The NIA has arrested a top leader of NSCN(K) allegedly involved in the conspiracy behind the June 4 ambush killing 18 Army personnel in Manipur on the Indo-Myanmar border, reports PTI.
Khumlo Abi Anal, NSCN(K) regional commander, was arrested from Chandel district of Manipur on Monday.
Over 600 people, including security forces personnel, have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in the north-eastern states of the country in last four years, an RTI query has revealed.
According to an RTI reply by the Union Home Ministry, 614 people lost their lives, including 105 security personnel, in 3,493 militant attacks and extremist groups’ violence.
The Indian Army had reportedly carried out a rare cross-border operation inside Myanmar. The operation was to counter the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur last week. In a special operation, Indian Army troops entered inside Burmese territory and neutralised a high number of militants in a hideout.
In a formal announcement, the Indian Army said, “Very specific and credible intelligence inputs revealed that more attacks were planned. Early this morning attacks were carried out along the Indo-Myanmar border.”
However, this operation had become hugely controversial as conflicting reports emerged whether it was Indian army’s covert operation or if they had indeed entered Myanmar.