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Incidents and Statments People’s Liberation Army: 2000-2012

2012

  • December 18: The CPI-Maoist had been procuring Chinese arms and communication equipment from PLA via Myanmar and routing it to Kolkata through Guwahati between 2006 and 2011, a supplementary chargesheet filed by the NIA in the CPI-Maoist-PLA nexus case has revealed. The charge-sheet has been filed against Maoist leaders Pallab Borborah, Indranil Chanda and PLA's External Affairs Chief Asem Ibotombi Singh alias Angou, who were all arrested in 2012 from Assam, Kolkata and Odisha, respectively. According to the charge-sheet, all the communication equipment recovered from the Maoists have made-in-China marks, while arms recovered from PLA members too belonged to Chinese brands. The accused are alleged have played a significant role in training of Maoists by PLA in Jharkhand's Saranda forests apart from procurement of arms and communication equipment.

  • December 9: Two BSF personnel sustained injuries when a car fitted bomb exploded at Koubru Leikha along National Highway-2 under Sapermaina Police Station in Senapati District. The spot where the bomb blast occurred is located at about 25 kilometres from Imphal. The injured personnel have been identified as constables T Anand Raj of Tamil Nadu and Abdul Rajaq of West Bengal. Two suspects have been detained for interrogation in connection with the incident. The Press Information Bureau (Defence Wing) in a statement claimed that two PLA cadres involved in the blast have been arrested. The two persons have been identified as T Suranjoy Singh and T Somendro Singh of Imphal East.

  • November 29: SFs arrested three militants of PLA from Mongsanggei near TS Paul College Gate in Imphal West District. The arrested militants were identified as Salam Singhajit alias Tamotombi Singh (33), Laishram Sunil Singh (27) and Naorem Nitinkumar alias Maipak alias Mangal (37).

  • November 25: SFs arrested one militant of the PLA identified as Devendra Thongbra (53). A sum of INR 250,000 lakh was recovered from him.

  • November 6: RPF compared NIA to a newborn baby. This was in a reaction to news reports about Central Government asking NIA to crack down on RPF. The report quoting official source said, that the Union Home Ministry vide order number F. No 8/38/2009-NE-I (IS.IV) had entrusted NIA with the task of busting the well-organised network of RPF in Manipur and beyond.

  • A team of East commandos arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Seilal Khongsai. One pistol and explosive material with detonators were seized from his possession.

  • November 5: Dead body of a one Hijam Babu, identified later to be that of the Imphal East 'secretary' of the PLA, was found from Ukhrul District. Locals say that Hijam Babu was arrested from his locality on November 2 by Imphal East Police commandos. His dead body was recovered from near Lunghar village about 25 kilometers northeast of Ukhrul Police Station along the Jessami road.

  • November 2: Security Forces arrested one-woman activist of PLA in Wangoo Sabal area in Bishnupur District.

  • October 24: On the United Nations Day, the RPF, the political wing of PLA has called upon all the people of Manipur to unmask the alleged double-standard policy of the Government of India, and at the same time put forward Manipur's stance for self-determination.

  • SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as Kshetrimayum David Singh alias Ranjan from Sawombung Bazar near waiting shed in Imphal East District. One .9 mm Pistol loaded with four live rounds in the magazine was recovered from his possession.

  • October 21: In line with its earlier ultimatum to release all outsiders staying on rent in the State by December 31, the CorCom (Coordination Committee of seven militant outfits) has published a booklet listing the houses and areas where rooms/houses have been put out on rent to outsiders.

  • October 19: SFs arrested one suspected PLA cadre, identified as Taorem Priyobrata alias Clington from Patsoi area in Imphal West District.

  • One 'finance secretary' of PLA identified as Nongthombam Amit Meitei alias Ayangba, Imphal division was also arrested by Red Shield Division when he had gone to Ningthoukhong market for extortion activities.

  • October 16: Imphal East District Police also arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Loureembam Robinson Singh alias Benin alias Sanatomba, from Wangkhei near Eden English School, who has involved in various extortion activities and transportation of arms from place to place. The Police recovered one scooter with one demand note signed by one Santomba Meitei from him.

  • The RPF, the political wing of PLA has claimed to trigger an IED explosion at Khordak under Imphal West District on October 15 in which one Assam Rifle was injured.

  • October 14: The 18 hour general strike called by the CorCom, Coordination Committee of seven militant groups, against the 'annexation' of Manipur by India on October 15, 1949 started at 12 midnight.

  • October 10: Denouncing the October 15, 1949 'Merger Agreement' which marked the inclusion of then independent Manipur as an entity of India, the CorCom, coordination committee of seven militant groups, has declared that an 18 hour general strike would be observed from October 14 midnight throughout Manipur. A CorCom statement issued on October 10 by its Media Coordinator H Poirei stated that October 15 will also be observed as 'National Black Day' and urged all concerned to cease all form of entertainment, sports, commercial or institutional activities during the strike period.

  • October 8: PLA has launched another IED attack on AR personnel at around 6.30 am on October 8 at Khumbong-Moidangpok junction near Leirembi Lampak in Imphal West. A Police source said a high intensity explosive was triggered just when a convoy team of 28 AR stationed at 9 Sector Headquarters at New Keithelmanbi crossed the area in the morning.

  • SFs arrested two PLA cadres including a woman along with explosives during a search operation at Thoubal Bazar.

  • October 5: SFs arrested two PLA cadres from a place near Naukhong Wakchinglok under Thoubal District. The arrested militants were identified as Laolinmol Vaiphei alias Momoi alias Moi and Mangleanlal Vaiphei.

  • October 3: The RPF has denied any relationship between the outfit and two individuals reportedly arrested by Security Force personnel from Andro Khunou Torongthel area (September 28) and near Emoinu English School, Jiribam (Sept 30). Neither Phanjoubam Lalita Devi nor Usham Dilipkumar have no relationship whatsoever with the RPF or its armed wing PLA, clarified RPF's Department of Publicity chief Taohangsu Heiremcha.

  • September 28: Atom Bungo alias Lanmei who was reportedly arrested from Pheidinga Keithel on September 26 is not a cadre of the PLA, said a statement of the outfit. The statement said that the said man had been dismissed from the party on June 13, 2008 following his personal health problem.

  • September 27: SFs arrested a PLA woman cadre, identified as Phanjoubam Ongbi Lalita Devi, at Andro Khunou Torongthel area. A Police source said that the woman cadre works under the command of one Sharat alias Peacock Sharat of Andro Lupaochum Village. She has been actively involved in passing information about the movement of SFs to the outfit. One mobile handset was recovered from her possession.

  • September 26:A total of 114 militants belonging to different outfits surrendered with arms before Chief Minister O Ibobi and other dignitaries at the headquarters of Inspector General, Assam Rifles (South) at Mantripukhri in Imphal East.

  • SFs arrested a PLA militant, identified as 'Lance Corporal' Atom Bungo alias Lammei (33), during a search operation at Pheidinga Bazar.

