alias Khagemba, 28 years, s/o L Khamba Meitei of Lilong Arapti Leishram Leikai at about 7:30am today.

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