A man from Manipur who was allegedly a member of an erstwhile banned outfit and was also involved in over a dozen criminal cases has been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell.

The police received information from their counterparts in Manipur about one Mohammad Abbas Khan (30), who had recently escaped from judicial custody while he was admitted at a local hospital. “Abbas was a fighting commander of People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), a previously banned terrorist outfit in Manipur. He was also found involved in 12 cases of murder, abduction and crimes under the Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act. He had earlier been arrested by the Special Cell in June 2010 and then taken into custody by the Manipur Police,” said a police officer.  

Acting on a tip-off, the Special Cell arrested Abbas at a place in Shakurpur. During interrogation, he disclosed that his father was an over-ground worker of a banned terror outfit. At the time, Abbas was studying in Bangalore, where he joined a students’ union. He then went back to Manipur where he dropped out due to financial hardships. He got married in 2002, after which he started a cloth business. “In January 2007, he joined PULF at the instance of his cousin Shera’s and started collecting extortion money on behalf of the outfit.” the officer added.