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Manipur: Three suspected militants airlifted to Delhi for NIA investigation

05:20 PM Jul 10, 2024 IST | Bit Irom
UpdateAt: 05:54 PM Jul 10, 2024 IST
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Guwahati: Three suspected militants, including two teenagers, were airlifted from Imphal, Manipur to New Delhi for investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday night.

A joint operation by Manipur Police and CRPF forces, based on NIA intelligence, led to the arrest of the suspects in L Hengjol village.

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The arrested individuals were identified as Thangjoel Haokip (19), Jangjoulen Khongsai (19), and Jangminlun Singson (45).

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They are suspected of involvement in various criminal activities, including an attack on a power grid using explosives in April 2024.

Following the arrests, protests erupted in Kangpokpi district, with demands for the immediate release of the men and the return of seized weapons.

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The Kuki Inpi, a prominent Kuki organization, further called for a 12-hour shutdown in Kuki-dominated areas to protest the action.

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