Manipur police foiled bomb plot. 3 women arrested

Manipur police foiled bomb plot. 3 women arrested

Imphal, December 11 2020: Manipur police team led by Bishnupur district commandos foiled a major bomb blast at Moirang in Bishnupur district of Manipur. The police has arrested three alleged women cadres of National Revolutionary Front of Manipur(NRFM) with a huge cache of explosives today.

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The commando personnel arrested three women identified as Laishram Jillarani aged 25 of Heirok, Laitonjam Elizabeth aged 23 of Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal and Hemam Romita of Khoirou Leikai near Moirang Lamkhai.

The police commandos recovered 9 gelatin sticks weighing 100 grams each, 41 detonators, 35 demand letters, 2 feet long Cordtex wire-safety fuse and other articles.

On getting reliable input at about 11.30am Friday that some cadres of National Revolutionary Front of Manipur (NRFM) are to plant explosives at Moirang area, Bishnupur police commandos conducted a massive search operation in and around Moirang area.

During the course of operation, the commando personnel first arrested two women, Laishram Jillarani and Laitonjam Elizabeth and recovered 9 live rounds of 0.32 mm from their possession.

On questioning them, they revealed that on the instruction of one Chinglensana Thangjam of NRFM, they went to plant explosives at Moirang market.

However, noticing the presence of CDO teams, they hid the explosives at the residence of Hemam Romita at Khoirou Leikai near Moirang Lamkhai, another member of the NRFM, said sources.

The commando personnel conducted search at the house of Hemam Romita and recovered the explosives. Romita was later arrested from DC Mini Secretariat Complex, Bishnupur.

The three women revealed that they were involved in collection of funds for the NRFM from shops and general public of Moirang area by serving demand letters.

They further disclosed that they were also involved in planting an IED at Naya Naya Hotel, Moirang on June 25 this year.

The arrested persons and the seized items have been handed over to Moirang PS for further necessary legal action, said sources.

The search operation was conducted under the command of Additional SP (Ops) Okram Wangkhomba and led by Deputy SP (CDO) S Gourachandra with the assistance of OC/CDO Sub Y Shakti Shen, said the sources.