Imphal, Aug 4,
State police rescue two persons who were kidnapped by a gang and also recovered the vehicle (Maruti Van) hijacked by the gang on Saturday. Four of the gang members who kidnapped the two persons and the vehicle were also arrested by the police team.
Talking to media persons today morning at Kakching Police Station, Victoria Yengkhom, SP Kakching said that after getting specific information about the kidnapping and hijacking, a team of Kakching district police led by DSP H. Rameshwar Sharma under the supervision of Additional SP, N. Netrajit, Kakching Police conducted massive hunt for the kidnappers. The two persons were rescued while they were being brought in a gold coloured numberless Maruti car from Sekmaijin area by a team of Kakching police. Three persons who kidnapped the two were arrested while the Maruti Van they hijacked was recovered from New Lambulane area in Imphal along with the person who had hijacked it.
Interestingly, one among the kidnapper is presently working as Village Defence Force (VDF) in Kakching district identified as Moirangthem Tomba of Keirak Tomal Makhong Pareng and another is a surrendered KCP cadre identified as Mutum Naobi Meitei of Heingang Makha Leikai. The two other arrested kidnappers are – Huidrom Sunder of Sekta Awang Leikai and Yumlembam Chitaranjan of Kakwa Nameirakpam Leikai.
The two persons rescued are Dilip Limbu of Kanglatongbi Colony and Bhim Tamang of Medziphema Dimapur.
Kakching district SP Yengkhom Victoria said that further investigation is being carried out in connection with the case.
The rescued driver of the Maruti van Dilip Limbu while talking to media persons said that he was coming from Moreh along with some passengers of Kanglatongbi yesterday at his van. When they reached Kakching Lamkhai, a golden coloured Maruti car overtook and halted them. Those people from the Maruti car identified themselves as police personnel and ordered them to get down of the vehicle. They were reportedly asked to take out their belongings. He said as they got down from the van a person who came in the Maruti car drive his van towards Imphal. Later, those remaining three persons who came in the Maruti car took the driver Dilip along with a passenger to another route. Dilip further said that they were threatened by the kidnappers inside the car while travelling but soon they were stopped by a police team who were conducting frisking. They were rescued by the police team after they told the police team about how they were inside the car.
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