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Manipur violence case: NIA court extends custody of Seiminlun Gangte for 8 days
New Delhi: Delhi's Patiala House court on Tuesday extended for another eight days the custody of one Seiminlun Gangte, who was arrested from Manipur in a case of violence due to the transnational conspiracy of the leadership of terror outfits based in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Gangte who was arrested on Saturday in Manipur was brought to Delhi on transit remand.
On Sunday, the court remanded Seiminlun Gangte to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for two days.
He was produced before the National Investigation Agency Special Court after two days of NIA custody.
Special NIA judge Sachin Gupta today extended the custody for eight days after hearing the submissions of the NIA and counsel for the accused.
The special court also directed the agency to supply a copy of the FIR to the counsel for the accused. The special court has also allowed the counsel to meet him on alternate days in NIA custody.
It is alleged that Myanmar and Bangladesh-based terror outfit leadership hatched a transnational conspiracy to wage war against India.
The NIA moved an application and sought 10 days of custody for the accused for the investigation of the case.
During the hearing, the duty magistrate raised a query in relation to jurisdiction since it's a matter of special act.
The public prosecutor then said that custody would be granted until Tuesday so that the accused could be produced before the special judge.
The federal investigation agency has registered a case under the anti-terror law, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), and other laws.
The case was registered suo moto by the NIA on July 19, 2023 in Delhi.
It is stated that an investigation revealed that Myanmar and Bangladesh-based militant groups have entered into a conspiracy with a section of militant leaders in India to commit incidents of violence with the intention of driving a wedge between different ethnic groups and to wage war against the Government of India.
For this purpose, the terror leadership has been providing funds to procure arms, ammunition, and other types of terrorist hardware that are being sourced both from across the border and from other terrorist outfits active in the North Eastern States of India to stoke the current ethnic strife in Manipur, said the agency.
Further investigations in the case are in progress, the NIA said.