Mokokchung, 30 September (MTNews): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested Seiminlun Gangte in a case related to a transnational conspiracy by Myanmar and Bangladesh-based leadership of terror outfits to wage war against the government of India by exploiting the ongoing ethnic unrest in Manipur.


A case was registered suo motu on 19 July in New Delhi, the anti-terror agency said in a press release on Saturday. Seiminlun Gangte was the second accused arrested in the case in the past nine days.


Investigation into the case revealed that Myanmar and Bangladesh-based militant groups have entered into a conspiracy with a section of militant leaders in India to indulge in incidents of violence with an intention to drive a wedge between different ethnic groups and to wage war against the Government of India, the NIA press release said.


“For this purpose, the aforementioned leadership have been providing funds to procure arms, ammunition and other types of terrorist hardware which are being sourced both from across the border and from other terrorist outfits active in the northeastern states to stoke the current ethnic strife in Manipur,” it added.


The NIA said that the accused has been brought to New Delhi after his arrest and will be produced before the Jurisdictional Court. On 22 September, the NIA arrested Moirangthem Anand Singh from Manipur in connection with the case.

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