Suspected Naga militant involved in killing of an MP arrested

Imphal, Jan 20 (PTI) A suspected Naga militant allegedlyinvolved in the killing of a former MP in ArunachalPradesh was arrested in Manipur, official sources said today.

The activist of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isac Muivah (NSCN-IM) identified as Kaping Luikham was nabbedfrom Imphal area last evening by a team of Central Bureau ofInvestiation (CBI) special crime branch from Kolkata, thesources said.

Luikham was allegedly involved in the killing of theformer MP from Arunachal Pradesh Wangcha in 2007 December andinjuring his friend L Kanglom while the two were playingbadminton, the sources said.

Luikham was produced before a local court which sent himto CBI custody seven days yesterday, the sources said.

The CBI team immediately took him to ArunachalPradesh.

Wangcha had supported the imposition of thecontroversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in some parts ofArunachal Pradesh where NSCN-IM was actively operating in thearea, the sources said. PTI TP


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