Imphal/New Delhi: A team of NIA on 30 August 2018 seized Rs 48,00,000 in cash said to be meant for terror funding from one Ms K Pramodini, an employee of RIMS, Imphal in Manipur.
The money seized by NIA was produced by Ms Pramodini in the presence of an independent witnesses. The money belonged to Ms N Sobita Devi, wife of another accused Dr Mutum Shyamo Singh (Ex Director JNIMS Hospital, Imphal, Manipur). During Investigation, it had come to light that the said amount was handed over to Pramodini by Sobita Devi for the purpose of concealing the terror funds collected by Mutum Shyamo Singh as part of his activities in support of the proscribed organisation KCP. NIA had arrested Dr Mutum Shyamo Singh on 6 July 2018 for his active involvement with KCP. Following his arrest, Search was conducted at his house and Rs 40,03,000 in new currency and Rs 1,00,000 in old
currency were seized as proceeds of terrorism.
During investigation of this case, Khoirom Ranjit Singh, Commander in Chief of KCP, and his associates Irungbam Sanatombi Devi and P. Prem Kumar Meitei @ PK @ Ibomcha were arrested and a charge sheet was filed on 10 July 2017 before the NIA Special Court Delhi. A supplementary charge sheet against Sanabam Inaobi Singh has also been filed in this case on 24 May 2018.
New Delhi/Imphal: National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Friday last week, arrested Manipur MLA Yamthung Haokip in the Missing Arms Case pertaining to the theft of 56 Pistols and 58 Magazines from the DG Pool Armoury located within the premises of 2nd Manipur Rifles Battalion at Imphal.
The weapons went missing between 2016 and early 2017.
NIA also has arrested Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) Chief David Hangshing, a resident of Dewlahland, Imphal East.
During investigation by NIA, it was found that Saikul MLA Yamthung Haokip had provided some pistols to the KRA Chairman. KRA is an underground organization. It has signed the Suspension of
Operations (SOO) agreement with the Government.
Investigation into the case has established the complicity of David Hangshing, who is accused of undermining the democratic process of the country and waging war against the State. Based on the evidence, David Hangshing was arrested by NIA on 24 August 2018 at around 3:45 pm.
During interrogation, David Hanshing disclosed that a few of the missing pistols were kept hidden by him at a certain place. An NIA team recovered six missing 9 mm pistols from that place, about 20 km from Imphal under East Imphal Police District.
The seized pistols have been found to be from the same lot of the missing pistols and the serial numbers of 5 of these pistols have
matched with serial numbers of the missing pistols The serial number of 1 pistol had been erased.
david Hanshing has been remaned to POlice custody.
During the course of investigation by NIA, one of the missing pistols bearing no. 18506735 was recovered at Mantri Pukhri, Imphal on 30.07.2018 during the search at the residence of Yamgthung Haokip, MLA from Saikul Assembly Constituency.
During investigation, sufficient material and other evidences have been collected. These establish the complicity of MLA Yamthung Haokip in the Missing Arms case.
Yamthung Haokip was arrested on 24 August 2018 for his involvement in procuring police pistols illegally and distributing them to different terrorist groups to wage war against the State.
Yamthung Haokip was produced before NIA Special Judge, Imphal. He has been remanded to Judicial
Custody. Owing to his recent illness, NIA Judge ordered Jail Authorities to admit him in Government hospital.
NIA has recovered 14 weapons till date. During searches nine 9 mm Pistols were recovered and seized from the residential premises of Soson Haokip at Mantri Pukuri, Imphal. The Pistols are believed to be from the same lot that went missing from the Police armoury at Imphal. Till now, 14 Pistols have been recovered from different accused persons. Efforts for recovery of remaining Pistols are on.
Imphal : A strong earth-moving activity has resulted in death of at least five persons and caused injuries to more than 90 people, as a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake with epicentre in Manipur today hit the northeastern region, causing damage to many buildings and spreading panic. The most-affected region was area of Manipur, as Manipur bore the brunt of quake which struck early morning, with its epicentre at Tamenglong district at a depth of 17 km below the ground. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported in its initial statement — So far, five deaths and 33 injuries have been reported from Imphal. Damage to a few buildings, residential units and Government offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal.
The early morning calamity woke up many people from their slumber, as the quake registered around Sunrise time, during which many shelter homes still slept to the peace of dawn, not anticipating any such rocky wake up call at the wee hours of morning. Jolted from their sleep, people ran out of their houses in panic. The impact was huge, resulting in immediate effect on buildings, as many buildings collapsed in Tamenglong while several others in Imphal. Cracks on cement structures showed up in the entire activity zone, and fissures were visible immediately in buildings of market complex, houses and other establishments. As a precaution, and as a result of such earth movement, electricity connection was cut off in the state soon after the quake.
The effect moved towards Assam region, wherein, nearly 20 persons were injured in Guwahati and other areas in Assam due to the high magnitude of quake, as confirmed by Assam Commissioner and Secretary (Disaster Management) Pramod Kumar Tiwari to media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took cognizance of the situation and spoke with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who happens to be in Assam, and asked him to oversee the situation arising due to earthquake. PM Modi also spoke with Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and other Chief Ministers in the region to take first hand report of situation. Home Minister conveyed — MHA is actively monitoring the situation after the earthquake in the North East region.
Rescue work has been put into place, and two National Disaster Response Force teams were air lifted from Guwahati to Imphal. The NDMA stated that it was co-ordinating with state governments, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search and rescue, and was working upon prompt relief measures.