Manipur, IMPHAL, Sept 23: The Imphal west district police commandos arrested nine (9) underground cadres during search operations conducted during the last 48 hours, a police statement said today.
The statement said, a total of 11 extortion demand letters and five mobile handsets were recovered from them.
They were arrested from various parts of Imphal west district and involved in extortions and recruitment of new cadres, the statement said.
Among the arrested the alleged UPPK cadres were Jilpao Baite, 35, son of (late) Thonglim of B Phaioham of Churachandpur and Wangkhem Premananda alias Momocha, 38, son of Doren of Keishamthong Moirangningthou Leirak. They were arrested from Paona bazar around 9 am.
Others include alleged PREPAK (Pro) cadres Waikhom Premkumar, alias Kumar, 51, son of (late) Thoiba of Singjamei Beigyabati Leikai; Maibam Chandrajit Singh, 40, son of (late) Munal of Singjamei Wangma Kongba Road; Arubam Toto alias Shantibala Devi, aged 35-40, daughter of (late) Mani of Nongsom village; and Khundongbam Rita, 40, daughter of Kh Laimu of Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai.
Gurumayum Ibomcha Sharma, 51, son of (late) Gouramohon Sharma of Konjeng Leikai was arrested yesterday around 5:30 pm and a KCP cadre.
Mongjam (N) Keisham (O) Sylvia Devi, wife of Keisham Ibohalbi of Uripok Bachaspati Leikai, at present Khaidem Leikai. She was arrested this afternoon around 3 pm and belongs to Prepak.
Separate cases have been registered at Singjamei, City and Imphal police stations for investigation, the statement added.