NIA arrests accused of 2015 Chandel Army ambush that killed 18 soldiers in Manipur

In a major breakthrough in Chandel Army ambush case, National Investigation Agency has arrested the accused Naorem Premkanta Singh. The accused was found involved in a case related to ambush on Army personnel at Chandel District of Manipur in June 2015, in which 18 army soldiers were killed.

The accused was arrested in a joint operation by the agency and Manipur Police. He had been absconding since the ambush took place in Manipur in 2015.

The special NIA court in Imphal had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant and has announced him a proclaimed offender. The agency said, the accused belongs to a banned terror organisation Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup and had participated in the ambush on Army personnel of 6th Dogra Battalion. The accused had carried a reward of two lakh rupees on his head.