Kidnapping scare: Alarm reduced to a farce
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 01: With the people alert and inquisitive following the spate of kidnapping children, a incident occurred at Kyamgei Maning Leikai in Imphal East district this afternoon which appeared as if a teenaged was being kidnapped, however it turned out be a fracas amongst some youths.

At about 1 pm, local saw Chungkham Bung (28) s/o Jatra of Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai and Soraisham Chitaranjan (28) trying to take away Amom Khegarcop alias Bugie (18) in a car (Fiat Palio) bearing registration number MN-01W/0714) .

On seeing the scene, local people rushed in and rescued Bugie.

However, Bung and Chitaranjan managed to escape speeding away in their car.

But the real story turned out that Khegarcop was coming back from Kyamgei Muslim village after consuming some SP capsules on a bicycle.

On the road, he came upon Bung coming in the car.

Then Bung got down from the car and frisked Khegarcop demanding all SP capsules he had.

Bung again demanded Rs 500 asking Khegarcop to get into the car if he did not have the money.

As the two were engaged in a tussle, the local people rushed in.

On seeing the people, Bung and Chitaranjan sped away leaving behind Khegarcop.

According to reports, Bung was reinstated to his post as Rifleman in 4th IRB only recently after he was detained under NSA after he was nabbed by AMADA with SP capsules and a country made pistol.

On hearing about the incident, a team of Singjamei police came there where they were provided registration number of the car.

Subsequently, the car was seized.

Police asserted that the incident was not related to kidnapping children but it was result of a quarrel among drug abusers.