Imphal, January 13 2022: A combined team of Imphal East District Police, 16 Assam Rifles and 15 Assam Rifles on Wednesday apprehended four cadres of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) People’s War Group (PWG), with around 30 demand letters.
The arrested cadres have been identified as Wahengbam Ramananda alias Roso alias Luwangngamba (48) s/o (L) Biren of Kontha Ahallup Makha Leikai, Soibam Inao alias Bhim (31) s/o Sarat of Wangoi Laiphrakpam Mayai Leikai, Sapam Mohon alias Iboyaima (52) s/o Bheigya of Tentha Khunou and Md Ayub Khan alias Khan alias Ijou (46) s/o Md Allauddin of Lilong Dam.
Around 30 demand letters of the outfit along with 240 WY tablets and 4 mobile phones were seized from their possession.
Briefing media persons in this regard at his conference hall on Thursday; SP Imphal East M Pradip informed that as part of the security measures being taken up by the district police to prevent any poll-related incidents, the combined team conducted a search operation in Heingang area on Wednesday, During the operation, the combined team apprehended Ramananda alias Roso from near Ahallup Makha Leikai Lai Haoraobam Lampak around 6.45 pm.
During interrogation, Ramananda revealed that he joined KCP (PWG) through one Mohon and is presently working under one Kiran.
Based on his revelations, other cadres namely Soibam Inao and Sapam Mohon were arrested from their respective residences with around 30 demand letters.
The operation resumed and around 11.40 pm, Md Ayub Khan was arrested from his residence with around 240 WY tablets, the SP informed.
Further interrogation led to the arrested cadres revealing that they are working under the outfit s self-styled finance secretary named Kiran and are involved in extortion activities.
If the targets refuse to give the demanded money, the cadres carry out IED attacks or hurl hand grenades All four have been handed over to Heingang PS, which has registered a case to initiate necessary legal action, the SP conveyed.