IMPHAL, May 30: The chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) RK Meghen alias Sanayaima who has been under judicial custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with his 14 associates of the outfit was on Friday produced before the Special Court of NIA in Guwahati. However, the prosecution witnesses of the NIA failed to appear before the court.
The number of prosecution witnesses in the case registered by the NIA against RK Meghen and 14 others of the UNLF is 108 out of which the majority are from the NIA.
After the NIA submitted the chargesheet of the case to its Special Court, subsequent proceedings of the case was taken up.
Of the 108 prosecution witnesses, more than 50 have been already crossed examined and their statements recorded, informed sources.
It may be mentioned that MC Kuli, digital expert of the Forensic Science Laboratory and two other prosecution witnesses had also failed to appear before the same court on May 12 and 13.
The three failed to appear before the court today also, however, the court has provided time till Saturday for the witnesses to appear before the court, informed the source.
The UNLF chairman and 14 other associates made physical appearance before the Special Trial Court of NIA on Friday at 10:30 am under case No. 1 of 2010 (Special Trial) V/S 121/121-A/120-B IPC & 16/17/18/20 VA (P) Act, the source said.
Sources also added that the three other members of the UG group, granted bail by the same court were represented by their counsels