The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against three persons, including a Myanmar national, in connection to a case of extortion by members of proscribed terror outfits in Manipur.
The charge sheet was filed in the NIA Special Court, Imphal, against three cadres of the proscribed terrorist organisations namely (People’s Revolutionary Army), KCP (Kangleipak Communist Party), PREPAK (People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak) and UNLF (United National Liberation Front), among others.
All the accused were charged under Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. They have been identified as Deepak Sharma (38) alias Khinmaung of Myanmar, Suraj Jaiswal (33) of Manipur and Shaikhom Bruce Meetei (38), also of Manipur.
Deepak has been additionally charged under the Foreigners Act, of 1946.
According to the probe agency, the accused had been raising and collecting funds in a bid to facilitate and further the activities of these terrorist organisations.
So far, investigations have revealed that the cadres of the banned outfits had been making extortion calls to the people in Imphal and the Valley areas to raise funds for their organisations.
"These cadres shared bank account details of their associates with the victims and instructed them to deposit the extortion money in the same," read the statement.
Moreover, investigations to nab others involved in the case are still underway.