KK Singh, Activist Licypriya Kangujam’s Father, Arrested For Alleged Fraud: 5 Things To Know

Licypriya Kangujam father, Kanarjit Kangujam

Licypriya Kangujam father: The Delhi and Manipur police jointly arrested Kanarjit Kangujam, or KK Singh, in the national capital in a case of alleged fraud, reports said Monday. Singh, the father of teen climate activist Licypriya Kangujam, is reportedly accused of forging documents and defrauding students for funds.

Reports suggest Singh, on previous occasions, has assumed role as a high official to obtain money from students and other allegedly illegal means. The family was living in Delhi after Singh “absconded” from Manipur in 2016, with the state police on his trail for years.

Licypriya Kangujam Father: 5 Things To Know About His Case

1. Under the International Youth Committee (IYC) organisation, Singh duped several students – both national and international – collecting donations and funds for exchange programs and seminars, according to reports.

2. A Nepali student, Prajesh Kanhal, filed a complaint last year with the Indian Embassy, alleging Singh had procured money from him in 2018 for a conference that never happened. Earlier this year, in February, Indian authorities took cognisance of the complaint and registered a case against Singh under various sections of the IPC, including criminal breach of trust, forgery and cheating.

3. On May 31, Singh was arrested in New Delhi. “His house was raided and all incriminating articles were picked up. He is absconding in another case as well, so he will be investigated for both cases,” a police official told The Print

4. A similar case of cheating was registered against Singh in 2015 in Manipur, following which he relocated with his family to the national capital. His absence from the state was noted, with the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East recognising him as a “fugitive” in 2016.

5. As per reports, Singh created a persona of a prominent international figure, using his position to gain the trust of those he allegedly duped of cash. He reportedly also cited social relief work and proceeds for charity to obtain money via illegal methods.