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Three Manipur militants arrested near Delhi’s Kashmere Gate ISBT

Police have recovered a laptop, tablet, two mobile phones with sim cards of Nepal and Manipur, a pen drive containing letterheads of the party and records of the extortion letters the party issued to schools, local businessman and other persons.

delhi Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Kangleipak Communist Party,KCP,Manipur militants
The alleged members of Manipur’s banned terror outfit Kangleipak Communist Party.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Three alleged members of Manipur’s banned terror outfit Kangleipak Communist Party have been arrested by the Delhi Police.

Police said Laishram Ranjit Meitei,45, is the commander-in-chief of the KCP-Tamnganba faction, while Lamjanba Khuman,36 of the LK Faction is the ‘member finance’ and the third accused was identified as Thoidam Chaothoi alias Chingsang,30.

The three were arrested on Sunday evening from outside the Tibetan monastery in north Delhi’s ISBT.

Police said the three were planning to set up base in Delhi. Police have recovered a laptop, tablet, two mobile phones with sim cards of Nepal and Manipur, a pen drive containing letterheads of the party and records of the extortion letters the party issued to schools, local businessman and other persons.

Police have also recovered personal diaries and documents of the party.

Police said that an officer received a tip-off about the KCP leader Laishram Ranjit Meitei, who was wanted in a case in Manipur. DCP Special Cell Pramod Kuswah said police had information Meitei had come to Delhi. He was hiding in a place close to the West Bengal-Nepal border. Meitei and his two associates were arrested from their meeting point, where special cell officers had laid a trap.

Meitei claimed he was evading arrest for the past five years

The three also told police that earlier they were operating from the Bengal- Nepal border. They were staying in Kakarbhitta, in Nepal for the last three years and were extorting money from businessmen and government authorities in Manipur threatening to blow them off if the money was not paid. DCP Kushwah said that the extorted money was distributed among different factions of the banned outfit and also sent to leaders hiding in Nepal.

Police said KCP (People War Group) was formed in the January, 2016 by a combined extremist group of KCP-Poirei faction, KCP-Tamnganba faction and KCP-Paikhomba faction by Laishram Ranjit Meetei.

In January 2017 special Cell had arrested the self styled convener of KCP PWG Ranjjet Singh Porai alias Rocky. Earlier this year, the banned terror outfit was involved in firing at oil tanker vehicles when they refused to give money. In April, they had also hurled a grenade at a school when the extortion money was not paid.

First Published: Aug 14, 2017 21:22 IST