Manipur: ‘2015 Chandel Army ambush’ accused nabbed by NIA

Manipur: ‘2015 Chandel Army ambush’ accused nabbed by NIA

IMPHAL, January 13, 2018: National Investigation Agency has arrested the accused Naorem Premkanta Singh who was involved in Chandel Army ambush case. The accused was found involved in a case related to ambush on Army personnel at Chandel District of Manipur in June 2015, in which 18 army soldiers were killed.

Manipur Police in a joint operation along with the agency nabbed the accused. A pistol and five live rounds have also been recovered from his possession. He had been absconding since the ambush took place in Manipur in 2015.

The special NIA court in Imphal had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant and has announced him a proclaimed offender.

The accused belongs to a banned terror organization Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup and had participated in the ambush on Army personnel of 6th Dogra Battalion. The accused had carried a reward of two lakh rupees on his head, the agency said.

TNT News with inputs from FastMail

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