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Manipur Insurgency: Top Leader Of Manipur's Kangleipak Communist Party Arrested In Kolkata

Manipur Insurgency: Top Leader Of Manipur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2018 8:47 AM GMT

As per a report by news agency PTI a special task force of the Kolkata Police apprehended Amon Nelson Singh, the chairperson of banned Manipur-based Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council Progressive) on Sunday. According to officials he was arrested in relation to his alleged involvement in a dacoity incident in the citys Jodhpur Park last year

Murlidhar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner who led the task force said the 28-year-old militant was arrested for criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and for acquiring, possessing and carrying illegal firearms under the Arms Act. The militant has other alliances with Chingkhei Khuman and Maheikhomba Meitei.

The team recovered a 9 mm pistol, two 7 mm pistols and some ammunition from the arrested militant.

As quoted by the Telegraph During interrogation, Amon confessed to being involved in extortions in Manipur.

The officer said, "He is a self-proclaimed chairman of Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council Progressive) and has been arrested under the Arms Act."

Four days before Singh's arrest a special cell from the Delhi Police arrested the 37-year-old Kangleipak Communist Party's general secretary, Moirangthem Rana Pratap alias Paikhomba, in West Bengal’s Bishnupur. He was accused of allegedly threatening businessmen and influential people.

Another report by the Hindustan Times said on August 28, the Delhi Police had arrested Oinam Ibochouba Singh alias Khoirangba, a commander within the outfit. According to Delhi Police Deputy commissioner (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav the Moirangthem had ordered Oinam to establish the organisation’s base in Delhi.

On 13 August, 2017 Kangleipak Communist Party (People's War Group) chief Laishram Ranjit Meitei and other two militants were arrested in Delhi.

KCP is one of the five active members of CorCom, an umbrella organization of Meitei outfits.

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