Manipuri ultra arrested from Bihar

Meghen had gone missing after being reportedly caught in Bangladesh two months ago.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 11:58 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Motihari/Imphal: One of the most wanted Manipuri separatist leader Rajkumar Meghen alias Sana Yaima was arrested from Motihari in East Champaran district of Bihar, reports claimed Wednesday.

Meghen is said to be the current chairman of United National Liberation Front (UNLF), the oldest Meitei insurgent group in North East which aims at Manipur’s separation from the rest of India and to establish “an independent socialist Manipur.

He is known to be a member of the royal family of Manipur and has studied international relations in Kolkata`s Jadavpur University.
Meghen, who was wanted in a dozen rebel attack cases went missing after being reportedly caught in Bangladesh two months ago. Later, he is supposed to have taken shelter near the India-Nepal border to evade arrest, before his arrest yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, Meghen was arrested from near Chhatauni Chowk by a three-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which was assisted by local police, sources said.
``Manipur Police AIG CP Mina identified the militant leader,`` Paras Nath, Superintendent of Police (East Champaran) was quoted as saying by a newspaper.

He was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Motihari and is being brought to Delhi on a transit remand.