IMPHAL, August 18: A combined team of Imphal East District Police Commando unit and 30 AR along with women police have arrested an active woman member of KYKL organisation identified as Athokpam (o) Rita Devi, 41, wife of A. Ingochambi Singh of Kumbi Terakhong Maning Leikai on August 17.
According to a release of the PRO, Rita was apprehended from 2nd MR Gate from Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai near the foothill of Cheirao Ching. A 9mm pistol along with 9 rounds in the magazine, 11 numbers of 9mm ammunition, 30 ammunition of M20 Pistol and a mobile phone handset along with 2 SIM cards were seized from her possession.
Investigation has revealed that she was involved in extortion of huge sums of money from the general public, private firms, Government Offices, businessmen, contractors, etc. Further investigation also revealed that she had recently extorted a sum of Rs. 1 lakh from a person in Nagamapal.
A case has been registered at Lamphel Police Station and investigation is going on, it said.
Meanwhile, according to a PRO IGAR (s) statement, troops of 16 Assam Rifles apprehended an over ground worker of KNA at the vehicle check post of Litan on August 17 and a mobile handset, one and half kilogram of ganja and seven extortion notes were recovered from him, said an IGAR (South) PRO press release.
It said, the apprehended person was identified as Hejin C Jang, 35, of Saijang, Senapati district and he has been handed over to Imphal West Police Station.
In another incident, troops of 21 Assam Rifles of 28 Sector AR recovered one 81mm Motor Bomb and three 60mm Motor Bomb in a search operation in the general area of Kuki Top on August 18, said the press release.