Centre orders NIA probe in Manipur ambush


Manipur: The Central government has handed over the probe into the Manipur ambush, which led to the death of 18 army personnel and injured 11 others, to the National Investigation Agency. The ambush, which was one of the most deadly attacks in the region in recent years, occurred at around 8.30 am on Thursday when the army’s convoy reached a place between Paralong and Charong villages.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Thursday condemned the attacks in a Twitter post saying, “Today’s mindless attack in Manipur is very distressing. I bow to each and every soldier who has sacrificed his life for the Nation.” President Pranab Mukherjee also condemned the attack and offered his profound condolences to the grieving families of the soldiers.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured that the those behind the attacks would be brought to book.