A sub inspector and a constable of Narcotics Affairs and Border (NAB)-PS along with three personnel of Village Defence Force (VDF) have been reported to be amongst the seven persons arrested in the recent seizure of 9800 WY Tablets on March 11.

The arrests were made by a team of Thoubal District commandos under the supervision of SP, Thoubal, S. Ibomcha.

According to information from sources received by media personnel, the arrested individuals included sub inspector, Radhakishore Wahengbam, 36, son of Bhaskar of Nongmeibung Chakpram Leikai, Imphal East district and that he was arrested from his own residence. He was earlier posted as SI at CID Special Branch before his present assignment at NAB-PS and his father, Bhaskar was also a former inspector of Manipur Police department.

The other NAB constable has been identified as Laishram Sanjoy, son of (late) Yaima of Luker Maning Leikai, Imphal West and his constable number is 0901717 of Imphal East District Police. At present, Sanjoy is also posted at NAB-PS, but he was not arrested during the operation on March 11and he surrendered himself on March 12.

At present, suspension orders for the two NAB personnel have not been issued, although districts’ heads concerned have stated that suspension orders are in process, sources stated.

Meanwhile, the three VDF personnel involved have been identified as Md. Ferosh Khan,23, son of Md. Fajuruddin; Md. Nazir Ahmed, 22, son of  Md. Tomba and Md. Anish Khan,24, son of Md. Ayub Khan. They are all residents of Paobitek Mamang Leikai and currently on reserved line duties.

The two civilians arrested on March 11 are Md. Akhan, 30, son of (late) Jalaruddin of Paobitek Mamang Leikai and Md. Nawaz khan, 22, son of (late) Md. Abdur Rahim of Lilong Tairel Makhong. And on that particular day, a Maruti Alto car bearing registration number MN06 LA-7132 was seized from Md. Ferosh Khan while a Honda Dio scooter bearing registration number MN01AE-6447 was seized from Md. Akhan.

After Lilong PS had registered a case under the NDPS Act, the seven accused were brought before the CJM of Thoubal District Court and they have been remanded to 9 days police custody for investigations, sources added.



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