Manipur : NIA recovers six more pistols from premises of Manipur Rifles Battalion

Imphal (Manipur) , Aug 26 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday recovered six more pistols in the case pertaining to the theft of 56 pistols and 58 magazines from the Director General (DG) Pool Armory located inside second Manipur Rifles Battalion premises. The weapons went missing between 2016 and early 2017, a press release by the NIA said .

During the NIA investigation, Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) Chairman David Hangshing was arrested on 24 August.

David received the police pistols from an MLA from Saikul constituency, Yamthung Haokip, who was also arrested.

9mm Pistols recovered by NIA from the residence of sitting MLA , Yamthong Haoikip in Manipur

During interrogation, Hanshing disclosed few of the missing pistols which were kept hidden by him at a place, after which the NIA team recovered six missing 9 mm pistols from a place about 20 km from Imphal under East Imphal Police District.

According to a report by news agency ANI , the seized pistols have been found to be from a lot of missing pistols and serial numbers of five pistols matched with serial numbers of missing pistols while the serial number of 1 pistol has been erased.

Hanshing was produced before duty magistrate on Saturday, who remanded him to police custody. He will now be produced before a Special NIA court, the report added .

Inputs : ANI / Image PTI

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