PREPAK chairman murder case : Charge hearing on Feb 17

IMPHAL, Jan 20 : Special Court, NIA, Manipur has fixed February 17 for the charge hearing of two co-accused of PREPAK chairman Nongdrenkhomba’s murder.
The Court also issued the relevant papers of NIA Guwahati, to the counsels of the two co-accused today.

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IMPHAL, Jan 20 : Special Court, NIA, Manipur has fixed February 17 for the charge hearing of two co-accused of PREPAK chairman Nongdrenkhomba’s murder.
The Court also issued the relevant papers of NIA Guwahati, to the counsels of the two co-accused today.

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NIA arrests accused in Paraolon ambush

New Delhi, Jan 12:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested an alleged member of an armed organisation in connection with the ambush on an Army convoy in 2015 in Manipur in which 18 personnel were killed, an official said here.
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New Delhi, Jan 12:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested an alleged member of an armed organisation in connection with the ambush on an Army convoy in 2015 in Manipur in which 18 personnel were killed, an official said here.

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Nongdrenkhomba murder case NIA submits supplementary charge sheet

IMPHAL, Jan 4: National Investigation Agency (NIA) submitted additional charge sheet against two co-accused in connection with the mur-der of PREPAK ex-chairman and his driver, before Special Court NIA Manipur, today.
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IMPHAL, Jan 4: National Investigation Agency (NIA) submitted additional charge sheet against two co-accused in connection with the mur-der of PREPAK ex-chairman and his driver, before Special Court NIA Manipur, today.

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NIA Court examines accused in murder of Nongdrenkhomba

Imphal, November 02 2017: The charge hearing of the murder case of PREPAK chairman N Nongdrenkhomba alias Nabachandra and his associate Leishangthem Sanjit, was partly held today, before the Special Court, NIA, Manipur and November 24 has been fixed for further hearing of the charges levelled against the six accused of the case . The charge […]

Imphal, November 02 2017: The charge hearing of the murder case of PREPAK chairman N Nongdrenkhomba alias Nabachandra and his associate Leishangthem Sanjit, was partly held today, before the Special Court, NIA, Manipur and November 24 has been fixed for further hearing of the charges levelled against the six accused of the case . The charge […]

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Irked by NIA probe… NSCN-K to drive out non-Nagas

Guwahati, November 01 2017: The NSCN(K) has threatened to drive out all non-Nagas from Nagaland if the National Investigation Agency (NIA), that is probing terror funding cases, continues to target family members of its members. The anti-talk NSCN(K), in a hard-hitting statement on Tuesday, said the NSCN(K) had been maintaining the maximum restraint despite the […]

Guwahati, November 01 2017: The NSCN(K) has threatened to drive out all non-Nagas from Nagaland if the National Investigation Agency (NIA), that is probing terror funding cases, continues to target family members of its members. The anti-talk NSCN(K), in a hard-hitting statement on Tuesday, said the NSCN(K) had been maintaining the maximum restraint despite the […]

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NIA re-arrests UNLF man

IMPHAL, Sep 5: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has re-arrested one sergeant major of the UNLF from his Brahmapur Thangapat Mapal residence, Imphal East district at around 11.40 am today.
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IMPHAL, Sep 5: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has re-arrested one sergeant major of the UNLF from his Brahmapur Thangapat Mapal residence, Imphal East district at around 11.40 am today.

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NIA quizzes former JNIMS Director, scribe

IMPHAL, May 15: In connection with the different cases taken up against KCP (Poirei Meitei) by National Investigation Agency for extortion, bomb attack, kidnapping for ransom and others, the investigation agency interrogated a former Director of JNIMS …

IMPHAL, May 15: In connection with the different cases taken up against KCP (Poirei Meitei) by National Investigation Agency for extortion, bomb attack, kidnapping for ransom and others, the investigation agency interrogated a former Director of JNIMS and a reporter of an evening newspaper (Kangleipakki Meira) today.

