IRB personnel accused in shooting commando driver case arrested

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IMPHAL, January 14: A special team of the Churachandpur Police has arrested the suspected accused involved in the murder of Imphal West Police Commando Elangbam Joykumar, 42, son of E Bamon Singh of Samurou Mamang Leikai at PCTC Oil Pump, Khuyathong on September 25, 2014.

According to a statement of the PRO, Police, the arrested accused has been identified as Thangthiansong Tonsing, 26, son of T Tualgou of Vengnuam, New Lamka, Churachandpur.

He was arrested from Tuimazing Village area under Singhat Police along with a 9 mm pistol (suspected to be the weapon snatched from the slain driver) and 11 live 9 mm ammunition said the police.

The case of killing the commando driver is under investigation by Imphal police Station.

Meanwhile, the statement has also said that on January 11, based on a reliable information, a team of the Imphal East District Police commandos conducted a frisking and checking at Khurai Lamlong Bazar area and apprehended an active member of PREPAK identified as Tonjam Tondon Meitei alias Boicha, 30 son of (L) T Nandakishwor Meitei of Pukhao Khabam Makha Leikai.

He was, according to the police PRO statement, arrested from in front of the AXIS ATM Booth.

Incriminating articles were seized from his possession and in follow up action, the police team arrested two active members of the outfit identified as Ningthoujam Manglem Singh alias Joychandra, 30, son of N Nabachandra Singh of Uyumpok Maning Leikai on the same day from Khurai Telipati Road, Chingambam Leirak Machin, and Ningthoujam Uttam Singh, 36 son of (L) N Ibohanbi Singh of Khurai Thongam Leikai from Khuman Lampak area.

It said incriminating articles were seized from the possession of both the UG cadres.

Investigation revealed that they were involved in extortion of money from the general public, private firms, government offices, etc, it said adding that a case has been registered at Porompat Police Station and investigation is going on.

On January 13, a combined team of Bishnupur District Police Commando unit and 2 JAKLI conducted search operation at Moirang Lamkhai area and arrested an active member of UNLF, namely, Hemam Premananda Singh alias Heingamba, 31 son of H Ranjit Singh alias Ibomcha Singh of Moirang Panshang.

A case has been registered at Moirang Police Station and investigation is going on.

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