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Manipur transnational conspiracy case: Spl court seeks NIA response on bail plea of Moirangthem Anand Singh

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New Delhi | October 17, 2023 3:49:08 PM IST
A Special Court on Tuesday sought a response from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on a bail plea moved by Moirangthem Anand Singh, arrested in relation to the Manipur Transnational Conspiracy case.

The NIA court of Delhi on Tuesday issued notice to the investigation agency and put up the matter for October 27, 2023.

The accused was brought to New Delhi after his arrest and produced before the Delhi Court on September 23, 2023. After the custodial remand to NIA, the court sent him into Judicial custody.

Advocates Ashish Kashyap, Rahul Kumar and David Ahonsangham appeared for the Moirangthem Anand Singh.

According to the NIA, it was revealed during a field investigation that five accused persons having links with terror outfits operating in Manipur have been arrested by the Manipur State Police and that accused Moirangthem Anand Singh was arrested by NIA on September 22, 2023 from Imphal West Police Station.

Earlier, the NIA submitted in court that the revelations made by the accused be further corroborated through detailed investigation including identification and examination of potential leads and individuals related to the matter; that the accused is a trained cadre of proscribed organizations and was in communication with several of his associates during this period of ethnic unrest in the State of Manipur

According to NIA, the case is related to a transnational conspiracy allegedly by Myanmar-based leadership of terror outfits to wage a war against the Government of India by exploiting the current ethnic unrest in the State of Manipur.

NIA registered a suo moto case on July 19, 2023, in New Delhi under the various sections of the Indian Penal Code and UAPA.

"The investigation revealed that in furtherance of the conspiracy hatched by the leadership based in Myanmar of insurgent groups / proscribed terrorist Organizations are recruiting Over Ground Workers ( OGWs), cadres and sympathisers to augment the strength to carry out attacks on security forces and opposing ethnic groups by exploiting current unrest in the state of Manipur. For this purpose, the aforementioned leadership are collecting arms, ammunition and explosives by unlawful means, including plunder and pillage of government facilities and resources," the NIA said. (ANI)

 
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