Manipur terror funding case: NIA recovers Rs 40 lakh

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New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The NIA has recovered over Rs 40 lakh cash, scrapped currency and gold in a raid conducted at the residence of a former director of an Imphal-based medical institute as part of a year-old terror funding probe into a banned outfit in Manipur, an official said on Tuesday.

The anti-terror agency conducted searches at the residence of Shyamo Singh, former director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), on Monday in connection with its ongoing probe into raising of terror funds and supply of arms, ammunition and explosives to proscribed terror group Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).

“Cash amounting to Rs 40.03 lakh, incriminating documents, demonetised currency notes (old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes) with face value of Rs 1 lakh and 700 grams of gold were seized from the house of Singh,” a National Investigation Agency (NIA) spokesperson said. “Singh is being questioned.”

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The central probe agency filed an FIR in the case last year, after taking cognisance of a criminal complaint lodged by the Special Cell of Delhi Police alleging that the accused or suspects were actively associated with the KCP.

The NIA has filed two chargesheets — first on December 1 last year and second on May 24 — in the case naming four suspects Khoiram Ranjit Pori, Irungbam Sanatombi, P. Prem Kumar and Sanabam Inaobi Singh under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substance Act.

–IANS

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