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Manipur cop Th Brinda to challenge Manipur Assembly polls, says he joined in politics to “change the system”

Manipur decorated cop Th Brinda has said she will challenge upcoming Assembly polls in Yaiskul constituency in Imphal.

While the Extra SP has yet to announce which party she will join, there are plenty of rumors that she might choose the BJP.

Brinda, who has yet to resign, said she decided to go into politics to change the current system. “I could not fulfill my duty at the executive level due to constant political interference,” she said, adding that her vision was to uplift the young and the poor.

On Sunday, a brief altercation occurred near his residence in Yaiskhul Janmasthan after police stopped a campaign rally in favor of Brinda. Cops said the move came after Brinda failed to produce documents showing the necessary clearance had been given for the rally.

Th Brinda is the first Narcotics Officer in the history of Manipur to receive a Bravery Award.

The Police Medal of the Chief Minister of Manipur was presented to him at an event organized to celebrate the 71st Independence day.

Brinda then returned the Bravery Award in protest after the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) special court in Manipur acquitted former CDA president Chandel Lukhosei Zou and six others in a high-profile drug trafficking case in 2018.

Brinda, who was then the additional SP at the NAB police station, led the operation leading to the arrest of Lukhosei Zou and seven other people allegedly with a huge shipment of drugs, in cash on June 19, 2018. Drugs Seized during the series of raids was worth over Rs 27 crore in the international market.

Police: the head of the Manipur activists’ outfit detained in Delhi

Delhi police said on Monday they had arrested the leader of the Manipur-based Kuki National Front (KNF) militant group.

The accused, Mangkholam Kipgen, 24, was wanted in several kidnapping, extortion and dismissal cases, police said.

Police say KNF is involved in terrorist activity and ‘orchestrated’ a ‘black day’ in Manipur on September 13 – as part of protests, the outfit has taken the state into receivership to seek justice for thousands of people from the Kuki tribe. who were killed between 1992 and 1997, allegedly by Naga groups.

The Delhi Police Special Cell said it had received information about Kipgen’s presence in the nation’s capital and arrested him in Dwarka.

DCP, Special Cell, Pramod Singh Kushwah said, “He has a large network of armed militants and was planning to kidnap employees of a large construction company in Manipur to stop construction at various locations and extort the victim.

During the investigation, police said they discovered that Kipgen had been in contact with KNF since 2018 and had led its members to commit theft, extortion and other criminal activity. “He is famous for extracting weapons from security personnel, kidnapping and extorting security forces stationed in Manipur,” police said.

Last year, Kipgen and his associates reportedly kidnapped two sentries from a police outpost in Manipur and stole a service rifle. His associates were arrested but Kipgen fled.