NIA arrests one accused in connection with Kwakta blast

Imphal: In an intelligence based joint operation with Assam Police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Md. Noor Hussain from Silchar, Cachar District, Assam in a case related to bomb blast at Kwakta, Bishnupur district, Manipur in a Scorpio vehicle.

The case was initially registered by Manipur Police, on June 21 at 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. Noor Hussain in the bomb blast that took place 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.

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

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