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Manipur militant chief arrested in Siliguri

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

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

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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