IMPHAL, April 18: A combined team of CDO Imphal East District and a Column of 16 AR under the supervision of Shri, M.Rajen Singh, Addl. SP(Ops), IE arrested one PREP AK cadre namely, Nongthombam Dinesh Meitei @ Epacha @ Pitingkon (25) Sio N. Debeshwar Meitei ofYumnam Patlou Makha Leikai from Keibi Khunou near waiting shed, said a press release from Superintendent Police, Imphal East District, Manipur.
It continued that on verification he disclosed that he joined UNLF organization in December 2007 through one Pari, SIS 2nd Lt of UNLF and he got 45 days basic military training at Mithrit, Burma under Army no. 2189 of 33rd batch. He was arrested by CDO Bishnupur in September 2011 and released on bail after release on bail he rejoined PREP AK in November 2012 through one Hemanta @ Amuba @ Etao of Uyumpok and now working under the command of Nongshaba @ Malem S/S commander of PREPAK Imphal East Division.
He further disclosed that he served demand letters, recruited youths as members of PREPAK and transported arms and ammunition from one place to another. One Chinese hand grenade and one .32 pistol with magazine having 3 (three) live rounds were recovered from his possession, said the press release.