Imphal: Chongtham Manglemjao, the self-styled `chairman` of militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party--KK Nganba (KCP-KKN) faction, has been arrested by a combined team of Manipur police and Assam Rifles personnel from a place in Imphal West district, the police said on Monday.
He was arrested during a manhunt at Nagamapal area here yesterday.
The search was launched following the arrest of three militants from the valley rea on June 14 last, the police said.
The three militants who were arrested were identified as Naorem Ibombcha, Aheibam Dijen and Chongtham Ibomcha (all from KCP-KKN) were allegedly involved in extortion and serving demand letters to government officials, conractors and general public, the police said.
Meanwhile, some militants lobbed a grenade at the house of the chairman of the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) Hamom Naba at his residence at Thouda Bhabok Leikai area near here in Imphal West district yesterday, sources said.
The grenade, however, failed to explode.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility.
Naba said he had not received any monetary demand from any militant outfit.