A Manipur bound truck loaded with rice bags from FCI godown, Dimapur which was suspected to be stolen was recovered from Thahekhu village by the council members of the village. Four persons namely Imnamoa alias Chowba Singh, Talimongba Longkumer son of Olemmar of Kangtsung village, Maiban Yamma Singh, a government primary teacher of Laipham Khumou, Manipur and Shabam Tomba Singh, Bishnupur was arrested by the council members as they were trying to dispose off the truck. However police sources added that the driver, Rajen and handyman of the truck were still absconding and there was no trace of where the rice bags were off loaded by the duo.
According to police sources the driver and the handyman of the truck had disappeared with the truck loaded with rice on June 17. The duo after offloading the rice asked the arrested four accused to dispose off the truck for Rs 2,50,000 with Rs 1,00,000 as commission for four of them. However the truck which was parked at Thahekhu village was kept under observation by the council members of Thahekhu on suspicion. Later on June 23 when the four accused came to dispose off the truck, they were promptly apprehended by the council members and handed to Sub-urban police station. It may be mentioned that Imnamoa alias Chowba Singh and Talimongba Longkumer were declared as absconders in a kidnapping case registered under East Police station. Earlier the Kangtsung Senso Telongjem (KST) had issued a clarification stating that Imnamoa alias Chowba Singh does not belong to Kangtsung village however the union also stated that Talimongba Longkumer is hails from Kangtsung but is not a member of KST.