Court extends police custody of banned outfit's chief
Source: The Sangai Express / PTI
New Delhi, January 19 2017:
A city Court today extended by five days the police custody of Khoirom Ranjit, the chief of Manipur's proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party, after Delhi Police said he was needed for further custodial interrogation.
Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh also sent Ranjit's associate P Prem Kumar to five-day police custody while allowing the plea of the police, which claimed that the accused had shifted the terror outfit's base to Delhi and were planning to carry out terror strike here.
According to the police, Kumar was arrested in Imphal on January 12 while Ranjit, along with party's cadre Ingubam Sanatombi Devi, was arrested from East Delhi's Mayur Vihar area on the same day.
Devi is currently in judicial custody.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police told the Court that two hand grenades, a laptop, eight mobile phones, four pen drives and 49 sim cards were recovered from their possession.
It said all the three accused were members of the banned terror outfit and Ranjit was its commander-in-chief.
It contended that the accused were required in several cases in Manipur.