NSCN (IM) cadres sent to judicial custody

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IMPHAL, August 9: Two NSCN-IM cadres who were formally re-arrested by the police on August 4 have been sent to judicial custody today.

The two were among the eight arrested from the WTR office, Ukhrul of the NSCN (IM) in connection with the killing of Ukhrul Autonomous District Council member last month.

Wunglengpam Raipang, alias Apam, 31, s/o Ramreingam of Tushal village Tamenglong and Shimreingam Value alias Angam, 33, son of Alung Value of Tuinem Village, Ukhrul were produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East and remanded to judicial custody for 13 days. 

It may be recalled that the Temenglong police submitted a plea before the court seeking custodial remand of Wunglengpam Raipang, alias Apam, 31, s/o Ramreingam of Tushal village, in connection with a case under Fir No.22 (II)2012 TML PS u/s 307/426/400 & 25(I-C) Arms Act. 

The case was registered following a gun fight between ZUF and NSCN-IM on November 20, 2012 at Khumji. 

Similarly, the Phungyar police submitted a plea seeking custodial remand of Shimreingam Value alias Angam, 33, son of Alung Value of Tuinem Village, Ukhrul in connection with a case under FIR no.3 (9)2009 PYR PS u/s 307/34 IPC&25 (I-C) Arms Act. The case was registered by the police in connection with an ambush laid by the NSCN-IM against a column of 23 AR.

They were formally arrested by the concerned police stations after being granted permission by the court. 

Apam has been remanded to police custody till August 8 while Angam till August 7.

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