NIA to probe into Manipur missing arms case

Addressing reporters here, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said a letter has been sent to NIA yesterday, after the incident came to light.

Published: 31st March 2018 04:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2018 04:49 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

IMPHAL: The Manipur government today said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe into the missing arms case reported yesterday, in which 56 pistols disappeared from the police headquarters over a period of four years.

Addressing reporters here, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said a letter has been sent to NIA yesterday, after the incident came to light.

"The matter relates to national security and a thorough investigation is required," Singh said.

Singh, who also holds charge of the Home Department, further said that 56 auto 9 mm pistols along with 58 magazines were found missing from the state police headquarters -- Arms Kote of 2nd Manipur Rifles, Imphal, -- between 2014 and 2018.

He also said that two employees of the 2nd MR were arrested yesterday in connection with the case.

In 2016, four persons were arrested and one 9 mm auto pistol along with three magazines were seized from them which could be connected to the missing weapons case from the Arms Kote of 2nd MR, the CM added.

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