GUWAHATI: In a significant development concerning a transnational conspiracy orchestrated by Myanmar and Bangladesh-based terrorist groups with the aim of waging war against India, a Delhi court has sent a Manipuri individual to judicial custody for a period of 30 days.
The accused, Seiminlun Gangte, was presented before Special Judge Sanjay Garg at the Patiala House Courts following the culmination of his eight-day custody under the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday.
The NIA had initiated a suo moto case on July 19, citing violations of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) as the reason for its involvement in the case.
Gangte, a 51-year-old individual, was detained by the NIA in the hill district of Churachandpur in Manipur and subsequently transferred to Delhi under transit remand.
A statement released by the NIA spokesperson has brought to light the alarming revelation of a conspiracy hatched by militant groups based in Myanmar and Bangladesh in collaboration with certain leaders of Indian militant factions. Their joint objective was to foment violence, sow discord among diverse ethnic groups, and ultimately wage war against the India.
“For this purpose, the aforementioned leadership has been providing funds to procure arms, ammunition, and various other forms of terrorist hardware. These resources have been acquired from both across the border and from other active terrorist organisations situated in the Northeastern states. All of this is being orchestrated to exacerbate the existing ethnic tensions in Manipur,” a spokesperson told the press.
Earlier on September 30, the Manipur police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a collaborative operation had apprehended Gangte. He is the second individual to be arrested in this case in a span of nine days. Post the arrest, the accused was transferred to Delhi.