NIA arrests another accused of Kwakta blast

Imphal: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Md. Islauddin Khan, in coordination with the Manipur Police, in the case of bomb blast at Kwakta, Bishnupur District, Manipur in a Scorpio vehicle on June 21.

The case was initially registered by Manipur Police, vide FIR no. 635 (6)2023 dated June 21at PGCI Police station, sub-division Moirang, Bishnupur district, Manipur and later re-registered by the NIA on June 23 at Imphal.

NIA Investigations in RC 01/2023/NIA/IMP revealed the involvement of Md. Islauddin in the Bomb blast that took place on June 21 in an IED laden Scorpio vehicle parked over a bridge located the area of Phougakchao Ikhai Awang Leikai and Kwakta along Tiddim road in Bishnupur.

Three persons were injured and the bridge, alongwith nearby houses, got damaged as a result of the bomb blast.

After his arrest, Md. Islauddin Khan was produced before the jurisdictional Court at Imphal whereupon the Court remanded the accused to NIA custody for 7 days.

Further Investigations in the case are in progress, the NIA said.

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