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Centre opts for NIA probe

Based on a report furnished by the State Government, the Government of India has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the killing for PREPAK ex-Chairman Ningombam Naba- chandra alias Nongdren-khomba and his driver Leishangthe…

Based on a report furnished by the State Government, the Government of India has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the killing for PREPAK ex-Chairman Ningombam Naba- chandra alias Nongdren-khomba and his driver Leishangthem Sanjit.

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NIA agrees bail ‘in the interest of peace’ NSCN (IM) leader Anthony Shimray gets bail

New Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) : Anthony Shimray, the suspected key NSCN (IM) arms procurer, has been granted bail by a special Court here in a case under the anti-terror act after NIA said his bail was “important in the interest of peace negotiations between NSCN (IM) and the Government of India”. District Judge Amar […]

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) : Anthony Shimray, the suspected key NSCN (IM) arms procurer, has been granted bail by a special Court here in a case under the anti-terror act after NIA said his bail was “important in the interest of peace negotiations between NSCN (IM) and the Government of India”. District Judge Amar […]

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Manipur UNLF chief Meghen gets 10 years imprisonment, against NIA’s lifetime sentence demand

17 others to undergo rigorous imprisonment from 7 to 10 years IMPHAL, June 8: In the first ever case taken up by the National Investigation Agency, a special trial court has today sentenced UNLF chief RK Meghen to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, despite NIA’s plea for a lifetime sentence. 17 others have been awarded imprisonment […]

17 others to undergo rigorous imprisonment from 7 to 10 years IMPHAL, June 8: In the first ever case taken up by the National Investigation Agency, a special trial court has today sentenced UNLF chief RK Meghen to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, despite NIA’s plea for a lifetime sentence. 17 others have been awarded imprisonment […]

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Press Release on Compaint against NIA summon by IJU

INDIAN JOURNALISTS UNION F-29, Shanker Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi 110 001 www.indianjournalistsunion.org President S.N.Sinha New Delhi M: +91 9810889396 Secretary General Amar Devulapalli Hyderabad M: +91 98480 48536   New Delhi, 1st June, The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly protests against the notice issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to some local newspapers […]

INDIAN JOURNALISTS UNION F-29, Shanker Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi 110 001 www.indianjournalistsunion.org President S.N.Sinha New Delhi M: +91 9810889396 Secretary General Amar Devulapalli Hyderabad M: +91 98480 48536   New Delhi, 1st June, The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly protests against the notice issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to some local newspapers […]

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Guru Ravi Shankar met Meghen in Guwahati to propose peace negotiations

By Yambem Laba (By special arrangement with The Statesman) GUWAHATI, April 27: R.K.Meghen former Chairman of the proscribed United National Liberation Front of Manipur currently lodged in Guwahati Central Jail today told this correspondent in an exclus…

By Yambem Laba (By special arrangement with The Statesman) GUWAHATI, April 27: R.K.Meghen former Chairman of the proscribed United National Liberation Front of Manipur currently lodged in Guwahati Central Jail today told this correspondent in an exclusive interview at the NIA Court where his trial is going on, that Guru Ravi Shankar of the Art

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Defence argument hearing begins in Meghen case

IMPHAL, Apr 25: The argument hearing of the defence side in the ongoing NIA case lodged against UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and his associate at NIA Special Court in Guwahati began today around 10:30 am. The hearing which lasted for around …

IMPHAL, Apr 25: The argument hearing of the defence side in the ongoing NIA case lodged against UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and his associate at NIA Special Court in Guwahati began today around 10:30 am. The hearing which lasted for around two hours, defence counsel advocate Gunadhor placed his arguments before the court.