  • September 25: The 34th foundation day of the PLA was celebrated at the outfit's general headquarters, tactical command, strategic command as well as unit, department and station bases, said a statement issued by RPF's publicity secretary T Leisemba.

  • RPF, Irengbam Chaoren has stated that, no negotiated agreement under the Indian constitution could settle the sovereignty issues of the region. In a message on the occasion of the 34th Foundation Day on September 25 of the PLA, the armed wing of the outfit, the RPF leader has asked all groups involved in the present peace process to come back and once again join the struggle against colonial rule.

    He further asserted that the agreement signed on July 19, 2010 by India with JOGPL, headquartered at Netherlands and based at Noida for extraction of oil from Manipur without knowledge of the people is continuation of India's coercive rule.

    A press release issued by the RPF-political wing of PLA Secretary Publicity, T Leisemba had claimed that the Indian regime in cahoots with the State Government has made all preparations to stage another surrender drama in the next couple of days. They alleged that the Indian military, particularly Assam Rifles have been working through their agents to mobilise former revolutionary cadres who have retired to civilian life due to health condition or other compelling factors as well as militant cadres out on bail. Those who refuse to take part in the surrender drama are being threatened saying that they would be killed any time.

  • September 24: Discovering the presence of militants in Nungaipokpi area of Imphal East District, SFs launched operation in the area and arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Skanta alias Mutum Singh.

  • September 23: IED explosions continue in the State as a powerful remote controlled IED was triggered off at Khuningthek Canal under Yairipok Police Station of Imphal East. However, there were no casualties during the explosion.

  • Before the blast, a combined team of the Security Forces conducted a cordon and search operation from the area in the early morning in which three PLA cadres were arrested during the combing operation along with the outfit's flag. The arrested persons were identified as Sharungbam Thoiba Meitei, Mutum Shanta Singh and Yumkhaibam Chaothoi Singh.

    The RPF, the political wing of PLA has claimed its hand in the explosion. According to a statement issued by the publicity chief of the outfit, Taohangsu Heiremcha, the explosion was carried out by a team of special warfare group of PLA, the armed wing of RPF. The outfit however clarified that the blast was planted to attack the Central forces not State forces.

  • September 15: The Manipur based PLA has given bomb assembling and handling training to the cadres belonging to Assam based ULFA-ATF led by Paresh Baruah, with an aim to strengthen the outfit's military power after its former 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa and his faction parted ways to hold peace talks with the Centre.

  • September 14: Continuing with the recent spree of bomb attacks targeting military personnel, another bomb exploded at Heirok Part II, Ningthoujam Leikai (Thoubal District) near the residence of Education Minister Moirangthem Okendro at about 4.20 pm, injuring BSF personnel. The RPF, the political wing of PLA has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack.

  • September 13: PLA militants attacked the Imphal office of RAW with an IED. However, there were no reports of any injuries. The RAW office is in a high security area right next to Lamphel Police Station in Imphal West District. 'Publicity secretary' of the RPF ,the political front of PLA, T. Leisemba, issued a statement that claimed the attack was to demonstrate that the party was closely monitoring activities of the agency in the State.

  • SFs arrested 'Lieutenant' identified as Salam Bikram Singh of PLA, one of the cadres involved in IED blast carried out at Kumbi against the SFs on September 9.

  • September 10: The Red Shield Division has clarified that one JCO of Assam Rifles died while another eight suffered minor injuries in the IED blast triggered by PLA at Moirang Kampu. A press release issued by them rebutted the claim of PLA that four personnel were killed.

  • September 9: PLA claimed responsibility for the bomb attack at Moirang-Kumbi road, the RPF, the political wing of PLA speculated that four Indian military personnel were expected to have been killed while many others sustained grievous injuries. Claiming that the bomb was a very powerful explosive, the outfit asserted that the death toll is expected to rise in the next couple of days.

  • September 6: United Front formed by northeastern militants in Myanmar and resurgence of their activities in Bangladesh was on the agenda of a three-day annual DGP Conference that began in New Delhi.

  • September 5: Giving the ultimatum to all outsiders to leave Manipur as well to check the influx of migrants, the CorCom, the umbrella body of seven militant outfits has laid down that no one should rent out dwelling places to outsiders, hire the service of migrant workers and engage them in business transactions.

  • September 4: Recovery of sophisticated M16 rifles, the primary weapon of U.S. armed forces, and other modern arms and ammunition from Maoists in Jharkhand a few days back has set the alarm bells ringing in the MHA as it indicates the opening of "the northeast arms supply route" to left-wing extremists. Stating that soon a full-fledged inquiry would be initiated by the NIA into the inter-State nexus, and the international links, a senior MHA official said there were reports of Maoists approaching the Manipur-based PLA for sourcing sophisticated arms and ammunition to take on the security forces that have been acquiring modern arms themselves.

  • September 3: A top cadre of the Manipur based PLA identified as one 'lieutenant' Athokpam Surchandra alias Ningthou was arrested by a team of the BSF from Shillong in East Khasi Hills District.

  • September 1: SFs arrested a person identifying as Lourembam Tomba Singh of Keinou Thongkha involved in extortion on behalf of PLA. Later, he was handed over to Bishnupur Police.

  • August 30: SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as 'Captain' Sarangthem Jayenta alias Vicky from Guwahati Airport.

  • August 17: The coordination committee of 7 Manipur based insurgent groups (CorCom) has declared that the people of Manipur are not Indians, were never Indians and will never be Indians. Taking strong exception to an editorial comment of a local daily lamenting the lack of public participation in Independence Day celebrations in the state the Corcom statement accused the daily of trying to be a mouthpiece of the colonial masters.

  • August 16: CorCom of seven militant outfits has claimed its hand in the series of bomb explosions which rocked the State on August 15 where two people were injured. According to a statement of the CorCom, the four explosions at near the Thoubal Mela ground (7:30am), Sagolband Salam Leikai (9 am), Telipati along the Imphal River (9:30am) and Mahabali village (10:30am) are part of its general strike in boycott of the Indian Independence.

  • August 13: The CorCom of seven valley based militant groups have condemned the bomb attack allegedly carried out by a KYKL-MDF at the residence of AMWJU president A Mobi at about 8.30pm of August 11.

  • August 12: SFs arrested a PLA militant identified as Wahengbam Malemnganba Luwang (31), from Trongloubi area of Bishnupur District. SFs recovered one .9 mm pistol along with a magazine containing three live rounds.

  • August 11: Major militant formations operating in the Northeast called for a general strike on August 15 to boycott Independence Day celebration. However, during the strike, essential services, emergency measures, media and religious activities will be exempted. The militant formations that has called for a general strike, include CorCom of seven rebel organizations HNLC, KLO, NDFB, NLFT and ULFA-ATF.

  • August 10: CorCom, the conglomerate body of seven militant outfits namely KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, RPF, UNLF and UPPK, has saluted the martyrs of the Anglo-Manipur War, 1891 on the occasion of Patriots Day (August 13).

