Imphal, Jan 16
A team of state police successfully arrested three members of a gang involved in various organised criminal and anti social activities from various areas in Thoubal district yesterday. Those arrested were reported to have been mastermind in various criminal activities like vehicle theft, drug smuggling and financing in various illegal activities like manufacturing of heroin as well as supplying of chemicals for manufacturing of illegal drugs, said a police source.
How the police crack the modus operandi?
According to police source, a team of Thoubal Police Commando while frisking at Tangjeng area in Thoubal district intercepted Alto Car bearing registration number MNO 5J 0079 riding in a suspicious manner at around 12.30 pm yesterday. When the police team stop and check the car the driver of the car namely Md. Rashid Ali (32) s/o Md. Kheiruddin of Moijing Awang Leikai failed to produce any valid documents of the car. The police team on suspicion after interrogating the driver came to know that the car was actually used for transportation of illegal drugs. The suspect also revealed to the police that his elder brother Md. Abbas Ahamad @ Masatana (35) along with his associates Md. Imran (28) s/o Md. Ziauddin of Lilong Leihaokhong Leinung Hotel and Md. Firoj Khan (39) s/o Md. Ajijur Rahaman of Yairipok Kekru Makha Leikai have been involved in vehicle thefts, illegal manufacturing of Heroin brown sugar, transportation of chemicals used in it and financing in such illegal activities.
Follow up action:
On the revelation of the Md. Rashid Ali, the Thoubal police Commando immediately conducted search operation at Arapti Komla Ingkhol under Lilong Police Station. During the search operation the police team recovered some items/ equipments and chemicals used in brown sugar manufacturing which were kept concealed by the said Md. Abbas Ahamad and his associates. Md. Firoz Khan was later arrested from Yairipok Lamkhai.
Md. Abbas Ahamad and Md. Imran are still evading Police arrest.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]