Manipur militant chief arrested in Siliguri
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Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 20:21
Siliguri: In a major catch, the self-styled commander-in-chief of the banned Kanglei Yawol Kann Lup (KYKL) Ningthoujam Tomba was arrested by the West Bengal police and central intelligence agencies from Siliguri.

Darjeeling Superintendent of Police D P Singh said Tomba, alias Rajen, alias Koireng, was arrested Sunday night from Khaprel Bazar under Matighara police station in a joint operation.

A satellite phone and documents were seized from the 57-year-old militant leader.

A woman, Saraswati Ray, who was staying with him, was also arrested, he said. After interrogating them, two other women from Kurseong were arrested, the SP added.

A Manipur police commando team comprising two inspectors and a sub-inspector were sent to Siliguri to assist the West Bengal police, official sources in Imphal said.

Tomba hailed from Nambol Kongkham village in Manipur's Bishenpur district.

KYKL is a major insurgent organisation operating in Manipur for the past few decades and has been waging an armed struggle for an 'independent Manipur'.


First Published: Monday, March 15, 2010, 20:21

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