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NIA arrests militant involved in 2015 Army attack in Chandel district

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a member of a banned Manipuri militant organisation who was allegedly a part of the group that attacked an army convoy in Chandel district in June 2015, in which 18 soldiers were killed, reports Indian Express.

According to the report, the arrested person, Moirangthem Nimaichand Meitei is an operative of the Kangleipak Communist Party (Noyon). He was allegedly involved in the ambush on the 6th Dogra of the Indian Army near Paraolen village in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4, 2015. The attack had also left 15 jawans injured.

The 22-year-old accused was produced before a special judge on February 20 where he was remanded to seven days of NIA custody.

The report, quoting its sources, reported that said Mr. Nimaichand had been detained by a combined team of the NIA, Gorkha Rifles and Bishnupur police in Manipur on February 3 from Ningthoukhong area.

At least 23 militants had participated in the ambush, of whom two were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army, the NIA said.

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