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Missing arms case: Driver of MLA arrested

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 1: | Publish Date: 8/2/2018 4:07:40 AM IST

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested the driver of Congress legislator Yamthong Haokip in connection with a case related with the missing arms case.

Thokchom Diamond Singh was arrested from his house in Imphal’s Kwakeithel Mayaikoibi late Tuesday in a follow up action after two days of raid at the residence of the sitting legislator in Imphal’s Mantripukhri on July 30 and 31. On Wednesday, the driver was produced in the special NIA court at Cheirap Court Complex, where the court remanded him to three-day in NIA custody.

Meanwhile, according to highly reliable sources, during the raid on Tuesday, the NIA team led by a DIG recovered one more pistol and a suitcase containing full of gold biscuits.

The raid was conducted as a part of the investigation of the missing arms and ammunition case from the 2nd Manipur Rifles (MR) garrison armoury.

Besides arresting five suspects including two personnel of 2nd battalion Manipur Rifles and a militant, Manipur government had suspended four senior officers of the state police including an IPS officer from their service.

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