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Moirangthem Anand arrested for ‘transnational conspiracy’, says NIA

Moirangthem Anand was arrested from Imphal by National Investigation Agency (NIA). NIA now says that he was an accused in a transnational conspiracy case.
TFM Desk
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested Moirangthem Anand Singh in connection with a case “related to a transnational conspiracy 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”. The case was registered suo moto by the NIA on 19.7.2023 at New Delhi.
According to a press release issued by NIA, investigation of RC 23/2023/NIA/DLI by NIA 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. And for this purpose, the aforementioned leadership are collecting arms, ammunitions and explosives by unlawful means, including plunder and pillage of government facilities and resources”.
The NIA said that the accused was brought to New Delhi after his arrest and produced before the Jurisdictional Court on Saturday (23.09.2023). The Court has remanded the accused to police custody for a period of five days till 27/09/2023.
Further Investigations in the case are in progress.
It may be mentioned that Anand was one of the five persons arrested by Manipur Police for allegedly possessing weapons looted from a police armoury. The arrest had led to massive agitation in the valley. A local court had granted bail to all five persons on Friday. However, Singh was immediately placed under arrest and whisked away to Delhi.
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