Amid ethnic unrest in the northeastern state of Manipur, the National Investigation Agency (NIC) apprehended a suspected terrorist for his alleged links with Myanmar-based rebel groups and conspiring to wage war against India by exploiting the current ethnic unrest in Manipur, an official said.
According to a spokesperson of the anti-terror probe agency, the suspected terrorist, known as Moirangthem Anand Singh, was arrested from Manipur and brought to New Delhi for questioning and was produced was produced before a jurisdictional court which remanded him in police custody for a period of five days, the spokesperson said.
Who is Moirangthem Anand Singh?
As per media reports, Singh has been known to be one of the five persons arrested by Manipur Police for possessing weapons looted from police armoury. The arrest ignited massive agitation by the majority community, who were claiming them to be village defence activists.
On Friday, a loval court granted them bail.However, Singh was immediately placed under arrest and whisked away to an undisclosed location before being brought to the national capital.
The official said Singh was arrested in a case related to a "transnational conspiracy" by Myanmar-based leadership of terror groups to wage war against the government of India by exploiting the current ethnic unrest in Manipur.
The case was registered suo moto by the NIA on July 19 in New Delhi and investigations revealed that in furtherance of the conspiracy, the proscribed terror groups are recruiting over ground workers, cadres and sympathisers to augment their strength to carry out attacks on security forces and opposing ethnic groups by exploiting current unrest in the state.
They are collecting arms, ammunition and explosives by unlawful means, including plunder and pillage of government facilities and resources, the spokesperson said.