Two people from Awang Sekmai Parao have been allegedly abducted from Charhajare, Kangpokpi district on Monday by some miscreants suspected to be militants, sources said.
The two persons are Moirangthem Dewan Meitei, 34, son of late M Jarma Singh and Toijam
Tomba, 28, son of T Baodhon. Both persons are from Awang Sekmai Parao, Imphal West
district, the sources said.
According to the police, a complaint report filed by one Usham Babita Devi, 37, wife of M Gandhi Singh from Awang Sekmai Parao, mentioned that her brother–in-law (Dewan), along with Tomba, left home on Saturday for repairing a vehicle (Tata Truck) bearing registration number MN03-0899 at Charhajare and went missing ever since.
The complaint report was filed at Sekmai Police Station. The complaint report mentioned that she contacted the owner of the truck, namely Usham Ibochou Singh, 49, son of late U Chaoba Singh from Awang Sekmai Mamang Leikai, Parao, Imphal West district. She was told that Ibochou on Monday last contacted Tomba at around 9 am for the last time.
On Tuesday last she was informed by some youths of Kanglatongbi Santipur Nepali that
Dewan and Tomba were allegedly abducted by some unknown miscreants suspected to be
Kuki youths from Charhajare area on May 15 at around 5.30 pm.
A case has been registered at Sekmai Police Station. However, the case has been transferred
to G-Sapormeina Police Station as the place of occurrence falls under the jurisdiction.
Secretary of Progressive Youth Development Organisation, Ahongshangbam Ashok Kumar
told media on Wednesday at the community hall of Awang Sekmai Parao, Imphal West that
the two persons have been missing since he contacted the owner of the truck on Monday
He said the missing truck has been found but the two persons are still missing.
He appealed to those unknown miscreants to release the two persons at the earliest as they
are the sole bread earners of their families.
Meanwhile, security advisor Kuldiep Singh on Tuesday announced that altogether five
persons have gone missing since the ethnic conflict erupted in the state on May 3. He had
stated that search operations are underway to trace all the missing persons.
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