IMPHAL, April 29: An active cadre of the Kangleipak Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) has been arrested by a combined team of Imphal West and East commandos today at around 1.30 pm along with one Gloke 17 9mm pistol with magazine and 9 live rounds.
The said cadre was later paraded before the media in a press conference held at the Imphal west commando complex today evening.
Speaking to the media, S Ibomcha Deputy Superintendent of Police Imphal West commando (operations) said that based on reliable information, a combined team of Imphal West and Imphal East commandos under his supervision conducted a cordon and search operation at Awang Leikenthabi under Sekmai Police station in Imphal West and arrested the said active worker of KYKL identified as Maibam Ibomcha (38), son of M Angou of Sagolmang Mamang Leikai.
Ibomcha was arrested near `Birbal workshop` in Awang Leikenthabi Leikai and following his disclosure the Ibomcha combined commando team recovered the Gloke 17 9 mm pistol along with magazine and 9 live rounds from his residence at Sagolmang Mamang Leikai, the DSP said.
He further said that Ibomcha also disclosed that he along with one Mayanglangbam Ibomcha alias Sankar (29) of Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai had lobbed a chinese hand grenade on April 25 at the rented house of Wahengbam Manibabu (75) of Wahengbam Leikai following a monetary demand as per directed to them by Self style Captain Loktangbam Dinesh alias Tompok Meitei (35) son L Hemchandra Meitei of Sagolband Moirang Hanuba Leirak.
The DY SP also said that the arrested person further disclosed that as directed by the SS Captain Dinesh, he along with Sankar tried to enter the Mother Care Hospital located at Sagolband Moirang Leirak Machin to threaten its closure for not fulfilling the monetary demand served by them.
He also said that the two were directed by the SS Captain to enter the house of one Angou of Kwakeithel Tourist bus owner, Lamphel Pharmacy, Langol View clinic, Maipakpi Maternity Hospital for extortion.
The accomplice in the said cases, Mayanglambam Ibomcha alias Sankar (29) of Heirangoithog Maibam Leikai is still at large, he said.