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Wanted Manipur militant arrested by Delhi police

Published : Sep 9, 2018, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Sep 9, 2018, 1:12 am IST

Plan to set up base in capital foiled by cops.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: The sleuths of Delhi police’s Special Cell has arrested a 37-year-old man, who is a member of the Manipur-based banned terrorist outfit, Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP-PWG), for allegedly threatening and extorting businessmen and influential people.

The accused, Moirangthem Rana Pratap alias Paikhomba, the self-styled general secretary of the banned outfit, was arrested from Bishnupur area of Manipur on September 4, the police said on Saturday.

He, along with his associates, was allegedly threatening and extorting money from businessmen and influential people, said DCP (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

Earlier on August 28, Oinam Ibochouba Singh alias Khoirangba, a top commander and self-styled acting chairman of the banned outfit was arrested from South Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area.

The police said it was Paikhomba who had directed Khoirangba to go to Delhi and set up a base to conduct their activities. On his directions, Khoirangba had allegedly threatened the Manipur chief minister, the senior officer said.

Khoirangba was in the process of setting up a base in Delhi allegedly to carry out anti-national activities. He had allegedly threatened Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and some other ministers as well. Paikhomba is also wanted by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and a reward of Rs 2 lakh was declared on his arrest by the agency.

Paikhomba has been brought to Delhi on transit remand from Manipur, the officer added.

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

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