A team of Imphal West district police commando arrested the founder of newly formed underground outfit, Coalition for Liberation with Globalization of Kangleipak (COLIGK) from Kwakeithel Haorokchanbi near community hall Imphal West on Friday.
The arrested person has been identified as one Paikhomba Wahengbam alias Yohenba Mangang, 30, son of late W Imocha Singh of Kumbi Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur District presently staying at the rented house of Samjetsabam Nandalal Singh Kwakeithel Haorokchanbi near community hall Imphal West.
Superintendent of police, Imphal West, Ksh Shivakanta on Friday told media that an information was received from a source about formation of a new underground outfit called Coalition For Liberation With Globalization of Kangleipak (COLIGK).
He said the said outfit has been serving demand letters and threats to various government institutions, hospitals, press media institutions and others in the name of raising funds for the outfit.
After analysis of technical INT and through human INT, the suspect was identified and his whereabouts were zeroed in at Kwakeithel Haorokchambi area.
Acting on the information teams of commando, Imphal West led by officer-in-charge, commando Imphal West, Inspector P Achouba Meetei under the command of additional superintendent of police (Ops), Imphal West, M Amit Singh, and under his overall supervision rushed to the said area and conducted search operation at some suspected houses at Kwakeithel Haorokchambi near Community Hall.
During the operation at the rented house of Nandalal, one unknown person later identified as Paikhomba was found in a suspicious manner.
On seeing his suspicious manner, he was detained for spot verification. Paikhomba disclosed that he is the person who formed COLIGK and trying to further the activities of the outfit in the name of self-style finance and account of COLIGK, Yohenba Mangang.
Paikhomba reportedly disclosed that he had served demand letters for the outfit to all the Government affiliated colleges under Manipur University (40 colleges), director of RIMS, JNIMS, Medical Health Services, Manipur and AYUSH including various print, electronic media and admins of various social media page.
The items seized from the possession of Paikhomba are 99 numbers of letter heads of COLIGK; four monetary demand letters signed by self-style finance and account, Yohenba Mangang; a Lenovo laptop used in the activity of the outfit; one HP Ink Tank Printer; one scooter (Pleasure) red in colour bearing registration number MN01L9397; and one i20 car red in colour bearing registration number MN04P1808.
One wallet containing one driving license, one ATM of Bank of India and a sum of Rs.6000; 2000 Korean Won currency, 110 Bangladesh Taka currency, 700 Myanmar Kyat currency ;140 Thailand Baht currency; one pendrive of 6 GB capacity and two mobile phones were also seized.
The SP appealed to the people and government institutions to inform in time and cooperate with the police so that such activity can be stopped at the earliest.
The arrested person and the seized items have been handed over to Imphal police station for further investigation. Further, investigation is going on to arrest his associates, if any at the earliest, he added.