CSO leader, wife among 5 held in CRPF attack case

IMPHAL, 29th Oct: Apart from arresting five people including National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO) president Oinam Premjit and his wife - Pinki, police raided the office of the civil society organisation in connection with the recent grenade attack on a CRPF team.
Police also recovered one 9mm pistol with two live rounds and two .38 pistols with 15 rounds from Premjit’s house.
While Premjit and Pinki of Oinam in Bishnupur district were arrested from their residence Sunday night, three others including two members of NIPCO were picked up from different places Monday. Two NIPCO members namely Sana of Nongren and Sahabuddin of Phoubakchao were arrested from Irom Meijrao area. The other man namely Milan of Nongren was arrested from Nongdam by Imphal West police Monday afternoon. Sources informed that a combined team of Imphal West and Bishnupur district police commandos raided the house of Premjit late Sunday evening as part of investigation relating to the October 20 grenade attack on a CRPF vehicle at Nagamapal.
During the raid, Premjit and Pinki were arrested and three small arms and ammunition recovered from their house. In follow-up action, the same police team nabbed Sana and Sahabuddin from Irom Meijrao.
Police are investigating to ascertain whether the two arrested NIPCO members were involved in the Nagamapal bomb attack or not, the source said.
Meanwhile, a team of Imphal West police commando led by Imphal West additional SP (Ops) Th Krishnatombi raided the office of the NIPCO located near Keishampat Lairembi. The raid was conducted from 10.30am till 4pm and police impounded some documents and few video cassettes from the office.
SDPO Imphal Yumnam Joyraj, OC Imphal PS inspector Boby and OC city police inspector Ingocha also took part in the raid.
Information has also been recieved that the same commando team rounded up one UNLF cadre identified as Laishram Rakesh alias Thoungamba alias Angangcha alias Bishwanath Khuman alias London Meitei (34) son of L Ibopishak of Ngaikhong Maning Leikai from an Imphal area. Rakesh's army no is 1517 of 24 Batch, said a police source.

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