IMPHAL- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspect from Churachandpur, who was allegedly part of a transnational conspiracy by Myanmar and Bangladesh based leadership of terror outfits to wage war against India by exploiting the current ethnic unrest in Manipur, the agency said on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Seiminlun Gangte, was taken into custody on Saturday. On September 22, the NIA arrested Moirangthem Anand Singh from Manipur in connection with the case.
Seiminlun Gangte was the second accused arrested in the case in the past nine days. The case was registered suo motu on 19 July, a spokesperson of the federal anti-terror agency told news agency PTI.
The official added the accused has been brought to Delhi and will be produced before the jurisdictional court.
The Manipur Police arrested Gangte in Churachandpur and handed him over to the NIA.
“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.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
Further investigation into the matter is still on.