On the run since 2016, child activist Licypriya Kangujam’s father arrested from Delhi | India News


NEW DELHI: In a joint operation by the Delhi Police Special Cell and the Manipur Police, Kanarjit Kangujam, also known as Dr KK Singh — a self-proclaimed youth leader who also happens to be the father of nine-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam — was arrested from his current residence in Delhi’s Safdarjung in the early hours of Monday morning.
Singh, declared absconder by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East had fled Manipur in 2016 after he was arrested and let out on interim bail following charges of fraud, assault and criminal breach of trust.
Singh had allegedly duped several self-help groups, hotels and individuals of more than Rs 19 lakh for a Global Youth Meet that he had organised in Imphal in 2014.
Singh had also allegedly misled state and foreign dignitaries by describing himself as the director and acting chief at ‘UNESCO Youth Foundation’. The UN body had dismissed his claims, stating that they had no official relation with Kangujam’s foundation.
On Monday, the police acted upon a fresh complaint by a Nepali youth who had written to the Indian embassy in Kathmandu last year about Kangujam defrauding him of Rs 30,000 in the name of a Europe Youth Exchange program.
As chairman of the International Youth Committee, an organisation founded by Kangujam “to facilitate effective partnerships with youth and youth-led organizations,” several national and international students had been deceived of money amounting to around Rs 3 crore on the pretext of fees for various international youth exchange programs in 2018 and 2019 that were never organised.
n FIR was registered at the Porompat Police Station in Imphal East in April this year based on his complaint following which Kangujam was nabbed on Monday morning and produced in a Delhi Court.
“We raided his house late at night and arrested him. We are assisting the Manipur Police who are investigating the case. They will be taking him back to the state,” said Sanjeev Yadav, DCP Special Cell at Delhi Police.

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