  • August 6: SFs arrested one militant of PLA, Lairenjam Basanta Singh (47), from Konjeng Leikai near YDO Ground in Imphal West District. SFs recovered one .9mm pistol with four live rounds and five rounds of AK ammunition from his possession.

  • August 2: RPF has claimed responsibility for the attack on Assam Rifles troops at Khoibu Centre, Chandel District in the afternoon of July 29. The attack was carried out by a special team of PLA's Tactical Command, said a press release issued by the outfit's Department of Publicity chief Taohangsu Heiremcha.

  • July 29: Three persons were injured in a fierce gunfight between the personnel of AR and suspected cadres of PLA at Khoibu Centre under Tengnoupal Police Station in Chandel District. Two AR personnel and one civilian sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight. A house was also reportedly destroyed by a lethod bomb.

  • Three persons including one civilian and AR jawans who were injured in an encounter with the PLA were identified but two women of the village where the encounter took place are still missing, said police source. The three persons were identified as L.Singh and RS. Singh of 24 AR posted at Tengnoupal, they were admitted at Leimakhong AR Hospital, and the civilian identified as Touthang Mocha Khoibu (50) of Bijang village, Chandel District, have been admitted at RIMS. The encounter occurred at Khoibu Centre under Tengnoupal Police Station in Chandel District.

  • July 5: Some movements of personnel of the Myanmar Army have been noticed in the areas where most of the militant groups of North East have their bases in the neighbouring country recently. However, no operation has yet been launched against the militants. The news report further states that intelligence inputs about attempts by the ULFA-ATF to strike before the Independence Day celebrations and the Police have been alerted to frustrate any such attempt. Sources revealed that the militants, who are now in Assam, have been directed to indulge in acts of violence, but their movements have been curbed due to operations by police and security forces in upper Assam Districts.

  • Myanmar has agreed to ask the NSCN-K to reduce strength of the Meitei militants to one-third of their current strength. This could be seen as a move to moderate Myanmar's failure to push out Manipur-based insurgents out of the country. The agreement was reached at a meeting of Union ministry of home affairs officials with a nine-member Myanmar delegation in Kolkata (West Bengal) on June 26 and 27. Another commitment of this decision was made to Indian officials in Myanmar on July 4, the source added.

  • June 22: SFs arrested two cadres of PLA identified as Khagembam Manglem alias Sunny Singh and Kakchingtabam Ibechoubi Devi from near the entrance of Southern Ema Keithel No. 3 in Imphal West District. Two mobile handsets along with a sum of INR 6,800 were seized from their possession.

  • SFs arrested one KCP and one PLA cadre in Khangabok Part-II & III respectively in Thoubal District. They have been identified as Laishram Shyam Kishore Singh of Khangabok Part II and Khundrakpam Shyam alias Kanhai (37) of Khangabok Part III. Two 7.65 mm pistols with magazines and three live rounds were recovered from them.

  • June 19: SFs arrested one alleged cadre of the PLA from Aishi in Ukhrul District identified as 'lance corporal' Bule Khetrimajum alias Lanpangba son of Modhu Singh of Ramnagar, Srimangal District, Dhaka, Bangladesh. One .9mm pistol was recovered from his possession.

  • June 18: Lumpingning Kabui alias Boy alias John who was reportedly arrested on June 16 at Khurai Popular School during an operation, is not related with PLA, the proscribed outfit clarified. In a statement the outfit said, Lumpingning Kabui was a former PLA 'lance corporal' but he left the office of the Secretary Minority Affairs without taking prior permission from the concerned authority since January 31, 2012.

  • June 16: SFs also arrested one PLA cadre identified as Lumpingning Kabui alias boy alias John from Khurai Popular High School in Imphal East District. On verification, he disclosed that he joined PLA organization in the year 2007 through one Ricky of Lamsang and trained at Myanmar.

  • May 30: NIA obtained seven-day custody of 'external affairs wing chief', Asem Ibotombi Singh alias Angou of Manipur based PLA for interrogation. Singh was arrested in Odisha on May 28.

  • May 29: Myanmar Government has ordered Manipur-based militant outfits to shut their camps and training facilities and leave its soil by 10th of June. Home Ministry official sources said in New Delhi that the Myanmar Army's order was issued on 24 May. There are 12 to 15 camps of Manipur based insurgent groups like PLA and PREPAK across the Indo-Myanmar border where more than 2,000 armed cadres are taking shelter. The militants often come to Manipur to carry out subversive activities and leave the State to escape action by security agencies.

  • SFs arrested one Ngangom Jiten alias Abung, a PLA suspect, from Kangvai Bazaar in Churachandpur District. Police said Jiten was handed over to Moirang Police Station on May 30.

  • May 25: Flatly rejecting the claim that 'Colonel' Lily Leima and 'Captain' Memma were arrested by BSF from Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, the RPF, the political wing of PLA has asserted that they have nothing to do with RPF/PLA. Saying that the two women were petty traders struggling for their livelihood, the outfit's Department of Publicity Chief Taohangsu Heiremcha further clarified there are no two Lily Leima's in RPF and the only Lily Leima is still with the outfit.

  • May 24: Laiman Chandra Rani alias Ibecha Devi, one of the three female cadres of Manipur-based militant outfits arrested from Dawki while they were trying to infiltrate into India from Bangladesh, belong to KYKL. Two children, Ibngo (7) and Shamila (4) who were accompanying the three cadres were also detained by the BSF. The cadres have confessed that they were returning from their camp based at Khonagaon, Bangladesh and were headed to Manipur. Earlier it was reported that one top PLA leader has been arrested along with her two accomplices.

  • May 23: A top PLA leader identified as 'Colonel' Lily Leima has been arrested along with two accomplices by the BSF while trying to cross over the border from Bangladesh to India, according to reliable sources in Imphal (Manipur). The other accomplices have been identified as LT Ibecha and one Mema, the sources add. Sources said, Lily Leima was earlier handling the publicity wing of the RPF, the political wing of PLA.

  • May 21: The NIA has filed charge sheet in a NIA special court in Guwahati against the three PLA militants for imparting training and supplying arms and ammunition the Maoists. The three PLA leaders against whom charge sheet was filed are PLA 'chief of external affairs department', N Dilip Singh alias Wangba, Senjam Dhiren Singh and Raghu and K Arnold Singh.

  • SFs arrested a top cadre of PLA identified as Munan alias Saddam Hussain (22) at Lamlong Keithel of Jiribam in Imphal East District along with one .9mm pistol and 2 live rounds.

  • May 16: RPF 'clarified' that Khumbongmayum Nando alias Narayan (36, who was arrested by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police Commandos from Nongada Thongkhong on May 13 has no relation, whatsoever with the RPF or its armed wing PLA.

  • May 13: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as 'corporal' Khumbongmayum Nando alias Naryan in Nongda Thongkhong.

