Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 04 2013: A Major and some other personnel of 39 Assam Rifles were found involved in the killing of Yengkhom Krishnadas (42) of Kakching Sumak Leikai, who was found murdered at Lilong after he was abducted from Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai on June 10, 2009 for a ransom of Rs.25 lakhs.
According to a highly placed source, Manipur Police would issue arrest warrants against Major D Sriramkumar and at least two other personnel earlier posted at 39 Assam Rifles Chingmeirong Post in connection with Krishnadas' murder.
However, all the accused personnel are now posted outside Manipur.
Imphal Police Station registered an FIR and arrested a person during investigation of the case.
The Investigative Officer (IO) of the case DSP S Ibomcha had also requested the OC of Lilong Police Station to arrest two persons involved in the case.
Subsequently, Md Amir Ahmed alias Amir Khan alias Khan alias Phaja alias Sameer Rahman alias MM Sheikh Amar (23) of Lilong Shambrukhong was arrested by Lilong Police and handed over to the IO on August 22 last.
Amir Ahmed was brought at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West today and remanded to judicial custody as per the prayer of the IO.
The court has also granted permission to conduct Test Identification Parade during the period of his (Amir Ahmed) judicial remand.
According to the affidavit filed to the CJM Court by the IO, the involvement of Amir Ahmed in Krishnadas' murder case was established as per disclosure made by Md Islamuddin (38) of Lilong Turel Ahanbi, who is currently under judicial remand in connection with the case.
Amir Ahmed himself admitted to have directly involved in the abduction of Yengkhom Krishnadas from his father-in-law Keisham Gopal's residence at Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai.
He further said that one PULF cadre namely Elangbam Amu alias Omorjit alias Somajit alias Kargil (22) of Khangabok Lamlong Bazar, after coming out from the jail as an NSA detainee, came to search for him (Amir Ahmed) .
Amir also disclosed that Elangbam Amu went to the AR Post at Chingmeirong on June 7/8, 2009 for an important task entrusted to him over phone by KCP Nando.
He (Amir) along with another person went to the AR Post on June 9, 2009 and talked with Amu over the phone.
On the same day, they met Major D Sriramkumar at the Chingmeirong Post.
The Major instructed them to abduct Krishnadas and bring him to the post.
On June 10, 2009, they went to Thangal Bazar in white coloured Maruti van at around 9 am to abduct Krishnadas.However, the plan failed.
Later, they succeeded in abducting Krishnadas from his father-in-law's residence at around 9 pm in the van which was driven by Jackson alias Naobicha alias Wanglen Khuman alias Pamel.
Major D Sriramkumar gave security cover to the team in his official gypsy.
Amir held a Rambo knife while the other person possessed a pistol at the time of abducting Krishnadas.
Krishnadas was shot at his knee by the other person and brought him to the AR Post.
The Major told them to keep Krishnadas in an isolated house at Lilong, the affidavit said.