IMPHAL, January 22:Security force nabbed two Prepak cadres in two separate incidents yesterday, according to a police statement released today. At about 6.30 pm a combined team of Imphal East commandos and 23 AR arrested a cadre named as Nongthongbam Bomcha alias Dijen alias Maipak, 25, son of N Sobhachandra of Pukhao Laipham Maning Leikai from Uyumpok Lokchao and confiscated one .32 pistol loaded with three live rounds. He reportedly admitted to have involved himself in extortion from Uyumpok Magic Association under Langamba alias Bohen alias Chaoba, s/s secretary in charge of the district.
In a joint operation, personnel of Imphal East commandos and 30 AR arrested a cadre of PREPAK (UPPK) identified as Oinam Mangoljao alias Prem, son of Birachand Meitei of Khurai Thoudam Leikai and at present residing at Sawombung Thongkhong and confiscated one Chinese hand grenade and a mobile hand set. On verification, he disclosed that he joined the organization in April 2011 through Haobam Basant of Sawombung and was involved in the hand grenade attack at the house of Thokchom Kala of Sawombung Thongkhong Awang Leikai who is an active worker of a Congress candidate at the assembly elections.