  • May 2: Terming the home coming ceremony as a 'forceful surrender of militants' staged by the O. Ibobi led Government, the UNLF, RPF, the political wing of PLA and PREPAK dismissed the surrender ceremony held at the Mantripukhri on April 30 where 103 militants belonging to different outfit reportedly surrendered.

  • May 1: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as 'lieutenant' Raj Kumar Moirengthem alias Gojen, from Kakching Wairi Leisangthem Pareng in Thoubal District. One .9mm pistol along with magazine and three 9mm live rounds was recovered from him.

  • April 30: 103 cadres belonging to several militant outfits operating in the State and its neighboring areas surrendered before the Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh during a ceremony at Mantripukhri in Imphal West District along with their weapons. The militants who surrendered include 22 cadres of the UNLF, 20 of PULF, nine of KYKL, 14 of PREPAK, eight of KNLF, 10 of KCP, nine of PLA, four of UNPC, two of NSCN-IM, one each of NSCN-K, UPPK and KRPA and two KRF.

  • Rahul, a class seven student of Don Bosco, Chingmeirong who was allegedly abducted by a KCP on April 21 was released at Chandel District.

  • April 23: The RPF said that Madan Singh and S Brajakumar who were arrested on April 19 from Singjamei Super Market do not belong to its armed wing PLA.

  • April 21: SFs arrested a cadre of the PLA, identified as Meisnam Korouhanba Luwang alias Korou, from Keishamthong Bridge. He disclosed that he is working under one Hussain of PLA since the last five months and he had extorted money from various Government departments as well as businessmen and transferred the same to Hussain of PLA for party fund. One mobile handset and INR 90,000 were seized from his possession.

  • April 19: Security agencies believe tha the CPI-Maoist is making inroads into the North-East to gain access to the arms market in the neighbouring Yunan province of China and not with the aim of expanding their base. A MHA document says Maoists are working in close association with the PLA of Manipur, which also has a base in Myanmar. "The Maoists have been found carrying Chinese-made arms, but we do not know yet whether they procured the weapons directly from China or were supplied arms by north-eastern militant outfits," the source said.

  • SFs arrested two cadres of PLA, identified as Khangembam Madan Singh and Salam Brajakumar alias BK Singh, from Singjamei Super Market. Madan disclosed that he is working under the command of Suraj alias Manglem of PLA, for last three years and he is distributing family maintenance money and their frontal organization monthly expenditure. He further confessed that he is working as secretary of 38 clubs Apunba Sangai Forum also disclosing that the Forum is the frontal organization of PLA and working under its guidance. One mobile handset and a sum of INR 11,000 were seized from him.

  • April 18: A gun battle broke out between troops of Assam Rifles and cadres of PLA, armed wing of RPF, at Zou Khunou village of Singhat Sub-Division, Churachandpur District. The encounter that lasted for 15-20 minutes occurred at around 11.30am when the militants attacked the Army patrol party firing uninterrupted gunshots. No casualties were reported in both the incidents. The PLA, however, claimed three troopers might have been killed or injured in the gun fight.

  • April 17: Arnold alias Bekkon, 'captain' of PLA was sent to Guwahati Central Jail (Assam). Arnold was arrested by NIA on April 2, 2012, from Siliguri in West Bengal and had been under the custody of the investigating agency since then. However, PLA had claimed that Arnold was a deserter.

  • April 10: A woman identified as Takhelambam Rajeshwari Devi who is also the President of All Manipur Meira Paibi (torch-bearer) Association was arrested by a team of Imphal West commandos from Lamshang areain Imphal west District. She was said to have disclosed that she was sent to Kangchup/Lamshang area to mobilise the public for offering floral tribute to the deceased PLA cadres at Cheiraoching on April 13 under the direction of one 'Sergeant' Tesu of PLA.

  • SFs arrested a cadre of PLA, identified as Heikrujam Joychandra Singh from Pheidinga Bridge in Imphal west District. He disclosed that he was a cadre of the KCP-MC before he defected to the PLA. He is also said to have disclosed that he is working in the 'finance section' of the PLA.

    SFs arrested three PLA cadres from Meitei Lamkhai in Imphal West District. The arrested cadres have been identified as Moirangthem Helendro, Khundrakpam Sanjit and Yumkhaibam Rishikanta. The trio disclosed that they were working under one Biken of PLA from the first week of March 2012. They were assigned to extort money from the offices of Imphal Municipal Council (IMC), Education Directorate, etc for party fund as instructed by Biken. Three mobile phone handsets and three voters' identity cards were recovered and seized from their possession.

  • April 9: Imphal West District commandos arrested one female cadre of PLA from her residence in the District on April 9. Identifying the arrested woman as RK Landhoni Devi (57), the SP said, Landhoni disclosed of working under one 'Lieutenant' Kanan Devi, a women wing 'commander' of PLA for the last one year. Two mobile handsets and INR 20,000 have reportedly been recovered from her possession.

  • April 8: SFs arrested a cadre of PLA, identified as 'sergeant' Wahengbam dorendra, at Ningthangbam under Jiribam Police station in Imphal East District on April 8. One pistol and two live rounds were recovered from the house of the cadre.

  • April 7: NIA special court based in Guwahati remanded arrested PLA militant, identified as Arnold Singh alias Bekon, in the NIA's custody for 10 days. Singh was arrested from Siliguri in West Bengal on April 2. Arnold Singh is also a member of the PLA's 'external affairs' wing. Singh was the leader of a four-member team that imparted arms training to Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) guerrillas in Saranda forest in Jharkhand from September 11 to November 20 in 2010.

  • April 3: SFs arrested one militant each of the PLA and UNLF from Keinou village area of Bishnupur District. While the PLA militant was identified as 'Lance Corporal' Premjit alias Zauglem, the UNLF militant was identified as as 'Lance Corporal' Soibam Inatombi alias Saranacha.

  • April 2: NIA arrested a 'captain' of PLA, identified as Beckon alias Arnold from Siliguri in West Bengal. According to a source, he is related with the supply of arms for the outfit.

  • March 28: SFs arrested a suspected linkman of PLA, identified as Ibota Singh (41), from the Borbill village in the Lakhipur Sub-Division of Cachar District in Assam.

  • March 26: SFs arrested two PLA cadres, identified as Raghu Singh alias Ingouba and Mayana Lembam Ibomcha Singh, from Leingongpokpi in Imphal East District.

  • March 25: SFs arrested one alleged PLA cadre, identified as 'captain' Ibocha Singh alias Khamba, from Ward No 7 in the Moreh town of Chandel District. One M-20 pistol with five live rounds was recovered from him.

  • March 8: NIA has taken custody of a 'captain' belonging to the PLA, identified as Dhiren Singh, to interrogate him about the PLA links with CPI-Maoist. Special Task Force of Kolkata Police had arrested Singh on February 4.

  • February 27: SFs arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Leiphrakpam Gopen alias Roshan alias Khangba, in the area of Singda Bazaar in Imphal West District. He revealed that he is working with PLA since 2008 under '2nd Lieutenant' Ajit of Jiribam. One .9mm Pistol, three live rounds and one magazine were recovered from the cadre.

