Manipur Police Nab PREPAK cadre; prevented Bomb Attack

Imphal, September 15 2021: Imphal West District Police prevented an IED attack on security personnel with the arrest of one active cadre of PREPAK and his wife from a rented house located at Langjing and recovery of explosive items Briefing media persons at Imphal West District Police conference hall this evening, SP Imphal West Dr S Ibomcha paraded the arrested persons along with the seized explosive items.

The SP stated that today at around 2 pm police received a telephone call from KBS Agro Industries, Eeshing located inside the KBS brick field, Makoi Langjing Ching Maning informing that one hand grenade was placed on the table of the manager’s room Immediately, a police team led by Additional SP Operation, SDPO, DSP commando and OC Commando rushed to the spot and carried out spot enquiry and also collected inputs.

Based on the available inputs, police team carried out extensive search operation at the suspected nearby areas and picked up a suspect from a rented house located inside the KBS brick field, Makoi Langjing Ching Maning.

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The arrested person was identified as Moirangthem Mohen alias Manao alias Pari 42 s/o (L) Nimai of Sagolband Tera Sayang Leirak, presently staying at Makoi Langjing Ching Maning.

He is said to be a self-styled captain of banned underground outfit PREPAK.

Acting on the disclosure of Mohen, the police team recovered and seized one IED fitted with detonator from his rented house.

Mohen further disclosed that he is working directly under the command of self styled Chairman cum general secretary of PREPAK Ningombam Premkumar alias Prem alias Tamocha alias Aheiba Angom and as per the instruction of Ningombam Premkumar, he had placed the hand grenade at the office of the KBS Agro Industries, Eeshing for monetary demand.

Aheiba Angom also handed over a set of IED bomb with the instruction to attack security forces and he (Mohen) had already attempted to trigger bomb blasts a few days back somewhere in Langjing area.

The SP further stated that during enquiry it came to light that Maisnam (N) Moirangthem (O) Sarda Devi (26) w/o Mohen was aware of the presence of IED and hand grenade in their rented room and was part of the conspiracy.

Hence she was also arrested by a team of women police personnel.

Swift action of the district police not only succeeded in arresting the persons responsible for placing the hand grenade at office of KBS Agro Industries, Eeshing located inside the KBS brick field within a short period of time but also successfully thwarted an IED attack on security forces, Dr Ibomcha said.

The recovered items include one unexploded hand grenade, IED bomb, battery, digital camera, one remote with battery, Aadhaar card etc.

A case has been registered at Patsoi police station for taking up further necessary legal action and investigation of the case, he added.

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