The Special Judge NIA, Manipur handed over a transnational conspiracy case of Manipur to the Special Court NIA, New Delhi to proceed with further proceedings of the case.
An application for transferring the case records of the Porompat Police Station case from the Special Judge NIA Manipur to Delhi Court was heard on Tuesday before the Special Judge NIA, Manipur.
During the hearing, the Special Public Prosecutor of the NIA submitted that according to the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs, a case of transnational conspiracy was registered in NIA headquarters, Delhi on July 7 under sections 120B, 121A, and 122 IPC and section 18, 18B and 39 of UAP Act, 1967.
Submitting about the case, the special Public Prosecutor of the NIA stated that the offense pertains to the transnational conspiracy hatched by Myanmar-based leadership of terror outfits operationally active in the Northeast Indian states to exploit the current ethnic unrest in Manipur to wage war against the government of India and execute the terrorist attacks thereby exacerbating the current situation of Manipur.
It was further submitted that the Chin-Myanmar module of NSCN-IM based in Myanmar under the leadership of Hangshi Tangkhul and Absolom Tangkhul have decided to extend support to the proscribed KYKL under the leadership of N Oken, chairman of KYKL and PLA under the leadership of MM Ngouba, the acting president of PLA to infiltrate their cadres into the Indian territory for carrying out attacks in India.
For this purpose, NSCN-IM leadership has promised safe passage, along with arms, ammunition, explosives, and other hardware to Manipur-based proscribed organisations.
It was also submitted that these outfits have also been tasked to identify, recruit, and train impressionable youths and get them involved in the ongoing violence with the larger goal of destabilising the security situation in Manipur and further waging war against the Indian government.
It was also submitted that to fuel conspiracy, two modules of heavily armed KYKL cadres have entered Manipur.
The Porompat Police Station had registered an FIR on September 16 against one Moirangthem Anand, Athokpam Kajit alias Kishorjit, Loukrakpam Micheal Mangangcha, Konthoujam Romojit Meitei, and Kesham Johnson under UAP Act and IPCs.
The police had arrested them along with arms, ammunition as well as camouflage attire. The government of India considering the gravity of the offenses, and their repercussions on national security and international linkages stated that it is required to be investigated by NIA in accordance with the NIA Act, 2008, and directed NIA to take up the case from Porompat Police Station.
After hearing the submission, the Special Judge NIA, Manipur opined that since the case has been handed over to the NIA, Delhi it would be proper to conduct further proceedings of the case before the Special NIA Court, New Delhi. Therefore, the case records from Manipur were directed to be handed over to the Special NIA Court, New Delhi.
Further, the court stated that Moirangthem Anand is already in NIA’s custody so the rest accused persons namely Athokpam Kajit, Loukrakpam Micheal Mangangcha, Konthoujam Romojit Meitei and Keisham Johnson are directed to appear before the Special NIA Court, Delhi.