NIA raids Congress’ Manipur MLA; recovers arms, ammo

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The NIA has carried out raids during a chateau of a Congress MLA in Manipur and recovered an collection of weapons and ammunition, including a pistol blank from a Director General of Police (DGP) pool, a group orator pronounced here on Tuesday.

The executive group searched a premises of Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip during Mantripukhi in a Imphal East district on Monday as partial of a examine into a rapist box of blank of 56 pistols and 58 magazines from a DG pool ‘kote’ (armoury) located in a premises of a corps of Manipur Rifles, between September, 2016 and early 2017.

A money volume of Rs 26.40 lakh, bullion ornaments value Rs 20 lakh, a 9mm pistol (missing from a DG armoury), a Beretta pistol, a US-made Tomcat-32 pistol with magazine, another unlawful pistol, dual guns and 45 rounds of ammunition, including that of AK series, were recovered from a premises of a MLA, a orator said.

Till date, 9 people have been arrested in a box and 3 9mm pistols, out of a 56 blank pistols, have been recovered “from a members of several belligerent groups of Manipur,” he said.

“The custodial inquire of a indicted suggested a impasse of Haokip,” a orator added. 

Article source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/politics/national-nia-raids-congress-manipur-mla-recovers-arms-ammo-455704


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