AR busts KYKL extortion network


IMPHAL, May 3: Based on specific intelligence regarding movement of the UG cadres in general area of Wangoi and Samurau of Imphal West district, a combined team of the 12 BIHAR Regiment of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) and Wangoi Police Commandos under the supervision of 12 BIHAR Regiment and Assistant Superintendent of Police, Imphal West district launched counter insurgency operations in the area on May 1.

According to a press release of PRO IGAR (S), during the operation, six insurgents belonging to KYKL organisation, were apprehended on May 1 and 2. During the operation, a vehicle check post was established at Oinam and the team apprehended an active cadre and two Over Ground Workers of KYKL on May 1. They were identified as No 2034 (Batch No 32 Year 2006), Yumnam Sunil Singh alias Babusana, 29 son of Basanta, resident of Oinam Swambung Awang Lekai and two Over Ground Workers namely Firoz Khan, 29 son of Md Abdul Latif, resident of Lilong Haoreibi Makha Lekai and Mongjam Rohit Singh, 23 son of M Ramu Singh, resident of MayangImphalLekhai.

Based on reliable information revealed by the apprehendees regarding presence of more KYKL cadres, follow up operations were launched by the combined team in general area Samurau of Imphal West district in which three more Over Ground Workers of KYKL were apprehended from their residences, the release said.

The apprehendees were identified as Ph Shirif, 21 son of F. Farid, resident of Lilong Haoreibi Makha Leikai, Khetrimayum Doren Singh, 49 son of Late K Samu Singh, resident of Thoubal Lesankhong Manung and Md Faruk Khan, 19 son of Md Nasir Khan, resident of Lilong Turel Ahanbi.

During frisking and checking of the individuals, one 9mm Pistol Berreta (made in Italy) along with magazine and seven live rounds, one Chinese Hand Grenade alongwith a detonator and other incriminating articles were recovered from their possession.

The apprehendees revealed that they were involved in extortion related activities, grenades lobbing, illegal weapon carrying and fund raising for their group. All the apprehendees along with recovered items have been handed over to the Wangoi Police Station, according to the release.


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