Staff Reporter

“Involved in cases of kidnapping, extortion and murder”: Police

“Was PULF general secretary, chief coordinator”

“Joined PULF in 2006 as Delhi liaison person”

NEW DELHI: An alleged member of the militant People’s United Liberation Front of Manipur has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police.

Acting on a tip-off that Mohammad Abdul Noor, an alleged PULF member, would come to the Capital along with his accomplices to collect a consignment of arms, explosives and funds, a Special Cell team mounted surveillance on the suspects and learnt that they would assemble at Munirka on Monday. Subsequently a trap was laid and Abdul was arrested.

During interrogation, Abdul purportedly disclosed that he was involved in several cases of kidnapping, extortion and murder. He told the police that he was general secretary and chief coordinator of PULF, whose chairman M. I. Khan was recently arrested in Bangalore and was taken to Manipur. The organisation chief escaped from the police custody in Manipur about two days ago.

According to the police, Abdul joined PULF in 2006 as a Delhi-based coordinator and met Azad, Umar Farooq, Purail Lamba and other important functionaries of the outfit. In April 2007, he and a key member Bony Magang were arrested in Guwahati and booked under the National Security Act. After Abdul was released from the jail, he was entrusted with the task of creating a base in Delhi and collect arms, explosives and funds.

The police said Abdul was also involved in planning the kidnapping of an assistant engineer with the PWD in Manipur.