The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested a member of a banned terror organisation in connection with the ambush on an Army convoy in 2015 in Manipur in which 18 personnel were killed.The accused, identified as Naorem Premkanta Singh, is a member of group Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) which is believed to be behind the Chandel Army ambush on June 4, 2015. The accused had been absconding since the ambush took place, the NIA said in a statement. A pistol and five live rounds were recovered from his possession. The operation was jointly conducted by the NIA and the Manipur Police. He was “found involved in an NIA case related to the ambush on Army personnel in Chandel district, Manipur, on June 4, 2015, in which 18 Army personnel were killed”, the NIA statement said. He had participated in the said ambush on Army personnel of 6th Dogra Battalion. The above accused had been absconding since the ambush took place, the agency said. “During the investigation, a reward of Rs 2 lakh was announced by the NIA on any information leading to his arrest. The special NIA court, Imphal, had also issued a non-bailable arrest warrant. The court has announced him a proclaimed offender,” it said.
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