IMPHAL: Four people including a retired IPS officer were abducted by unidentified armed men at Sekmai in Imphal West district, police said on Friday.A Kunjo Singh, a retired India Reserve Battalion commandant, and three others were out on an evening walk along the Sekmai-Khurukhul Road.
"A group of men got out of a car and abducted them at gunpoint around 6pm on Thursday," a resident of the area said.
While it is too early to indicate which group they belong to, it appears to be a gang of extortionists," Singh said.
All police stations have been alerted to coordinate with the search exercise," he added.
"Soon after receiving the report, police commandos launched a widespread search operation headed by senior officers in the Imphal West and Imphal East districts," DIG (Range One) K Jayanta Singh, in charge of the two districts, told TOI.
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