Guwahati: The National Investigation Agency has arrested one more accused in a case connected with the recovery of explosives at Tipa in Mizoram’s Siaha district, the official said.
The arrested accused has been identified as Lalringsanga (54), a resident of Aizawl, the official said on Tuesday.
The case pertains to the recovery of 2,421 kilogram of explosives, 1000 detonators, and 4500 metres of detonating fuse, Indian currency of Rs 73,500, and Myanmar Currency of 9,35,500 Kyat from a vehicle. Earlier, the three men identified as Sangkima (Myanmar national), MC Lallungrualpuia, and Lalthengliana, were arrested.
As per officials, the case was re-registered with it on March 21 this year after two months of its registration with the Tipa Police Station on January 21 this year under Section 5 of the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 and Section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946.
During the investigation it was revealed that the arrested accused Lalringsanga was the linkman for procuring explosive items from Aizawl and supplying them to his Myanmar counterparts, officials added.
The official further added that the consignment was meant for the Mynamar-based outfit, suspected to be Chin National Front (CNF), which was accumulating arms and ammunition to resist the Myanmar government.
Further investigations into the matter is underway.