  • The militant shot dead in the encounter in Canchipur area of Imphal West District on February 26 has been identified as one S. Nobin alias Naocha. Earlier he was arrested by Police and sent to jail for being a PLA cadre before he was released just about two months back.

  • February 26: SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as Hidangmayum Jayenta alias Eton Sharma from Wangu Terakhong area in Bishnupur District on February 26. He was actively involved in recruitment, tax collection and extortion for the outfit from Wangu area

  • February 25: The RPF, the political wing of PLA opposed the construction of Tipaimukh dam, saying it would not benefit the people of Manipur. Irengbam Chaoren, president of RPF, in his message to the people of Manipur on the occasion of the outfit's Independence Demand Day, said, "There is no point in reminding about suffering and losses caused by Loktak (power) project. The same thing will happen with Tipaimukh project." The RPF also expressed concern over large-scale influx of non-Manipuris, which has "affected the demography" of the region. Chaoren described formation of coordination committee (CorCom) by seven militant groups of Manipur a "landmark" and said it would continue its struggle with other groups in Manipur and neighbouring states for a common goal. The CorCom was formed recently and it banned the ruling Congress party from contesting in the January 28 State Assembly election.

  • February 23: SFs arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Asem Thoiba, from Kakwa bazaar in Imphal West District. Police seized one IED along with an electronic detonator, three Chinese hand grenades and a car from him.

  • February 22: One Khangenbam Ranjit who was from Wangjing in Bishnupur District clarified that Ranjit was not related with the RPF and its armed wing PLA in any manner, informed a statement issued by chief department of publicity of the outfit, Taohangsu Heiremcha. It further said that Army's information regarding the arrested person's involvement in the activities of the group is baseless.

  • February 19: SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as Khangembam Ranjit at Wangjing in Bishnupur District. Five CDs and one mobile handset and INR 14, 215 were seized from him.

  • February 16: RPF has clarified that Naobi, who surrendered on February 15 as a PLA cadre has no connection with it or its armed outfit, the PLA.

  • SFs arrested PLA 'finance wing chief' Kamjam Sarat Mongung (57) from a rented house at Usha Bazaar on the outskirts of Agartala in West District. SFs recovered some secret documents of PLA and mobile phone sets from him.

  • February 15: Six cadres belonging to three different outfits surrendered with arms at a ceremony held at 116th battalion in Ningthoukhong of Bishnupur District. The surrendered militants are 'lance corporal' Solendro alias Inaoton, Amarjit alias Mangaljao, Thangcha alias Lupheng, 'corporal' Tungdim Jangam alias Mangboi Zou, all belonging to UNLF, and L Naobi of PLA and Hamish, 'publicity secretary' of PULF. The cadres surrendered five pistols and one carbine along with assorted ammunition.

  • February 14: SFs arrested two PLA cadres, 'lance corporals' Elangbam Surchandra alias Khanganba Singh, and Ngangom Premkumar alias Lemba, from Nilakuthi area in Imphal East District. Two mobile phones and live rounds of ammos were recovered from their possession. Surchandra joined the outfit in 2008 and trained in Myanmar while Premkumar joined in 2007. Both of them were working under the command of '2nd Lieutenant' Jayanta.

  • Following the interrogation of Surchandra, two more cadres of the same outfit, Maibam Dhanabir, and 'sergeant' Sanjenbam Sunita alias Lemchang Chanu, were arrested from Paona Bazar and Uripok Tourangbam Leikai respectively in Imphal West District. A mobile phone, four press release notes, two diaries and three M-16 live ammos and a hand bag were recovered from them. On verification, Dhanabir and Sunita allegedly confessed that they were involved in carrying out attacks on Congress candidates and workers and extortions.

    The PLA has refuted any connection whatsoever between the party and Seram Renubala and Keisham Ibeyaima who were arrested on the charge of being PLA activists on February 11.

  • February 13: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as 'lieutenant' Kharibam Rohindro alias Mangoljao alias Wangamba, from Singjamei Bazar in Imphal West District. The arrestee joined PLA in the month of June, 1996 and got basic training at Myanmar border.

  • February 11: SFs arrest of two women OGWs of the PLA, identified as Keisham Ibeyaima Devi and Thokchom Seran Renubala, from Kumbi Kangjeibung area in Bishnupur District. Both were working under the command of the outfit's 'Divisional Force Commander' Khelemba.

  • SFs arrested a PLA militant identified as M Romeo alias Rakesh in Jiribam in Imphal East.

  • February 4: The STF of Kolkata Police arrested a senior member of the RPF, the political wing of the Manipur-based PLA from the Maidan area in Kolkata, for his alleged links with the CPI-Maoist in West Bengal. Dhiren Singh alias Raghu alias Macha (37), was living in South Kolkata posing as a medical representative, an unnamed senior STF officer said. The Police recovered 30 rounds of live cartridges of 7.62 bore from him. "He was supplying arms and sophisticated communication sets to Maoists for the past two years," the officer said. "Dhiren is the self-styled captain of the PLA. He had been travelling across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh for the past three years, with Kolkata as his base, for fixing deals with the Maoists," an STF source said.

  • Four IEDs weighing 4.5 kilograms were recovered by SFs in a follow up action to the arrest of an OWG of the PLA. Gurumayum Khugamani Sharma alias Inao alias Nanao alias Bimol was arrested from Southern side of Palace Gate traffic point in Imphal East District. He confessed that working as an OWG of PLA since 2009. Police further revealed that the device was handed over to him by one Robertson of the PLA on January 14 for planting at various places to disrupt the Republic Day 2012 celebration as well as the conduct of 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly on January 28. The outfit planned to plant the devices in Imphal city area. However, the device was unable to plant because of tight security, the officer alleged.

  • February 1: SFs arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Chongtham Ingochouba Meitei alias Ngamba, from Wangkhei Thambalkhong near junior high school in Imphal East District. One .9mm pistol with three live rounds was recovered from his possession. On verification, he disclosed that he joined the organization in 2008 through Bocha and was involved in extortion and transportation of arms and ammunition.

  • January 31: The Assam Rifles has strongly refuted the RPF claim of an attack in Tengnoupal sub-division in Chandel District on January 28, inflicting heavy casualties on the side of the paramilitary. They stated that the report was an attempt by the outfit to save its face after combined SFs have ensured peaceful assembly elections despite the boycott calls and disruptive activities of the militants.

  • January 30: The RPF, the political wing of PLA, has claimed responsibility for the ambush on SFs at a place between Kharou and Narum village under Tengnoupal sub-division in Chandel District on January 28. The SFs who were returning after election duty from Saibol village sustained more than six casualties, claimed a press release issued by the outfit's department of publicity chief Taohangshu Heiremcha. It further declared that the outfit would attack SFs relentlessly.

