Top militant leader shot dead in Imphal

A top militant leader, who escaped from a police station near here a week ago, was killed in an encounter with police in the wee hours today.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 09:57 AM IST

Imphal: A top militant leader, who escaped
from a police station near here a week ago, was killed in an
encounter with police in the wee hours today.

Sunil Meitei, `Commander in Chief` of militant outfit
Kangleipak Communist Party-Mobile Task Force (KCP-MTF), was
shot dead during a gunfight with commandos attached to the
Imphal West district police.

He had escaped from Porompat Police Station by digging a
tunnel on October 4 last.

Meitei, involved in several cases of extortion, murder
and kidnapping, was arrested from Bangalore on June 29 last
year by Delhi Police and later brought to Imphal, police said.

Director General of Police (Manipur) Y Joykumar had
earlier announced a cash reward of Rs one lakh for anyone who
could give information leading to the re-arrest of Meitei.

PTI