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Deposition of PWs in UNLF Chairman RK Meghen case starts

IMPHAL, October 13: In connection with the ongoing trial against the chairman of the banned United National Liberation Front RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and other leaders of the outfit in

IMPHAL, October 13: In connection with the ongoing trial against the chairman of the banned United National Liberation Front RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and other leaders of the outfit in the Special Court of National Investigation Agency, deposition of two prosecution witnesses was started today.

One of the two prosecution witnesses is identified as the NIA chief investigation officer IPS officer SP Pani and the other is a forensic expert working on the case, informed sources.

Further deposition of the two PW will continue.

It is also learnt that RK Meghen and the other leaders were also produced before the court.

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RK Meghen produced before NIA court

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Chairman of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and several other key leaders of the outfit were produced before the Special Court

UNLF chairman, RK Meghen cheering up his supporters after coming out of the NIA court at Guwahati. 2011-02-08 | by : IFP Photo

From our archives: UNLF chairman, RK Meghen cheering up his supporters after coming out of the NIA court at Guwahati. 2011-02-08 | by : IFP Photo

IMPHAL, Jul 28: Chairman of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and several other key leaders of the outfit were produced before the Special Court of National Investigation Agency (NIA), Guwahati today.

However, deposition of any of the prosecution witnesses of the case was not held as for today.

The outfit leaders are facing trial in the court in accordance to the charge sheets framed by NIA against them following their arrest.

It may be mentioned that today`™s court appearance of the outfit leaders is the second time for this month. The first court production for this month was on July 16 during which deposition of several prosecution witnesses of the case was held.

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Khaplang`s abrogation of cul de sac ceasefire with GOI was contemplated in advance says NIA interrogation report

IMPHAL, July 4: Fresh lights have been thrown on the reasons behind SS Khaplang led NSCN(K)`™s decision to abrogate the ceasefire it held with the Government of India since 2001,

6th Dogra Regiment's truck ambushed by militants at Paraolon, Chandel District, Manipur.photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum.

6th Dogra Regiment’s truck ambushed by militants at Paraolon, Chandel District, Manipur.photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum.

IMPHAL, July 4: Fresh lights have been thrown on the reasons behind SS Khaplang led NSCN(K)`™s decision to abrogate the ceasefire it held with the Government of India since 2001, following the arrests and interrogations of important NSCN(K) leaders, according to reliable intelligence sources.

Many of these confirm earlier held speculations amongst sections of insurgency observers in the Northeast that the Government of India as well as Khaplang were increasingly realising the futility of the ceasefire as there was no meaningful agreement in sight as Khaplang is a Naga from the Myanmar side of the border.

It may be pertinent here to note that though GOI has been extending its ceasefire offer to the NSCN(K), it did not seem at all keen to extend a corresponding peace talks as well.

Interrogations of arrested NSCN(K) leaders, Khumlo Abi Anal and Khekaho Rochill, by the NIA have revealed that Khaplang has been contemplating ending the ceasefire with the GOI for a few years until he finally took the decision to do so on March 27, the sources said.

Khumlo was arrested by the Manipur Police on June 11 and subsequently by the NIA on June 29 upon his release by the Manipur Police, in connection with the June 4 Chandel ambush by a combined team of NSCN(K), KYKL and KCP fighers on a convoy of the 6 Dogras, claiming the lives of 18 soldiers and injuring another 11. Two of the attackers too were killed in the encounter.

Khekaho was arrested from Nagaland earlier on May 26, two month after Khaplang decided to end the ceasefire agreement with GOI on March 27.

Khumlo, the sources said has revealed that he travelled to NSCN(K)`™s general headquarters at Taga and had discussions with Khaplang on the emerging tension between Myanmar Nagas and Indian Nagas, and why they needed to be segregated, obviously in anticipation of bigger trouble.

Khumlo further informed the NIA that it was during his stay at Taga that Khaplang came to the decision of walking out of the ceasefire with GOI, the sources further said.

