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NIA arrests accused in attack on Army convoy in Manipur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (NIA) today arrested an alleged member of a terror organisation in connection with the ambush on an Army convoy in 2015 in in which 18 personnel were killed, an said here.

The agency seized a pistol and five live rounds from Naorem Premkanta Singh, a member of the banned Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), in an operation jointly conducted by the and the Police, he said.

He was "found involved in an case related to the ambush on Army personnel in district, Manipur, on June 4, 2015, in which 18 Army personnel were killed", a statement from the agency read.

It said he participated in the ambush on Army personnel of the and had been absconding since then.

"During the investigation, a reward of Rs 2 lakh was announced by the on any information leading to his arrest. The special NIA court, Imphal, had also issued a non-bailable arrest warrant. The has announced him a proclaimed offender," it said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:00 IST