Murder of PREPAK leader Nongdrenkhomba NIA arrests another accused

IMPHAL, Jul 17: National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday arrested one S Basanta (38) of Tera Sapam Leirak for alleged involvement in the murder of PREPAK chairman Ningombam Nabachandra alias Nongdrenkhomba and his driver Leishangthem Sanjit alias Chingkhu and also recovered two small arms from his possession.
The accused was produced before the Special Judge, NIA Manipur today with a prayer for 10 days police custody remand.
According to a reliable source, the police prayer against the accused was filed before the Court by NIA New Delhi SP, Ankit Garg.
It stated that Basanta was arrested yesterday by a team of NIA after his name was revealed by one of the accused in the double murder case.
The NIA team were also able to recover two small arms which were kept hidden in a water tank inside Basanta’s residential complex.
The Court perused the record of the NIA and remanded S Basanta to police remand till July 27.
It may be mentioned that Basanta is the second accused arrested by the NIA after it filed a charge sheet on Jul 7 regarding the killing of PREPAK chairman Nongdrenkhomba and Leishangthem Sanjit inside the 7th Manipur Rifles campus, Khabeisoi under Heingang police station in the intervening night of June 21 and 22 last year.
On July 12, this year, NIA arrested Sairom Rabichandra alias Rabi (39) s/o Sairom Ahanbi of Uripok Yambem, alleged to have delivered the weapons used for killing Nongdrenkhomba and Sanjit, to the accused Haobam Ahead alias Lemba and Thongbram Sanjit alias Pari.

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