Man roughened up for alleged extortion


CCPUR, December 5: A man who had gone to the Treasury Office just next to the SP CCpur office was allegedly rounded up by a few cadres of the United Komrem Revolutionary Army and beaten up charging him of extorting money from the village chiefs of the Kom community.

Around 11 am today, an individual identified as SOngkholian alias Markson, 32 son of Pumpau of Saikul village and his firend Lalkhopau along with his wife went to Treasury office, located next to the office of SP, CCpur for some works and take picture as is mandatory for Lalkhopau, a pensioner.

According to the CCpur, SP Mangkhogin Haokip said it is learnt that some cadres of the UKRA accused Markson of extorting money from the village chiefs of Kom community and rounded him up on the way and took him away from the office premises and assaulted.

The SP CCpur further continued that on hearing of the incident, JK Kom a member of the Joint Monitoring Group rushed to the spot along with the police and handed over Markson to the CCpur police.

The CCpur police has in this regard registered a case on the assault, while, Markson who had received some visible injury on his head was ordered by the SP to be transferred to Imphal as his condition demanded a CT scan.

The CCPur police is investigation in the matter, he said.


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