Manipur’s child ‘activist’ Licypriya Kangujam’s father Kangujam Kanarjit alias Dr KK Singh has been arrested by a joint team of Delhi Police and Manipur Police on Monday.
According to media reports, Kanarjit has been arrested on the basis of a criminal case (No 176/2015) under Sections 420 (Fraud), 324 (Assault) and 406 (Criminal breach of trust).
Kanarjit, who has been allegedly involved in cheating a number of people, will be produced before the court on Monday.
It has been alleged that Kanarjit was staying on rent at Porompat in Imphal East district of Manipur and was carrying out his activities under the Club 25 banner.
But he allegedly sold out the building to three different individuals without the knowledge of the real owner by managing the documents.
Kanarjit was arrested by Porompat police on January 4, 2016 after a complaint lodged by S Krishnadutta Sharma of Khongman Mangjil.
He was later released on an interim bail and has remained an absconder since then.
Licypriya started advocating against climate change in July 2018.
On June 21, 2019, inspired by the climate activist Greta Thunberg, Licypriya started spending a week outside the Indian Parliament House to draw the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She has a verified handle on Twitter but the profile reveals that she does not handle it herself.
Licypriya claimed in April 2019 that she was invited to UN headquarters in Geneva to address a ‘global UN session’ for ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’.
The news was widely reported but the report turned out to be fake later after Imphal Free Press had revealed that she was not invited to the UN and her father was reportedly an alleged conman.
It has been alleged that Kanarjit Kangujam is accused of collecting funds in the name of organizing committees and relief for earthquake victims, but the funds never reaches the beneficiaries.
In a tweet on May 29, Licypriya wrote: “We’re sending tonight 100 B-type Oxygen Cylinders for the people of Tamil Nadu. We already sent another 100 oxygen cylinder to Manipur.”
Licypriya Team is also seeking contributions from people who want to help India to save more lives.