Manipur ambush 2015: NIA rejects bail plea of NSCN-K leader

He was arrested by the Manipur Police on June 11, in connection with the killing of 18 Army personnel
Manipur ambush 2015: NIA rejects bail plea of NSCN-K leader
NSCN-K Manipur

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The fourth bail plea of National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) leader, Chandel Kumlo Abi Anal (44) has been rejected by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, Manipur.

He was arrested by the Manipur Police on June 11, in connection with the killing of 18 Army personnel in Chandel district on June 4, 2015. Later, the NIA took custody for further investigation.

Special Judge NIA said that the "charges framed against the accused are very serious and there is also a high possibility of him absconding if released on bail."

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Anal, the regional chairman of the outfit of Chandel district, was allegedly involved in a conspiracy to stage the attack on the Army personnel. He was also in touch with the perpetrators before and after the attack.

The NSCN-K leader was charged under sections 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

In the year 2015, on June 4, a convoy of the 6 Dogra Army Regiment was ambushed between Moltuk and Paraolon village by a group of over 20 armed cadres of NSCN-K with the alleged help of other militant outfits like KYKL, KCP Noyon. The ambush left 18 army personnel killed and 15 others seriously injured.

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