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Nando ops out in the open

IMPHAL, September 1: Thokcom Nando alias Tabungba alias Nanao, son of Subol, a resident of Khangabok Part 3 has been imprisoned since 2003 regarding the murder of baby Lungnila Elizabeth. He has been operating from inside Sajiwa jail to spread violence and rampantly extorting from the public to the outside world by using various means available within the jail premises.

A MDF faction is the brainchild of Th Nando and he has been issuing press releases from inside the jail to his cadres via mobile phones. His last instruction was to hurl a bomb at the residence of AMWJU President A Mobi, which was perpetrated on August 11.

In the regard, the person who was printing and issuing the press dictates was arrested  by police yesterday. The individual is identified as Laishram Ibochouba alias Chaoba,38,s/o L Satpa,a resident of Khangabok Makha Leikai. He was arrested yesterday for in regard of issuing the MDF faction

Lalhaba Tengol press release from his laptop from Sophia Press . The release was sent by Th Nando from Sajiwa Jail through SMS.

The said person was produced in front of the media and he also mentioned that he was guilty of having nexus with Th Nando.

Another person , namely Thingbaijam Kanta alias Chitaranjit alias Ibochouba, a resident of Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai was also apprehended by police for having links with Th Nando, a grenade and Honda active were seized from his possesion. They were both paraded in front of the media along with 5 mobile phones, two handgrenades and a laptop which were seized from their possession at SDPO Singjamei office today.

It was mentioned in a press release that the duo were operating under instructions from Th Nando.

SDPO Thokchom Vikramjit who is presently investigating the case of A Mobi’s bomb attack said that the means on how a mobile was smuggled inside the Sajiwa jail is still being investigated.

He said that in relation with the attack on A Mobi, the order was given to Thingbaijam Kancha alias Chitaranjit alias Ibochouba to attack the Editor. On the night of August 11, he carried out the instruction by hurling a grenade. Another grenade meant for attack to other scribes and the Activa scooter was seized from him.

It was also mentioned that Th Nando was rearrested from Sajiwa Jail on August 14 and produced before the CJM, Imphal West. He was interrogated and later seized two mobile phones with SIM cards from his possession. On further follow up, Md Akbar Khan was arrested from Hatta Golapati along with one grenade which was provided by Nando.

In further interrogation of the duo, Thingbaijam Chitaranjit alias Ibochouba and Laishram Ibochouba, who issued press releases from his laptop were arrested.

In the regard , it was learnt that Th Nando is operating from inside the jail which has been apparently a safe haven for him.  It was also mentioned from a source that he enjoys tremendous clout inside the jail.



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