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CBI Charges 7 in Manipur Armoury Heist Case

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According to officials on Sunday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against seven accused in relation to the theft of weapons and ammunition from the Bishnupur police armory during the ethnic violence in Manipur last year.
In Kamrup (Metro), Assam’s Guwahati, the CBI recently submitted its charge sheet to the chief judicial magistrate’s court.

Laishram Prem Singh, Khumukcham Dhiren alias Thapkpa, Moirangthem Anand Singh, Athokpam Kajit alias Kishorjit, Loukrakpam Michael Mangangcha alias Michael, Konthoujam Romojit Meitei alias Romojit, and Keisham Johnson alias Johnson are the accused listed in the charge sheet.

On August 3 last year, a mob looted more than 300 weapons, 19,800 rounds of ammunition and other accessories from two rooms of the 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion headquarters at Naranseina in Bishnupur.

A crowd had gathered there to march towards Churachandpur where tribals were planning to carry out a mass burial of their people killed in the ethnic clashes that broke out in Manipur on May 3 last year.

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