Two held with five stolen vehicles, tools, drugs
IMPHAL, 12th Oct: A team of Imphal East police commandos arrested two vehicle lifters, who are also drug peddlers and five stolen vehicles and suspected WY tablets from their possession on Friday around 5.15 pm.
The arrested persons have been identified as Pungshubam Chittaranjan alias Roshan (35) son of Munal of Achanbigei Mayai Leikai and Loitongbam Raghumani (40) son of late Ramdhon of Hiyangthang Mayai Leikai. Four Honda Activas, one Honda Dio, tools to modify HSRP, 800 pieces of suspected WY tablets, handmade tablet maker and aluminum foil used for wrapping tablets were seized from their possession.
Parading the arrested duo along with the seized articles in front of media, SP Imphal East Jogeshchandra informed that the CDO team led by additional SP (Ops) Krishnatombi, additional SP Thangkhochon Haokip, DSP CDO Y Jiban and CDO OC subedar Y Shaktisen carried out a search operation following specific information in Achanbigei Mayai Leikai area. Chittaranjan was arrested from his house at about 5.15 pm and one stolen Honda Activa was seized.
Based on his revelation, the CDO team arrested Raghumani from his house at Hiyangthang Mayai Leikai around 6.20 pm and recovered three stolen Honda Activa scooters and other articles from his house.
Raghumani disclosed that he is a member of a vehicle lifter gang and he makes modifications to the stolen vehicles for sale.
Later, the same CDO team recovered a stolen Honda Dio, which was abandoned by thieves, from Koirengei Keithel area around 8 pm Friday, the SP informed, and added that the two along with the seized items have been handed over to Heingang PS for further legal actions.