NIA Arrests Militant Involved in June 2015 Army Attack in Manipur | News | Nelive

NIA Arrests Militant Involved in June 2015 Army Attack in Manipur

Feb 22, 2018 17:22
Imphal
75
Share
Militant

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a member of a banned Manipuri militant organisation who was allegedly a part of the team that carried out an audacious attack on an army convoy in June 2015, in which 18 soldiers were killed and 15 other injured, an official spokesperson said.

The details of the place of arrest were not given out by the NIA and the spokesman only said 22-year-old Moirangthem Nimaichand Meitei was an active cadre of the Kangleipak Communist Party (Noyon) group. Meitei was also in the team that was involved in the ambush near Paraolen village in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4, 2015, he said.

This was the worst-ever terror attack on the army which saw 18 personnel dead and 15 seriously injured. The accused was produced before the special judge on February 20 where he was remanded in seven days of NIA custody.

Related: Meghalaya police suspect Sohan to be the ‘mastermind’ behind IED attack

However, sources said that the accused had been detained by a combined team of the NIA, Gorkha Rifles and Bishnupur police in Manipur on February 3 from Ningthoukhong area.

The anti-terror probe agency, which investigated the case, had ascertained that the the total number of militants who participated in the attack was 23 out of whom two were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army in Chandel district of Manipur, officials said.

Army trucks were attacked with ‘Lathod guns’ and grenades by suspected terrorists of NSCN (Khaplang) and other groups. The militants had formed three groups to carry out the attack and explosive-laden cans were planted alongside the road to maximise the damage, they said.

Source: NorthEastToday (PTI)

Feb 22, 2018 17:22
Imphal
75
Share

WhatsApp, NorhEast Iindia, Breaking News, News, Assam, Manipur, Politics, Crime, Travel, Lifestyle, NorhEast, NorhEasters

Subscribe to NorthEast India Breaking News Alert by sending Start to 9958459882 via WhatsApp

About Author

See also

Triple Talaq, Crime, Union Cabinet
New Delhi Staff Curator
378
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ordinance on...
sexually assaulting
Tura Staff Curator
79
In yet another case of crime against children, a 9-year-old...
Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu Saikhom, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi Staff Curator
197
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai...
Massive Fire in Kolkata
Kolkata Staff Curator
77
A huge fire that broke out on Sunday at 2:33 AM in Bagree...
Prestone Tynsong
Shillong Staff Curator
186
The ruling National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya, will...