Imphal: Lamphel Police has arrested a conman who, in the disguise of Internal Security Advisor of the Ministry of Home Affairs, allegedly collected a huge amount of money after duping many unemployed youths on the pretext of providing jobs in Central paramilitary forces.
Police said that the individual was arrested by a team of Lamphel Police Station led by OC P.Khogendro under the command and supervision of SP Imphal West Ksh.Shivakanta Singh, IPS on Tuesday at about 7 PM.
One Redmi mobile phone having two Sim cards (one Airtel Sim bearing mobile no 9910180388 and one Jio Sim bearing no 9366357985) was seized from his possession.
Manoranjan is the main accused of the case FIR no. 222(11)2016 U/S 417/420/506/34 IPC of Lamphel PS.
Police further said that the accused person introduced himself as Internal Security Advisor of North East Region of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India by running an office in the name of Central Paramilitary Force (SSS-BSF) Battalion Sub Appointment
Committee at Langol Housing Complex near Meitei Mandop.
In the capacity of the office, the accused person informed the interested unemployed youths of the State of Manipur that they have full capacity to give the job/appointment of General Duty Constable in SSB or BSF under the scheme of underground surrender policy imposed by the Central Government especially for the unemployed youth of the State.
For this fake recruitment work, he collected a huge sum of money ranging from Rs. 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh from every interested candidate from October 2013 till 2016.
After collecting huge money amounting to Rs.1.8 crore, he deceived the common people and fled the State in 2016 and settled in Delhi and Mizoram, the source divulged.
It may be mentioned that the accused person Manoranjan Khuman had also been issued a Non Bailable Warrant by court of CJM Imphal West vide memo no. CJM/IW/2017/1182 on June 6, 2017 and he has been absconding for a long time. He is also accused in FIR No.284 dated February 7, 2023 u/s 419/386 IPC of Silchar PS, Cachar district, Assam.
Police appealed to the general public not to fall prey to such criminals who are extorting money from the public in the name of providing employment, financial benefits etc.