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NIA attaches Manipur MLA's assets in illegal arms haul case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (NIA) Friday said it has attached immovable assets worth over Rs 76 lakh of a Manipur MLA in connection with an alleged illegal arms haul case.

An said it has attached four land properties and residence of Saikul constituency MLA YamthongHaokipas this property constituted "proceeds of terrorism as defined under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)".

The assets are located in district, he said.

The case relates to a probe into a criminal case of missing of 56 pistols and 58 magazines from the DG pool 'kote' (armoury) located in the premises of the battalion of Manipur Rifles, between September, 2016 and early 2017.

The agency had conducted raids in this case last year including at the premises of the MLA.

It had arrested and others and has also charge-sheeted them.

They all are in judicial custody at present.

"The attached plots of land are registered in the name of and his wife Sapam Charubala Devi," he said, adding the total values of the assets is over Rs 76 lakh.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 21:30 IST