The arrested NSCN(K) leader also told the NIA that a month earlier in November, in a meeting of top NSCN(K) leaders from Myanmar at Taga, the mood was unanimous that the ceasefire with GOI was doing the organisation`™s image no good and that it should not be allowed to extend beyond April 27, when its yearly extendable term ended. The leaders were of the opinion that abrogation of the ceasefire would help the organisation redeem its importance, the sources also said.

NIA interrogation of Khekaho also corroborated what Khumlo told the investigation agency. Khekaho said he along with other Indian Naga leaders of the NSCN(K), including Nikki Sumi and Isak Sumi were told not to attend the ceasefire supervisory board, CFSB meeting scheduled on March 27. He also informed the NIA that the NSCN(K) was already preparing attacks on Indian security forces ahead of the abrogation of the ceasefire on March 27, the sources said.

Two Indian Nagas, Wangtin and Tikhak defied Khaplang`™s directive and attended the March 27 CFSB meeting, causing another vertical split in the NSCN(K), with the splinter group forming the NSCN(Reformation). The latter continued the ceasefire agreement with the GOI.

Fissures along similar lines broadly marked by the international boundary became visible earlier in 2011, when the first major split in the NSCN(K) happened and senior and influential NSCN(K) leaders of the Indian side, Khole Konyak and Kitovi Sema decided to part ways with Khaplang, the sources added.

It is easy to surmise that these splits in the NSCN(K) were prompted by the sense of futility of continuing with the ceasefire with the GOI considering the slim possibilities of any permanent settlement that can incorporate territories across the international border.

The sources further said the interrogation reports indicated Khaplang has been showing signs of wariness with the ceasefire and had been of the opinion that it should be ended for quite some years, but a section of moderate Indian Nagas, in particular Wangtin and Tikhak had been managing to prevail upon him to hang on each year, until his March 27 abrogation.

Khaplang however still has supporters amongst Indian Nagas, and among them is his military advisor and fund raiser from Nagaland, Nikki Sumi. The sources said Nikki stood with Khaplang in the opinion that abrogation of the ceasefire would increase the prestige of the organisation and put them ahead of other rival groups which have toed the line of the Indian government.

Khaplang also has supporters amongst non Naga groups on the Indian side. Among these are the ULFA faction of Assam led by Paresh Barua and Meitei groups such as UNLF and PLA. His support base extends further amongst more NE insurgent groups under his tutelage and given safe sanctuary in his camps in Myanmar.

These groups also have been pressuring Khaplang to end the ceasefire with GOI. None of these groups also have come to any cessation of hostility agreement with the GOI. In Myanmar all these groups maintain close operational understanding among them and share their resources, the sources further said.

Soon after abrogating the ceasefire with the GOI, NSCN(K) together with three NE insurgent groups, namely ULFA(I), NDFB(S) and KLO formed the United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia, UNLFW under Khaplang`™s leadership, the sources added.

They also said Meitei insurgent groups, by then under a loose federation called the Coordination Committee, or CorCom, were also to join the new platform, but were unable to do so because of some internal differences in the federation. These differences are in the process of being ironed out, the sources further said.

The sources further said that the GOI was for the extension of the ceasefire with NSCN(K) and the MHA had on March 27 formally written to the chairman ceasefire monitoring group, CFMG, to fix a meeting with NSCN(K) at New Delhi on April 27.

Reiterating that it was Khaplang`™s decision alone that resulted in the ceasefire abrogation, the sources said that if it was otherwise, and if Khaplang had any apprehension that the GOI was not keen to continue with the ceasefire, there are redress mechanisms to make this known so that differences could be sorted out. Khaplang used none of these, and instead his cadres fired on the Assam Rifles at Kohima on March 26 injuring four personnel, they said.

The sources cited this as an example to claim that Khaplang`™s ceasefire abrogation was carefully contemplated and not a spurt of the moment decision prompted by any emergency.

Adding to this speculation is that Khaplang all the while was preparing to end hostilities with the Myanmar authorities before abrogating the ceasefire with the GOI.

