IMPHAL, June 26: Two persons were caught trying to steal construction materials from the campus of the Manipur University, Canchipur by the personnel of 8 MR and Home Guards who were on routine patrol in the campus.
The two have been identified as Irom Bobo, 30 son of Irom Jadu, of Langthabal Mantrikhong Mayai Leikai and Laishram Jiten, 35 son of L Ibopishak, of Mayang Imphal Thangjam Leikai.
Jiten has been staying at a rented house at Langthabal since the last four years.
According to the troop commander of the 8 MR, the two were found trying to steal iron rods from the western side of the Administrative Block in the intervening night. On further integration, the duo had confessed that they have been operating as a gang with other members.
Later, they were handed over to the Singjamei police station.