canchipur catholic school ied

IMPHAL | Feb 20
A combined team of Imphal West police commandos and a column of 6 Assam Rifles arrested 4 cadres of Kangleipak Communist Party, People’s War Group (KCP-PWG) in connection with the incident of finding an IED planted at the southern gate of Catholic School, Canchipur on February 14.

Superintendent of police, Imphal West, H. Jogeshchandra stated during a press conference held today evening at his conference hall, Babupara, Imphal.

He said that during the course of investigation, a joint team of commando and 6 AR team arrested one SanabamGunajit on February 16, who served as an active member of KCP-PWG. He had been arrested three times in connection with other incident, Jogeshchandra added. Yesterday, while frisking and checking at TakyelKhongbal near wooden bridge the team arrested one SagolsemSanatomba alias Sanajaoba, 30, son of S. Sohodeva Singh of Langthabal Moirang Leikai, Thoubal, said Jogeshchandra.

During interrogations, Sanatomba disclosed that the IED was planted under the instruction of one Mani who is one of the active cadres of the group.

Sanatomba also disclosed that the IED was taken from Gunajit and he along with Mani planted the IED at 1.30 am of February 14, SP added.
Jogeshchandra said the IED was planted under the command of SanabamGunajit.

Police recovered one mobile handset, 2 demand letter of the proscribe organisation and one Honda Activa, blue in colour bearing registration number MN01Q/6064 which was used to carry the said IED.

Later, the team arrested two other cadres of the proscribed organisation identified as SanabamSanajaobaMangang, 28, son of DabaljitMangang of UripokKombirei Keithel and HeisnamKirankumar Singh alias Noinao, 28, son of H. Sanahal Singh of MoirangKhoiru Leikai at present he is staying at KhuyathongPolem Leikai.

On conducting further investigation at the temporary living shed located at Lamphel Exchange Punshi Leikai yesterday at about 9.30 pm, SanabamSanajaoba and HeisnamKiran were arrested.

Police recovered one mobile handset, 29 demand letters including 1 blank page of KCP-PWG from the possession of Sanajaoba.
Another mobile handset, 0.32 pistols along with one magazine and 23 live bullets of 0.32 which was handed over by Gunajit, one Bajaj Discover motorcycle maroon in colour bearing registration number MN04B/6821 were also recovered from the possession of Kirankumar.
Jogeshchandra cautioned the underground organisations not to repeat such act in the future. He also appealed the groups not to interfere in matters of the school and not to demand admission quota for the organisations at the time of admission at mission schools like Little Flower School, Nirmalabas School, St. Joseph’s School and Catholic school.

He said police are still on tracing Mani who is still absconding. “Let the schools stay a free education zone,” Jogeshchandra asserted.



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