Mob erupts after police save extortionists

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IMPHAL, Sept 7: Residents of Mayang Imphal bazaar stormed the local police station late Sunday night demanding custody of armed miscreants who threatened a businessman of the locality in connection with extortion.

Reports said that around 10 pm, armed miscreants coming in a four wheeler barged into the residence of Laishram Amuba Singh, son of L Ibotombi of Mayang Imphal bazaar, a businessman and brandishing a small firearm threatened the man.

Meanwhile, a reliable source has identified the leader of the group as Kayenpaibam Sanjit of Tera Amudon.

It is also learnt that he had come along with three of his accomplices, two of whom managed to escape.

The other accomplice nabbed by the locals is identified as Khomdram Suren, 36 son of Tombi of Naoremthong Khulem Leikai.

The two caught by the locals were thrashed, however, police intervened and rescued the miscreants from the mob.

Amuba’s house is situated just a stone throw away distance from the Mayang Imphal Police Station.

Subsequently, the enraged locals stormed the Mayang Imphal Police station demanding custody of the miscreants.

In the process, the mob pelted stones at the police station, which resulted in the police firing live   rounds in the air and tear gas shells.

To control the mob additional forces rushed to Mayang Imphal and the situation is said to be charged till the filing of this report.

A late night report said Surjit is presently undergoing treatment at RIMS.

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