IMPHAL May 30: Imphal East District Police commandos on Friday morning conducted a cordon and search operation at Kshetri Leikai Mongkhang Lambi and Ningom Leirak under Irilbung Police Station and detained eight persons and handed them over to the Irilbung Police station for further verification.
The cordon and search operation was conducted by P Achouba officer In charge Imphal East Commando under the supervision of Singhajit additional, SP operation of Imphal East from the early morning.
Eight persons who failed to produce their proper verifications were detained and handed over to the police station.
Meanwhile, a combined team of the Imphal West District Police commandos and 30 AR arrested an active member of PREPAK, identified as Kshetrimayum Somananda Meitei, 30, son of (L) Ksh Tombi Meitei of Khurai Laishram Leikai from Lamsang Bazar, informed a press statement of the PRO Police.
It said that he was assigned to extort money from shopkeepers, government employees, mobile tower owners and general public by using demand letters for raising fund for PREPAK.
The release further said that Somananda was also involved in transportation of arms and ammunition for the party.
The Bishnupur District Police commandos also conducted search operation at Nambol Khathong area on May 29. During the search operation, one KCP (MTF) cadre identified Wahengbam Inaocha Singh alias Ibomcha alias Ashiky, 34, son of W Irabot Singh of Nambol Khathong was arrested.
In a follow up action, another KCP (MTF) cadre, Khundrakpam Hemanta Singh alias Ahingchamba, 44, son of Kh Thoiba Singh of Laimapokpam Awang Leikai was also arrested from his house, it said.
In an unrelated incident, on May 29, Bishnupur District Police commandos conducted search operation at Leimapokpam area and arrested one cadre of KCP (MTF), Longjam Shyam Singh, 59, son of (L) L Ibochou Singh of Yumnam Huidrom Thiyam Leisangkhong. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from the general public, shopkeepers and government employees of Bishnupur district, it said.
Based on information that some active workers of PREPAK (Pro) are going to transport money extorted from general public to their senior cadres staying at Myanmar, commandos of Thoubal District Police conducted frisking and checking at Pallel Bazar near Cdo post on May 29, it said.
The PRO statement said that during the frisking and checking, one active worker of PREPAK (Pro) identified as Sarangthem Johny Meitei, 29, son of S Shyam Meitei of Thabalkhong Sabal Leikai riding in a Maruti van silky silver in colour, bearing registration No MN01X-2555 was arrested along with Rs 201590/- in Indian currency and two I-Phone mobile handsets.
In another follow up action, one of his associates, Sapam Robindro alias Nanao, 35, son of S Bhagirath Singh of Khongjam Patpal was also arrested, it claimed.
Investigation revealed that they were involved in extortion of Rs. 2,01,590 from the contractors at Imphal, the release said.