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Police arrests three accused of ATM money heist and murder of Arambam Ranjan

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Imphal, 22 September 2020 (Evening News ) : Police has arrested three miscreants involved in looting 1 crore and 15 lakh Rupees and murder of Arambam Ranjan Meitei on September 4 near SBI Main Branch Churachandpur. The arrested persons are 40 year old,  V.Thangkhanmaun, Son of late V.Tunkhokam from Munhoi village in Churchandpur District, 36 year old, K.Somen, Son of K Achouba from Khuga Tampak in Churachandpur District and 40 year old, Khongkham Brojen, Son of late K Sahen from Bamon Kampu, Imphal East District. All three of them are employees of Writers Safeguard Group. An amount of 20 lakh rupees, one point 32 revolver gun and some live bullets have also been recovered from them. Police interrogation revealed that mastermind of the incident is Khongkham Brojen and he gave his point 32 license revolver and 6 bullets to K.Somen and Thangkhanmaun to carry out the crime. It further revealed that they have swindled around 2 crore rupees meant for depositing in ATMs over the span of last 5 years.

After a long protest to deliver justice for late Arambam Ranjan, who was shot near SBI main branch Churachandpur on September 4, police has arrested the suspects. Furious locals stormed the residence of accused K. Somen, Son of K.Achouba at Khuga Tampak, Zoveng Churachandpur this morning. Police, CSO and JAC leaders tried to pacify the angry mob who tried to attack and demolish the accused person’s house and even tried to set the house on fire. Police along with JAC leaders have shifted the family to a safer place. Curfew has been imposed in the area. A meeting of the JAC and other civil societies are underway till the time of filling of this report. A press conference will be convened this afternoon after the joint meeting is over.

Residents of Langdum carried out a protest rally today chanting various slogans condemning the authorities concerned for failing to punish culprits involved in the killing of Driver cum Security of Writer Safeguard Company Agency- Arambam Ranjan alias Kuku, even after identifying them. Protestors started the rally from Langdum village but police intercepted them at Langdum Lamkhai. Scuffles occurred as protestors forcefully tried to continue their rally. Later, Imphal East Additional SP and SDO Keirao Bitra arrived and intervened.  Following an agreement, police allowed the protestors to continue the rally till Irilbung Thongkhong.

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