Paraolon ambush NIA submits supplementary charge sheet to Special Court

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 10: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has submitted supplementary charge sheet in connection with the ongoing trial of the Paraolon ambush case, before the Special Court, NIA, Manipur today.
The supplementary charge sheet comes after the charge sheet of the case was submitted on December 19, 2015, along with a list of 65 prosecution witnesses before the Special Court NIA Manipur.
In the earlier charge sheet it was submitted that ambush, which killed 18 personnel of 6 Dogra Regiment, was laid down by a joint group of 17 individuals belonging to different outfits.
One of the accused of the case, Khumlo Abi Anal alias Ambition Anal of Lambung village, Chandel, was arrested by NIA from Lamphel Sanakeithel area and is presently lodged in judicial custody at Sajiwa Central Jail.
More than 10 prosecution witnesses have deposed before the Court. During the trial, another accused N Premkanta (32) s/o M Ibomcha of Kakching Irom Mapam, a wanted KYKL cadre of the case was arrested in December last year and he was remanded to judicial custody in connection with the case.
Back then, the IO of NIA, Sushil Kumar Pandey had submitted a prayer for judicial custody remand of Premkanta who allegedly took part in the ambush and stressed on the importance of carrying out an in depth examination of the case.
It may be mentioned that after the attack of June 4, 2015, which claimed the lives of 18 army personnel, the Ministry of Home Affairs handed over the investigation of the case to NIA on June 6, the same year.
The next day, June 7, a team of NIA launched necessary investigations by visiting the incident site and other locations.
During the investigation, NIA concluded that the ambush was laid by a joint UG group and named 17 individuals belonging to various UG outfits in connection with the case.

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