KCP (Noyon) cadre arrested, claim police

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IMPHAL, July 30: A combined team of Thoubal district police commandos and 22 Assam Rifles reportedly arrested a cadre of the KCP Noyon faction on Wednesday during a search operation conducted in the general area of Kakching Wairi.

A statement issued by PRO Manipur Police, RK Tutusana, identified the KCP cadre as one Leishangthem Rajkumar alias Naoba alias Tomba, 23, son fo L Muhindro Singh of Kakching Wairi Senapati Leikai.

It said that investigation revealed that he was involved in three different encounters with the security forces.

While a case has been registered at Nongpok Sekmai police station, investigation is said to be underway.

The statement further said that a combined team of 12 Bihar regiment and Bishnupur district police Commando arrested a cadre of the KYKL on July 27 from Nambol Kongkham Makha Leikai.

He has been identified as one Leishangthem Ibohal Meetei alias Loya, 50, son of L Rabichandra Meetei of Nambol Kongkham Makha Leikai.

It said that as per investigation he revealed to have given five demand letters to five congress MLAs of Bishnupur district.

In a separate incident troop of 45 Assam Rifles claimed to have arrested a cadre of PLA while conducted a search operation at Korengei area on Wednesday and recovered arms and ammunitions.

According to official sources, the arrested PLA cadre has been identified as one Lieutenant Hijam Premhi alias Jingboi, 41, son of H Iboyaima of Singjamei Mongkham.

On his disclosure a follow up operation was launched and revered arms and ammunitions from the area of Phaknung village including A Beretta alongwith Magazine, two hand grenades, three live rounds of 9mm pistol and mobile hand set.

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