The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in connection with an ambush on an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol in 2017 in Manipur.
An Assam Rifles jawan was killed and another one injured in the in ambush carried out by suspected PLA militants in Chandel district of the state.
The NIA has filed the chargesheet before a special court in Imphal against six rebels belonging to People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF).
The accused militants identified as Koijam Ibochouba, Mayanglambam Siromani, Thokchom Ningthemba, Laishram Priyokumar Meitei, Thangjam Achou and Chandam Tondon Singh – have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
The first three accused on the list are absconding while the rest have been arrested, said an NIA officail.
The ambush was carried out on November 15, 2017 when a unit of the 4th battalion of the Assam Rifles was conducting a road opening task on the Chamol-Sajir Tampak road in Chandel district.
Two AR troops were grievously injured in the ambush and one of the jawan later succumbed to his injuries.
Two militants were also killed in the exchange of fire.
The NIA said probe established that the proscribed PLA and MNPF “conspired to wage war against the government of India and in furtherance of this conspiracy they ambushed the Assam Rifles team resulting in the martyrdom of a personnel and serious injuries to another.”
“During investigation, the identity of the perpetrators was established and three accused were arrested,” it said.