Manipur police arrest 3 KCP militants in Bengaluru

Manipur police arrest 3 KCP militants in Bengaluru

IMPHAL | February 26, 2020:

A team of Manipur Police, with assistance from their Bengaluru counterparts, has arrested the finance secretary of outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) Agamba faction along with two of his aides from the Karnataka capital.

A joint team of Manipur and Bengaluru police arrested the leader of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
Agamba faction along with his two associates from Ashwathappa Building, Gurangute Palya, in Karnataka on February 19.

The main accused have been identified as Sarangthem Guneshwor Singh a resident of Kongpal, Imphal East district. His associates have been identified as Lairenlakpam Manihar and Thangjam Nandakishor, both from Hilakandi, Assam.

According to source, the trio were involved in extortion and intimidation of bank officials in Imphal, the outfit had demanded Rs 1 crore each from general managers and chairmen of several banks, giving them a deadline to deposit the amount. The outfit also warned bank officials of dire consequences if the demand wasn't met.

The militant leader fled to Assam from Manipur in 2017 after a microfinance company he established went bankrupt. He later moved to Bengaluru, from where he carried out extortion activities.

The accused were brought to Imphal on transit remand for seven days, the police said.

During investigation, three mobile phones and some incriminating documents were seized from their possession.

IndianExpress

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