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Guwahati, June 29: The NIA on Monday arrested a self-styled regiol commander of NSCN-K who masterminded the June 4 ambush on an Indian Army convoy in Manipur, killing eighteen personnel.
According to the NIA, Khumlo Abi Al alias Ambision Koko was arrested from Chandel district of Manipur.
"The accused Khumlo Abi was initially arrested by Manipur Police on June 11. Today (Monday), the NIA arrested him and produced him in the court of the Special NIA judge in Imphal. The judge sent him to nine days NIA custody till July 7," said an NIA official.
The NIA said investigation into the attack revealed that Khumlo Abi Al alias Ambison was a "senior functiory of the outfit and he was extensively involved in the conspiracy to attack the army personnel".
The militant was in touch with the other attackers "before and after the attack" on June 4, it said.
The NSCN-K had ambushed the army convoy in association with Kanglei Yawol Kan Lup (KYKL) and the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).