IMPHAL, Mar 12: In continuation of the intensive operation against the KCP (MTF) Sunil group in the aftermath of the arrest of five important cadres including one woman by the Bishnupur CDOs recently, a combine team of CDO Bishnupur and 4/8 GR personnel arrested a hardcore cadre who is also the army chief of the militant outfit KCP (MTF) along with one woman involved in the collection of demand money and transportation of weapon amongst the cadres said Bishnupur SP K. Jayenta Singh while briefing media persons this evening during a press meet held at his office chamber.
The SP maintained that with the arrest of the hardcore cadres and their main helpers, atleast four criminal cases have been solved in the district.
The persons who were arrested today have been identified as one, s/s army chief of the KCP(MTF) Sunil group Wahengbam Dillip alias Tomba alias Pamel, 30, s/o W. Thambal Singh of Toubul and Sarangthem ongbi Sandhyrani Devi, 33, w/o S. Ashakumar Singh of Hyangthang Maning ward number 3.
He further maintained that the team recovered one 9 mm pistol and .32 pistol loaded with 3 live rounds.
The SP has further identified the recovered .32 pistol as the pistol used in killing one Huidrom Sobhachandra of Ishok mayai leikai, who was killed by an individual identified as Idom who was also recently arrested by a CDO Bishnupur team. Idom is further identified as the main individual used to carry out death.
The SP Bishnupur also disclosed that further verification and investigation of the arrested individuals revealed that the arrested female cadre along with Yumnam (o) Indubala Devi alias Abe, 34, w/o Y Thoithoi Singh of nambol Thongkha (now already in custody of Nambol PS in c/w case FIR No 27 (3) 2011 NBL-PS) along with another female identified as Pukhrambam Aruna Devi, 40, w/o P Ibomcha Singh of Nambol Mongjing (who is now absconding since March 7) deals in collection and transaction of extorted amounts in favour of KCP (MTF) Sunil. They are also identified to be involved in serving of extortion demand notes to individuals, govt officials, collection of ransom money, and as courier of arms amongst cadres of the outfit.
Further investigation has revealed that Pukhrambam Aruna Devi had managed to get herself elected without any contest as councilor of Nambol municipal council from Ward no 2 in the recent municipal election by using undue influence from the KCP (MTF). Hectic effort is on to arrest the absconding cadre, the SP added.