The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a fugitive terrorist, who was involved in an ambush on a convoy of the Assam Rifles Command in November last year in Manipur. The absconding accused was arrested by the NIA on November 5 from Yaingangpokpi village in Manipur’s Imphal East district.
The terrorist, Machukring Zamshim Shimray alias Ningkham, was an active cadre of the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) and was directly involved in the ambush. The case relates to the attack on the 46th convoy of the Assam Rifles on November 13, 2021, by an armed terrorist group near Sialsih village in Churachandpur district of Manipur.
It has been confirmed that 7 souls were killed in the attack, 6 other soldiers were killed, and four other soldiers were injured, including the commander of the army, Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife and his little son. An FIR, in this case, has been lodged at Singngat police station, Churachandpur district under sections 121, 121A, 302, 307, 326, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 25 (1-C) of the Arms Act, Sections 10, 16, 18, 20, 39 of the UA(P) Act and Section 5 of the Explosive Substances Act.
Later, the NIA took over the case on November 27 last year and started investigations. The NIA has announced a reward of Rs 4 lakh against Shimray.
“On November 5, based on intelligence, a joint team of NIA, Assam Rifles and Assam Police conducted a special operation and arrested Machukring Zamshim Shimray of Yaingangpokpi, Imphal East district of Manipur district, in which NIA announced a cash prize of Rs. 4 lakh,” the NIA said in a statement. “The arrested accused was an active cadre of the MNPF and was directly involved in the ambush,” the NIA added.
The accused was produced before the Special NIA Court on Sunday. Further investigations into the case are ongoing. (ANI)
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