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NIA: NIA files chargesheet against three people, including a Myanmar national, in Manipur extortion case

Pankaj Prasad
National Investigation Agency
National Investigation Agency

The accused have been charged under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against three people, including a Myanmar national, in a case of extortion by members of banned terrorist organizations in Manipur. A charge sheet has been filed in the special NIA court in Imphal against three cadres of banned terrorist organisations.

These three cadres of the People's Revolutionary Army include the KCP (Kangleipak Communist Party), PREPAK (People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak) and the UNLF (United National Liberation Front).

The accused have been charged under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967. They have been identified as 38-year-old Deepak Sharma alias Khinmaung from Myanmar, Suraj Jasiwal (33) from Manipur and Shekhom Bruce Meetei (38), also from Manipur. Deepak has been additionally charged under the Foreigners Act, 1946.

The accused was extorting and collecting funds with the intention of furthering the activities of these terrorist organizations. Investigation so far has revealed that cadres of banned organizations were making extortion calls to people in Imphal and Valley areas to raise funds for their organizations. These cadres had shared the bank account details of their associates with the victims and instructed them to deposit the extortion amount in the same.