  • In another press release, the outfit has denied any connection whatsoever with Dinesh Singh and M Tomba Singh who were reportedly arrested by SFs from Tuibong area in Churachandpur District on January 27.

  • January 27: SFs arrested two PLA cadres from Tuibong area in Churachandpur District.

  • January 24: On the eve of Republic Day celebration, two powerful bombs, suspected to be IEDs, exploded at Kakwa Bazar near Singjamei Police Station in Imphal West District. The first bomb went off at around 7pm just 100 meters away from the Police Station, injuring a vegetable vendor, indentified as one Laishram Ongbi Shanti Devi. The second blast took place after 10 minutes of the first explosion near Kakwa Community Hall. The PLA has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts at Kakwa Bazar as a part of its general shut down to thwart Republic Day celebration.

  • January 22: The SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Maibam Elomba Meitei alias Chalamba, at Kairak in Imphal East District.

  • January 21: Five PLA cadres including one woman cadre were arrested from different places in the District. A PLA woman cadre identified as Khunumayum Gambini alias Tombi was arrested from Keirao Bitra in the District. In another incident, four cadres of PLA were arrested from Keirao Lamkhai in the District. The arrested men have been identified as Soraisam Ibohanbi alias Tachou, Chingakham Pramanda alias Amuba, Laishram Mantosh and Loushangbam Ojitkumar Meitei. One money bag, five live rounds of M-16 rifle, two AK rifle ammunitions, and four mobile phone handsets were recovered from their possession.

  • January 8: The CorCom of seven valley based militant groups has claimed responsibility for the all the recent blasts and Jiribam INC office arson in Imphal East District. The CorCom comprises of the KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-P, RPF, UNLF and UPPK.

  • January 7: Police and the Assam Rifles arrested 12 militants and their supporters involved in attacks on Congress offices and the party leaders' houses and confiscated weapons in crackdowns mounted in view of militant threat to the party's candidates and its workers. The Police arrested 10 members and supporters of PREPAK-P from different places in Bishnupur and Imphal East Districts.

  • A joint team of Police and Assam Rifles continued crackdowns in three Assembly constituencies of Keishamthong, Singjamei and Thongju and arrested two cadres of the PLA from Thongju. Police recovered a lethod gun, five lethod shells, two 9mm pistols, one China-made hand grenade and a huge quantity of ammunition from them. One of the arrested cadres is self-styled 'second lieutenant' Athokpam Surchandra alias Ninthou alias Chaothoi who is working as "secretary" of the Greater Imphal area.

  • January 4: In a statement, the CorCom of seven militant groups said that contesting on INC tickets, campaigning and organizing rallies for the INC were banned. It said anyone defying the ban would be punished. The CorCom comprises of the KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-P, RPF, UNLF and UPPK. A spokesperson of CorCom claimed that it had masterminded a series of blasts across the place.

2011

  • December 29: SFs arrested one PLA militant, identified as Okram Sharatchandra (45), from Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal in the District.

  • SFs arrested another PLA militant, identified as Wahengbam Sunil (42) alias Devan, from New Checkon area in Imphal East District. Nine demand letters were recovered from him.

  • December 23: SFs arrested a PLA militant, identified as L Cpl Laishram Rohen alias Borlak alias Langamba (34), along with one .38 revolver and two live rounds.

  • December 22: SFs arrested a militant each of PLA and PREPAK, identified as Wahengbam Aoicha (29) alias Michael and W Inaoton (33) alias Leonardo respectively, from Hiyanglam Awang in Thoubal District.

  • SFs also arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Sagolshem Nandia (42), along with a point 32 magazine and four live rounds from Kodompokpi Mamang in Imphal West District.

  • December 19: SFs on arrested a PLA militant in the Heikakpoki area under Kakching Police Station in Thoubal District.

  • December 8: Ahead of the International Human Rights Day (December 10), the RPF, the political wing of PLA has called upon all the people of Manipur to understand their inherent rights. A statement issued by the outfit's 'publicity secretary' T Leisemba categorically stated that all the people of Manipur have the rights to snatch back their freedom which was allegedly forfeited by the Government of India.

  • December 5: NIA special court extended the custody of Dilip Singh alias N. Wangba 'chief of external affairs' of PLA by four days.

  • December 4: SFs arrested a cadre of the PLA, identified as Huidrom Salam Radhamani Devi alias Rubi, from the main gate of Manipur University in Imphal West District. She joined PLA in the year 1990 through one Angangcha and trained at Myanmar and working in Women Wing Department as assistant secretary. She was assigned to transport documents relating to PLA from one place to another.

  • November 27: SFs arrested one PLA militant, identified as Laimayum Mocha alias Jotin Sharma alias Kadi, from Changangei Airport Leirak, in Imphal West District. He disclosed that he joined PLA in the month of May 2011 through one Tamo of the outfit and is working under the command of Ibobi of the outfit.

  • November 26: SFs arrested one over ground worker of the RPF, the political wing of PLA, in Bishnupur District. The individual, identified as Thingbaijam Manglemba Singh, revealed his involvement in weapon dealings on behalf of the outfit for the last six years.

  • November 22: SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as Moirangthem ningol Phanjoubam ongbi Mahesh-wori Devi from Bishnupur District. A .9-mm pistol and a magazine with six live rounds have been recovered from her.

  • November 20: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Sarangthem Shayamchand Singh alias Sanahai, from Salungpham Mamang Leikai in Thoubal District. One .9mm pistol with magazine and one live round were recovered from him.

  • November 19: SFs arrested three militants belonging to PLA of Manipur from Dispur area in Guwahati. Police said that the trio was undergoing medical treatment at a private nursing home.

  • A PLA cadre, identified as Soraisham Shyam Singh alias Thonglen Meitei, was arrested from Lamlong Bazar in Imphal East District.

  • November 17: SFs busted a hideout of the Manipur based PLA at Tarapur Road and arrested three cadres in Silchar Town in Assam. The arrested militants include 'lieutenant' Ramesh Singh (35), a resident of Manipur's Imphal West District, Ibochouba Singh (23), of Jiribam Subdivision and Jiban Singh, the leader of the cell and an inhabitant of East Imphal District. SFs recovered a laptop, six mobile phones, six SIMs, a digital camera and INR 13,400.

  • November 15: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Wairak Amsan Sanaham Singh alias Nongbamba, from Khoirom in Thoubal District. One hand grenade was recovered from him.

  • October 26: SFs arrested one PLA Amon Ingocha Chumthang (42) from Wangu Tera in Thoubal District.

  • SFs arrested another PLA cadre Yamkhaibam Nanda Kishore Singh (27) from Andro Bazar.

  • October 2: SFs arrested a PLA militant, identified as "Director of Medical Affairs" of PLA 'Captain' A Senehal Singh alias Babu Singh alias Sunil from Birubari area of Guwahati City. SFs recovered a laptop and classified documents on him.