The NSCN(K) had entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Sagaing Division authorities in April 2012. Khaplang`™s territory falls within this province of Myanmar.

This ceasefire could not however be elevated to the national level with the Government of Myanmar because of some differences. All the same, the NSCN(K) signed the `deed of commitment for peace and national reconciliation` with Myanmar in February 2015, a month ahead of Khaplang walking out of the ceasefire agreement with the GOI.

It must however be recalled again here to put things in perspective, that although the GOI was not averse to continuing with the ceasefire agreement with NSCN(K) in perpetuity, it never initiated peace talks with the organisation, unlike in the case of NSCN(K)`™s bitter rivals faction led by Th. Muivah and Isak Swu, the NSCN(IM).

Khaplang`™s disillusionment with the ceasefire with the GOI, as many observers have pointed out, may have been also fuelled by this approach of the GOI.

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Cabinet decides NIA investigation in ADC killing, Ukhrul ambush

IMPHAL, Sept 12: The State cabinet has today decided to hand over the case of the assassination of Ukhrul ADC member Ngalangzar Malue, who was killed by unidentified persons in

IMPHAL, Sept 12: The State cabinet has today decided to hand over the case of the assassination of Ukhrul ADC member Ngalangzar Malue, who was killed by unidentified persons in Ukhrul and also the killing of Thotyo Kashung, Manipur Police commando personnel in an ambush, to the National Investigation Agency, NIA.

The meeting was held with the Chief Minister in chair this evening at the secretariat building.

M Okendro, Minister of Education and CAF & PD department, who is also the spokesperson of the government speaking to media, stated that the cabinet decided to hand over the cases to the NIA in order to take up concrete actions regarding the incidents by the State government.

It may be mentioned that ADC member Ngalangzar was killed by armed unidentified persons on July 12, at Finch Corner under Ukhrul District. Ngalangzar’s driver and his nephew sustained injury in the said incident.

In another incident on September 9, heavily armed unidentified persons led two ambushes on State security forces. It may also be recalled that the security personnel were returning to Imphal after stationing at Ukhrul town on the said day. Rifleman of 5 IRB, Thotyo Kashung, who was attached to Imphal West District Police commando was killed in the ambush. Two other personnel sustained injuries.

M Oken added that in this regard, the State government will approach the Ministry of Home Affairs for necessary action. He said the Cabinet has also decided to give Rs 5 lakh to the deceased’s family as ex-gratia, and Rs 1 lakh each to those injured personnel.

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Meghen produced before court, prosecution witnesses fail to appear

IMPHAL, May 30: The chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) RK Meghen alias Sanayaima who has been under judicial custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with his

IMPHAL, May 30: The chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) RK Meghen alias Sanayaima who has been under judicial custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with his 14 associates of the outfit was on Friday produced before the Special Court of NIA in Guwahati. However, the prosecution witnesses of the NIA failed to appear before the court.

The number of prosecution witnesses in the case registered by the NIA against RK Meghen and 14 others of the UNLF is 108 out of which the majority are from the NIA.

After the NIA submitted the chargesheet of the case to its Special Court, subsequent proceedings of the case was taken up.

Of the 108 prosecution witnesses, more than 50 have been already crossed examined and their statements recorded, informed sources.

It may be mentioned that MC Kuli, digital expert of the Forensic Science Laboratory and two other prosecution witnesses had also failed to appear before the same court on May 12 and 13.

The three failed to appear before the court today also, however, the court has provided time till Saturday for the witnesses to appear before the court, informed the source.

The UNLF chairman and 14 other associates made physical appearance before the Special Trial Court of NIA on Friday at 10:30 am under case No. 1 of 2010 (Special Trial) V/S 121/121-A/120-B IPC & 16/17/18/20 VA (P) Act, the source said.

Sources also added that the three other members of the UG group, granted bail by the same court were represented by their counsels

 

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