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Manipur terrorist held in Raxaul

A member of a Manipur-based terrorist organisation was arrested in Raxaul on the India-Nepal border.

He was subsequently produced before a special CBI court in Patna on Thursday.

W. Jayanta Singh alias Dilip alias Ingobi was allegedly involved in the murder of a Manipur University teacher, Islamuddin, in 2009.

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the CBI carried out raids on his hideout at Raxaul on February 19 and took Jayanta into custody. He was brought to Patna from Raxaul, around 210km north of the state capital, under tight security.

The CBI court headed by Khyati Singh allowed the sleuths of the investigating agency to take him on transit remand to Manipur. Sources said Jayanta was associated with the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and a banned organisation —Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup.

Jayanta, a resident of Wangoi Laiphrakpam Mayai Leikai, was involved in a series of attacks carried out by the organisation. An investigating officer told the court that Jayanta’s name also figured in the killing of then dean of Manipur University, Islamuddin.

Initially, a case was lodged with Singjamei police station in connection with the murder of the dean but the case was later handed over to the CBI, which registered a case under sections 302 (murder), 120 (B) (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 18 and 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The CBI had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for the arrest of Jayanta, who was absconding after the incident.