  • September 29: SFs arrested two Manipur-based PLA militants from Six- mile area of Guwahati city in Assam. The arrested PLA militants were identified as 'lieutenant' Kh. Punsi Singh, alias Ajit Singh and N. Noren Singh, and a member of PLA's medical wing. SFs recovered a hand grenade from Noren Singh and a laptop from Punsi Singh.

  • September 28: Following instruction from Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Inspector General of Police (Armed Police and Operation) Manipur, has asked SPs of all Districts to ensure that strict action be taken up against RPF/PLA militants, who try to distrub the implementation of Aadhar scheme Unique Identification (UID) in Manipur.

  • SFs arrested two women sympathizers of PLA, identified as Thouchom Lata alias Naobi Devi (34) and Sagolsem Benaobi alias Naobi alias Tamphatombi Devi (35), from Naoremthong Khulem leikai in Imphal East District.

  • September 24: With the arrest of three persons for allegedly being directly involved in the killing of two non-locals on September 17 and 18 in Imphal West District, Police linked the attack on non-locals to the PLA. The arrestees are identified as Wahengbam Haridev alias Don Singh (38), Nityaichandra and Nimaichand. Flags, festoons and posters of PLA were recovered from Wahengbam house meant for using at the Raising Day of the outfit on September 25.

  • September 23: The NIA has begun a probe into the "anti-national" activities of the PLA, which is believed to be aiding Maoists. PLA, the military wing of the RPF is allegedly providing training and weapons to the Left-wing extremists. The NIA has been entrusted by the Centre to investigate the larger conspiracy behind PLA's alleged plans to "destabilise India" with the help of Maoists and other like-minded militant groups of the Northeast. Official sources told The Telegraph that the NIA has also been asked to conduct a probe into PLA's nexus with China.

  • September 19: SFs arrested PLA militant, identified as Okram Manglemba alias Thoia Singh (32), in Imphal West District. He disclosed that he is working under one Khelemba of the PLA and was involved in the killing of a non Manipuri in November 2010.

  • Another PLA militant, identified as Wakambam Somikanta alias Sanajaoba alias Lambu alias Rambo (30), was arrested from Khuman Lampak in the same District. He disclosed that he is working under one Thoiba PLA since last three years and was involved in the transportation of arms which was used in the killing of one Mohan Shah on August 24, 2010 under the instruction of Thoiba.

  • September 16: SFs arrested two militants of the Manipur-based PLA. The arrested militants were identified as "colonel" Kahidom Tombi Singh and "lieutenant colonel" Thokchom Tolen Singh alias Kunje. SFs arrested Tombi Singh from a rented house at Joya Nagar in the Six-Mile area of Guwahati City while Tolen Singh was arrested from a rented house on Baikuntha Path, at Lachit Nagar in Guwahati. SFs recovered a laptop and mobile phones from the duo.

  • September 12: SFs arrested one PLA militant, identified as Chingakham Inao Meitei alias Tomba alias Sobhachandra (20), from Andro Kharam in Thoubal District.

  • September 11: In a boost for Indian security concerns, the Myanmar army launched a second offensive in Sagaing province against various Indian militant groups, including ULFA, who have their bases there.

  • Around 250 cadres of about 10 North-Eastern militant outfits, including ULFA-ATF, NSCN-K, PLA, PREPAK and UNLF, were present in camps at Sagaing in North Myanmar bordering India. Sources said the militant outfits have sent about 200 armed cadres as reinforcement to Myanmar.

  • September 8: SFs arrested two PLA militants, identified as Leitangthem Sanajaoba Meitei (23) and Thokchom Snajeet Singh (27), from Senjam Chirang Mamang. The arrestees disclosed that they were working under the command of Thoiba of Uripok and Premjit respectively since few months. Further, they revealed that they were assigned to serve demand letters to various Pradhans (village heads) and Tata truck owners and also extortion of money for party fund.

  • September 4: SFs on arrested one millitant identified as 'lieutenant' Sougrapam Ingousa alias Kangleicha belonging to the Manipur-based PLA from Birubari area of Guwahati city. SFs recovered four AK-47s, a pen drive, a mobile phone and several incriminating documents.

  • September 3: SFs arrested a 'lieutenant colonel' of PLA of Manipur, identified as Thoungjam Ibomcha (51) alias Bali alias Maibam Tomba Singh, was arrested from the Hengrabari area of Guwahati City. SFs recovered five mobile phones, a laptop, a hard disk, fake driving licenses of Thoubal District of Manipur and Wokha of Nagaland and a motor bike.

  • August 14: One PLA militant identified as Thokchom Biren Singh alias Ahan Biren (44) was arrested in the Ukhongsang in Imphal West District.

  • August 8: SFs arrested two women cadres of PLA, identified as Khumujam Premila alias Priya Devi (32), and Laikhuram Ningol Thounaojam ongbi Lakhiman alias Ashakiran Devi (36), from MG Avenue in Imphal West District.

  • August 7: SFs arrested one 'lieutenant corporal' of PLA, identified as Moirangthem Rajesh Singh alias Kangleiganba (24), at Bishnupur Bazar in the District. He joined the outfit in April 2008 and was trained at Myanmar.

  • In another incident, one female cadre of the PLA identified as 'lance corporal' Haobijam Sundari alias Victoria (26) was arrested from Ningthoukhong Awang Leikai. She had joined the outfit in March 2005 under one Rosan and had also been trained in Myanmanr.

  • July 28: SFs arrested one PLA militant, identified as 'Private' Mutum Dilip Kumar, from Yaripok in Thoubal District.

  • July 26: A PLA militant, identified as Leihouthbam Jouchandra Sharama alias Boy (38), was arrested and one mobile phone was recovered from him. He revealed that he joined RPF in the month of July 2010 through one Chaoba of Langmeidong and he is now working under the command of 'captain' Sharat alias Kaka of PLA presently staying at Guwahati and he was reportedly involved in extortion of money from general public, private firms and Government officials.

  • July 21: SFs arrested one PLA cadre identified as Wahenbam Malon Nganba alias Awangamba alias Henry (29). One .9 mm pistol with magazine, three live rounds and 27 lives rounds of AK-47 were recovered from his possession.

  • July 14: SFs arrested two militants in separate operations. In the first incident, SFs arrested a cadre of PLA identified Mayanglambam Ibomcha alias Nanao (22) at Serou Lamkhai in Thoubal District. On verification, he revealed that he is an active member of PLA and trained in the year 2007 at Myanmar. One .9mm pistol with magazine and 3 live ammunitions of 9mm were recovered from his possession.

  • June 30: SFs arrested one PLA cadre, identified as 'sergeant major' Loitongbam Sanotomba Singh alias Chinglensana, 30, from Shiv Colony Silchar Town.

  • June 29: SFs arrested two PLA militant, one of them identified as S Priyo Kumar (25), from Meirangbal of Thoubal District. One 9-mm Pistol along with magazine (Brazil made) and 10 live rounds of 9-mm ball were recovered from them.

