PLA militant Mayanglambam Siromani.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) militant on charges of his involvement in an ambush on Record of Proceedings (ROP) of 4th Assam Rifles.

Mayanglambam Siromani, the self-styled lieutenant of the proscribed Manipur insurgent group, was arrested by NIA on Thursday.

The case was initially filed as an FIR at Chakpikarong police station in Manipur’s Chandel district relating to an ambush on Record of Proceedings (ROP) of 4th Assam Rifle at Chamol-Sajik Tampak Road.

One Assam Rifle personnel was killed and one was critically injured in the ambush.

Two militants were killed in the encounter as well.

The NIA had taken over the investigation and re-registered the case on March 29, 2018.

During the investigation it was revealed that Mayanglambam Siromani was involved in the conspiracy to attack the road opening party of Assam Rifles.
Based on the evidence, a charge sheet was filed against him while he was absconding.

Further, he was declared proclaimed offender and a cash reward of Rs 2 lacs was announced for information leading to his apprehension.

He along with his co-accused had escaped to Myanmar on November 15, 2017 after the ambush on Assam Rifles.

The accused was produced before the Special NIA Court in Imphal which sent him to five-day NIA custody.

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