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Top militant leader held

By Newmai News

IMPHAL, March 2 - A top leader of a militant outfit carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head and wanted by Manipur Police in connection with various cases was arrested by a combined team of Manipur Police and Delhi Police, a police source in Imphal said on Monday.

The arrested militant leader, identified as Laishram Mangoljao Singh @ Lamyanba Khuman is the chairman of Kangleipak Communist Party-People�s War Group (KCP-PWG).

He was arrested with an associate identified as Hijbur Rahman@ Ithemcha Lokhon from Nirankari Sarovar Bus Stand at Burari of New Delhi. They were reportedly there to seek a hideout.

A combined team of Manipur Police led by Imphal East district Additional SP Roni Mayengbam and Delhi Police Special Cell Southwest Range arrested them on Sunday, acting on specific information regarding their movement, police said. They are likely to be brought back to Imphal after availing transit remand from the local court there, the police source added.

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