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On the run since 2016, the father of child activist Licypriya Kangujam was arrested in Delhi | India News


NEW DELHI: In a joint operation by the Delhi Police Special Cell and Manipur Police, Kanarjit Kangujam, also known as Dr. KK Singh, a self-proclaimed youth leader who is also the father of nine-year-old climate activist Licypriya. Kangujam – was arrested at his current residence in Delhi’s Safdarjung in the early hours of Monday morning.
Singh, declared a fugitive by the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal East had fled Manipur in 2016 after being arrested and released on provisional bail on charges of fraud, assault and criminal breach of trust.
Singh had allegedly duped various self-help groups, hotels and individuals over Rs 19 lakhs into a Global Youth Gathering he had organized at Imphal in 2014.
Singh had also allegedly misled state and foreign dignitaries by describing himself as the director and acting head of the “UNESCO Youth Foundation”. The UN body had dismissed their claims, stating that they had no official relationship with the Kangujam foundation.
On Monday, the police acted on a new complaint from a young Nepalese who had written to the Indian embassy in Kathmandu last year about Kangujam who defrauded him out of 30,000 rupees on behalf of a Youth Exchange program in Europe.
As chair of the International Youth Committee, an organization founded by Kangujam “to facilitate effective youth partnerships and youth-led organizations”, several national and international students had been tricked out of money amounting to around Rs 3 crore under the pretext of the fees of various international youth exchange programs in 2018 and 2019 that were never organized.
n FIR registered at the Porompat Police Station in Imphal East in April this year on the basis of his complaint, after which Kangujam was captured on Monday morning and brought before a Delhi court.
“We raided his home late at night and arrested him. We are helping the Manipur police who are investigating the case. They will take him back to the state, ”said Sanjeev Yadav, DCP Special Cell in the Delhi Police.

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