Intending candidate abducted in Kadangban


IMPHAL, April 27: The whereabouts of an intending candidate of the Lairenkabi Kadangban Gram Panchayat election remains a mystery after he was allegedly abducted by armed militants while he was returning home along with his wife on Thursday night at around 8:50pm.

Soon after hearing about the abduction, a massive search was conducted at the nearby areas by local meira paibis and youths.

The kidnapped person has been identified as Nungleppam Bobby alias Bobbit,aged 37, son of (L) Budha of Kadangban Part I under Lamsang Police Station.

According to his wife Shanti, the two were visiting a relative at Kadangband Pt II on their Maruti 800 car when two unidentified youths sprang out and signalled them to stop. The incident happened just about 300 meters away from their residence, she added.

After Bobby stopped the car, the two took him a little farther from the car for a talk, she added.

Some minutes later, when Bobby failed to return, she flashed a torch light towards them, at which one of the youths yelled back to put off the torch light, she told media persons.

They further yelled not to report the matter to the police and ran off taking Bobby along with them, she informed before adding due to the darkness she couldn’t make out the direction they took off.

She informed her family about the abduction on her mobile.

Soon after, family members and locals conducted a massive search in the nearby areas of Chirang Phumluo, Koutruk, Kharam and Ngakhuyang.

Receiving reports of the alleged abduction, a Lamsang Police commando team also came and enquired about the incident last night around 10:30pm.

Meanwhile, decrying the alleged abduction, local meira paibis staged sit- in-protest this morning at around 10:30am at the Kadangban Part I and II. The agitators demanded safe release of Bobby.


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