IMPHAL, June 3: A combined team of the Imphal West District Police Commoandos has arrested an active member of the proscribed outfit PLA (RPF) on June 1, said a PRO Police press release.
The release has identified the arrested member as Ningthoujam (o) Puyam (n) Shurbala alias Bijaya Devi, 37, wife of Ningthoujam Rajib Singh of Tera Sapam Leirak at present staying at Singjamei Waikhom Leikai near WAC Ground.
She was arrested from near her house, it said and added on investigation, it was revealed that she had carried out many prejudicial activities like extortion, transportation of explosives, planting of IEDs to terrorise the public and to extort money.
On her disclosure, three hand grenades were seized which were hidden inside an almirah at her home, further continued the statement.
“A case has been registered at Singjamei Police Station and investigation is going on.”
Further the same day, based on a reliable information, District Police Commandos, Bishnupur including women Police conducted search operation at Bishnupur Bazar area, it said.
During the search operation, one cadre of the proscribed outfit PREPAK (PRO), namely, Ngangom Pavin Singh alias Naocha, 26, son of Ng Manimohan Singh of Khurai Sajor Leikai at present Laipham Khunou Mamang Leikai was arrested and seized a Samsung mobile handset with Airtel SIM card from his possession, it said.
“Investigation revealed that he had collected huge amounts of money from the contractors and general public.”
“On follow up action, the same day, Nongmaithem Bocha Singh, 32, son of Thawanjao Singh of Wangoo Sabal Mamang Leikai, an active member of PREPAK(PRO) was also arrested from his house and a 9mm pistol with magazine and one Nokia Mobile handset with Airtel SIM card were seized from his possession.”
Further according to the statement, during another follow up action on the same day, another cadre of PREPAK (PRO), namely, Nongmaithem Tomba Singh alias Tayai, 45, son of Thaninjao Singh of Wangoo Sabal Mamang Leikai was also arrested from Wangoo Sabal Mamang Leikai and seized one mobile handset with SIM card.
On preliminary investigation, it was revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from the general public, shopkeepers and govt employees of Bishnupur District in the name of PREPAK (PRO), it said.
“A case has been registered at Bisnupur Police Station and investigation is going on.”
On June 2, Bishnupur District Police commandos conducted search operation at Khabi Village and arrested one cadre of PREPAK (PRO), namely Keithellakpam Nanao Singh alias Roshini, 28, son of (L) K Ibomcha Singh of Khabi Mayai Leikai.
On his disclosure one s/s sgt major of PREPAK (PRO), namely, Kh Dhiren Singh alias Thakaba, 34, son of Kh Nilamani Singh of Nambol Phoijing was also arrested from his residence, it said.
“A case has been registered at Nambol Police Station and investigation is going on.”