Manipur: CBI Files Chargesheet against 7 Accused in Arms Loot Case


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Guwahati against seven accused in a case concerning the looting of arms and ammunition from 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Manipur violence.

On August 24, 2023, the CBI registered the case and assumed the investigation of an FIR lodged at Police Station Moirang, District Bishnupur, Manipur, following notifications issued by the State Government of Manipur and subsequently by the Government of India under the DSPE Act, 1946.

According to the allegations in the FIR, on August 3, a considerable number of armed miscreants and individuals looted approximately 300 arms, around 19,800 ammunitions, and about 800 types of munitions and other accessories from two rooms of Bn. HQ Kote inside Quarter Guard, 2-IRB, Naranseina, Manipur.

The chargesheet lists Laishram Prem Singh, Khumukcham Dhiren alias Thapkpa, Moirangthem Anand Singh, Athokpam Kajit alias Kishorjit, Loukrakpam Michael Mangangcha alias Michael, Konthoujam Romojit Meitei alias Romojit, and Keisham Johnson alias Johnson as the accused individuals.

Further investigation into other suspects involved in the looting of arms and ammunition and other aspects is currently underway.

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