NIA chargesheets KCP members in terror case

9 Feb 2018

The NIA has filed a charge sheet before a special court against three members of Manipur's proscribed terrorist organisation Kangeleipak Communist Party (KCP) for alleged conspiracy and raising funds from locals for terror activities. The final report filed before Special Judge Tarun Sahrawat named Laishram Ranjit Singh Meitei alias Tamnganba, commander in chief of KCP (People's War Group), Khumanthem Naobicha Singh and Thoudam Chaothoi Singh. The court has fixed February 22 for consideration of the charge sheet, which accused the three men of raising funds from local bodies like schools, panchayats, government officials and owners of petrol pumps for terror activities.
The chargesheet was filed under Sections 17 (raising funds for terror acts), 18 (conspiracy) and 20 (being a member of terror organisation) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The accused were arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell last year. Later, in October, the case was transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). According to the charge sheet, the scrutiny and analysis of the documents and digital devices established that the accused persons allegedly conspired to raise funds for carrying out subversive activities.
They, along with other suspects had threatened a number of persons/victims through mobile phones, mails etc. They conspired and intended to raise the number of cadres, further terror activities, raising terror funds, purchasing arms and ammunition and publicity of KCP, a banned terrorist organisation in Manipur, the NIA said in the report. The final report also named Paikhomba Meitei, who is currently absconding, as one of the conspirators. The agency said investigation to unearth the larger conspiracy is still going. (PTI)