Three KCP members arrested, arms recovered

The three members of the banned outfit KCP (Taibanganba) were apprehended by Imphal West District Police on Friday afternoon.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 20 Aug 2023, 1:17 am

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Security forces arrested three members of a proscribed underground outfit and remanded them in six days of police custody while also recovering arms and ammunition during a search operation on Friday across various districts of the state.

The three members of the banned outfit KCP (Taibanganba) were apprehended by Imphal West District Police on Friday afternoon.

A team of Imphal West District Police conducted frisking and checking at Singjamei Sougrakpam Leikai near jockey showroom along Indo-Myanmar Road on Friday at around 1:00 pm. A white-colour Honda WR-V car without registration number was stopped and the three were detained during the checking.

On preliminary interrogation, the detained individuals admitted to be the members of banned outfit KCP (Taibanganba) and had come to Singjamei Bazar area to extort money.


The detained persons are Oinam Nilson@ Lemba@ Thoi, 34, son of (L) O. Nilachandra of Pishum Oinam Leikai, Imphal West district; Salam Ranjit Singh@ahumsuba, 33, son of S Chandra Singh of Ward No. 4 Moirang Khunou Sabal Mamang Leikai, Bishnupur district and Haobijam Haridas Singh, 39 (driver), son of H Mani Singh of Sayang Bazar, Bishnupur district.

Police reported that Nilson disclosed that he is an active member of the said proscribed underground outfit and presently working under chairman of the same outfit, Haobijam Dilip alias Taibanganba of Bishnupur. On advice of his commander, he made monetary demands to some shops located in and around the Imphal areas.

Four mobile phone handsets; one WRV Honda Car without registration number white in colour and three aadhaar cards were seized from their possession.

The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Singjamei Police Station for further necessary action.

A case was registered and they were produced before the duty magistrate and remanded to police custody for 6 days w.e.f August 18, 2023.

Search operations were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal West, Bishnupur, Tengnoupal, Kangpokpi and Thoubal districts in which 06 (six) arms, 29 (twenty-nine) ammunitions and 02 (two) explosives were recovered from Thoubal, Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal Districts, the Police Control Room said in a release.


On Friday, three members of an underground outfit were arrested and remanded to police custody for 6 (six) days, the police said.  
In another press release, the IGAR(S) stated that a joint operation conducted by Assam Rifles and Manipur Police Commando on Friday evening around 6:45 bore positive results as they recovered arms, ammunition and contraband items.

In a joint operation conducted on August 18, 2023, around 1845 hrs, Assam Rifles and Manipur Police Commandos achieved a significant breakthrough by successfully recovering a cache of weapons and ammunition. The operation was initiated based on specific intelligence regarding the presence of miscreants, the IGAR(S) said in a release.

Working in close collaboration, teams from Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police undertook rigorous combing operations during which the joint team successfully recovered a Chinese hand grenade and a country-made pipe launcher loaded with explosive material, the IGAR(S) said.

In a similar operation at Chaobok Lilong in Imphal district in the early hours of Friday, based on credible intelligence a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched a search operation. On arrival at the said location teams of Assam rifles along with police started extensive search and recovered following arms ammunition and contraband items - one Carbine, one P266 Pistol, ammunition of different calibres and other war like stores, the IGAR(S) said.

The success of this coordinated operation stands as a testament to the dedication and proficiency of both the Assam Rifles and Manipur Police in maintaining law and order and safeguarding the well-being of the local community, it stated.


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