Manipur Violence: Delhi Court Sends Accused To 2 Days Of NIA Custody


Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Sunday remanded Seiminlun Gangte, an accused in a Manipur violence case to 2 days of National Investigation Agency custody till October 3. The accused was arrested from Manipur and brought to Delhi. He was taken to Delhi on transit remand.

However, it is alleged that Myanmar and Bangladesh-based leadership of terror outfits have hatched a transnational conspiracy to ‘wage war against India’. Duty Magistrate Komal Garg remanded the accused after he was produced before her. NIA moved an application and sought 10-day custody of accused for investigation in the case.

During the hearing, the Duty Magistrate asked a query in regard to jurisdiction since it’s a matter of special act. The public prosecutor, then said that custody till May be granted till Tuesday so that the accused is produced before the special judge.

Furthermore, the federal investigation agency has registered a case under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and other laws. As per NIA, Seiminlun Gangte has been arrested 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 current ethnic unrest in the State of Manipur. Previously on July 19, 2023, the case was registered suo moto by the NIA, in New Delhi.

It is stated that an Investigation 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 agency stated that, For this purpose, the terror leadership have been providing funds to procure arms, ammunition and other types of terrorist hardware which are being sourced both, from across the border, as well as from other terrorist outfits active in the North Eastern States of India to stoke the current ethnic strife in Manipur. NIA stated that further Investigations in the case are in progress.