IMPHAL, April 10: A NSCN-K suspect was caught by locals of Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai while trying to extort money from the house of a Superintending Engineer today. He was later handed over to the police
The incident happened this early morning when three unknown motorcycle borne youths came to the house of Soubam Dhanabir, an SE of Thoubal district at Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai and demanded money, resulting in a scuffle between the trio and locals after Dhanabir alarmed his neighbours.
One of them was nabbed by the locals while the other two fled from the scene. He was later handed over to Imphal police station.
The suspected NSCN-K militant has been identified as Langhu Wartungam, 25 son of Dilhring of Lanbung village in Chandel, presently staying at Konung Mamang.
One demand letter of NSCN-K, one Pleasure scooter with registration number DLA 9 S-9620, one mobile phone, four sim cards and one ATM card were recovered from his possession, police said.