A massive manhunt has been launched to nab Thochom Nando Singh, the notorious leader of underground group Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) faction who made a daring escape from the Ortho Ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal yesterday. Nando is one of the main accused in the infamous rape and murder of Lungnila Elizabeth. Manipur Police has already announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest. The police searched every houses and places which have connection with Nando in several parts of Imphal East. Altogether 180 houses at Keibi Loushangkhong, Chingdai Khullen, Chanung and parts of Phailenkot were searched by a combined team of Imphal East commando, Porompat police, Lamlai police and Sagolmang police led by Imphal East Additional Superintendent of Police Th Krishnatombi. However, no arrests were made.