Imphal: A team of district commando arrested one active cadre along with a worker of underground outfit RPF/PLA from a residence on Monday.
The arrested persons have been identified as one Tourangbam Sanjit Singh alias Nongdren, 33, son of Tourangbam Thambou Singh of Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai and Lendl Potsangbam alias Luching Nganba Meitei, 32, son of Potsangbam Arunkumar Singh of Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai from the house of Tourangbam Thambou Singh of Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai at 12:30 pm and 12:40 am respectively.
Police reported that during preliminary verification, Sanjit disclosed that he joined the outfit in 2008 and allotted the army number A3122 of the outfit. He is presently working under the command of commander (finance/goods tax), Puthiba of the same outfit who is presently staying at Myanmar.
Under the instruction of Puthiba, Sanjit along with his associate Lendl made monetary demands and extorted huge amount of money from private institutions, businessmen and general public in an around Imphal area.
Sanjit also disclosed that the extorted money is handed over to Puthiba for fund of the outfit.
On further verification, Lendl disclosed that he started working for the said outfit since October, 2022.
Two mobile handsets; 5 ATM cards; one debit card; one PAN card; one driving license card; one black colour bag containing one DELL laptop and one Tata Tiago car were seized from their possession.
The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Singjamei police station for further necessary legal action.