  • June 28: A suspected PLA cadre identified as Laishram Lincoln alias Nicolson (40) was shot dead in a reported encounter with SFs at Naoremthong Khullem Leikai in Imphal West District. Some years back, Lincoln was arrested by SFs as a PLA cadre and imprisoned for some period. One .9 mm pistol and two Chinese hand grenades were recovered from his possession.

  • June 25: SFs arrested one PLA militant, identified as Khundrakpam Inaotomba Singh alias Naobi (33), from Kairang Maning Leikai in Imphal East District.

  • June 19: SFs arrested another PLA cadre identified as Longjam Sanahal alias Kuber Singh (29) from the Checkon crossing in Imphal East District who was reportedly involved in extortions and transportation of party arms and ammunitions from one place to another.

  • May 30: One PLA militant, identified as Ngangom Tomba Singh (46), was arrested by Security Forces from Bishnupur Bazar in Bishnupur District.

  • May 26: PLA militant, identified as Oinam Dhiren alias Ranjan alias Birjiti, was arrested by SFs from the Imphal West District. A mobile was recovered from his possession.

  • Ten militants belonging to different outfits surrendered before SFs in a formal surrender ceremony held at Inspector General Assam Rifles-South IGAR (S) complex, at Mantripukhri in Imphal West District. The 10 militants, who surrendered with arms and ammunition, include one each from the banned outfits UNLF, PLA, PREPAK, two KCP and five militants from UNPC. The arrestees were identified as Ningthemo alias Inao Khomjinba alias Kaijadaba surrendered one Lethode and one Lethode ammunition, Ningthoukhongjam Ibotomba alias Konthou (18) surrendered one M-16 with one magazine and 20 live rounds, Thangboi alias Roben alias Timothy (27) surrendered one Ak-56 with magazine and 30 live rounds, BL Arjun alias Sachingba (26) surrendered one AK-56 with one magazine and 30 live rounds, BL Sangak alias Sachui (19) surrendered one M-22 with one magazine and 30 live rounds, Samphangni alias Achan surrendered one AK-47 with one magazine and 15 live rounds, Ningreisem alias Thangrei surrendered one pistol with one magazine and five live rounds, Wisdom alias Sauthang surrendered one Radio set Kenwood, Sumarjit Meitei alias Apike surrendered one AK-47 with magazine and 10 live rounds and Angom Nanao alias Pishak surrendered one 9 mm pistol with 9 live rounds.

  • May 23: SFs arrested a militant of PLA at Lilong Arapti Singei Mayai Leikai in Thoubal District. The arrestee was identified as Chingsubam Ramananda Singh alias Pari (31). SFs recovered one 9mm pistol along with four live ammunitions, INR 6,500 in cash and one mobile hand set with a SIM card from the militant.

  • May 20: SFs claimed to have averted bomb explosion plans in connection with the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's visit to the Manipur on May 10, by arresting two cadres of PLA besides recovering various arms and ammunitions including 2.2 kilogram of explosives (Tri-Nitro-Toluene) in Kwakeithel area in Imphal West District few hours after the arrival of the Home Minister. The arrestees were identified as M Bheigya alias Chaoba (55) and P Brojen alias Koba (50).They disclosed that they were working under one Robertson of PLA who had handed over the explosives to them to ambush SFs and planning for huge blast or to cause major casualty during the Home Minister's visit. Other recovered items included one .9 mm pistol with magazine and 25 live rounds, 3 Chinese hand grenades with two detonators, one each of electric detonators, wireless set, mobile handset, two identity cards, including a tourist accreditation card and Electricity department employee card in the name of one A Chaoba.

  • May 17: SFs arrested one PLA militant identified as Moirangthem Bocha alias Leo (42) from Khurai Sajor Thoidingjam Leikai in Imphal East District.

  • May 10: SFs claimed to have averted bomb explosion plans in connection with the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's visit to the Manipur on May 10, by arresting two cadres of PLA besides recovering various arms and ammunitions including 2.2 kilogram of explosives (Tri-Nitro-Toluene) in Kwakeithel area in Imphal West District few hours after the arrival of the Home Minister. The arrestees were identified as M Bheigya alias Chaoba (55) and P Brojen alias Koba (50).They disclosed that they were working under one Robertson of PLA who had handed over the explosives to them to ambush SFs and planning for huge blast or to cause major casualty during the Home Minister's visit. Other recovered items included one .9 mm pistol with magazine and 25 live rounds, 3 Chinese hand grenades with two detonators, one each of electric detonators, wireless set, mobile handset, two identity cards, including a tourist accreditation card and Electricity department employee card in the name of one A Chaoba.

  • April 27: SFs arrested one PLA cadre from near the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) gate in Imphal West District. The arrestee was identified as Mayanglambam Manglem Singh (40).

  • April 26: Two PLA militants were killed during an encounter between SFs and militants in the interior parts of Ukhrul District.

  • SFs arrested PLA militant, identified as one Huidrom Inaocha Singh alias Ireinganba (35), from the general area of Thongjao of Thoubal District.

  • March 29: SFs arrested an active member of PLA outfit, identified as Ningthoujam Leirijao alias Okendro Singh (37), from a paddy field of Tairenpokpi Maning Leikai in Imphal West District on March 29.The arrestee joined PLA in 1994, underwent training at Toupul near Loktak Lake in Bishnupur District and was assigned to extort money from the general public as well as in the transportation of arms and ammunition. One mobile handset was recovered from his possession.

  • March 27: SFs arrested two PLA cadres, identified as Takhellambam Ranabir alias Bobo Singh (37) and Narengbam Shyamkumar Singh (46) from the GM hall Tata Magic parking in Imphal East District. The arrested cadres were interrogated and it was revealed that they are active members of PLA and involved in extortion of money from different vehicle owners. Two mobile phones with SIM cards were recovered from their possession.

  • February 25: Irengbam Chaoren, the RPF, PLA, in a message given to the people of Manipur on the occasion of its Independence Demand Day of February 25, stated that the invitation of Indian Government to the revolutionary groups for holding peace talks is not about sovereignty of Manipur but it is for consolidating integrity of India at the cost of Manipur`s sovereignty. The RPF categorically stated that armed campaign is the only practical means to regain the lost sovereignty of Manipur.

  • February 22: A cadre of PLA, identified as Ningthoujam Romio Singh alias Naoba alias Jungle Boy, was arrested on from Tangjeng area in the District. He revealed that he joined the outfit in the month of March, 2010 through one Binam Singh of Tripura and trained at Nongket, Myanmar.

  • February 19: SFs arrested at least two militant cadres from separate counter insurgency operation launched in various part of the State. In the first incident, they arrested one cadre of PLA, identified as Longjam Arun alias Arunkumar (33) from Makhan village under Senapati District. INR 52,000 in cash and a 9mm pistol along with magazine having two live ammunitions were recovered from his possession.

  • February 14: A PLA militant was arrested from Nongmaikhong Makha Leikai in Thoubal District. Two magazines of M-4 a carbine, one magazine of M-16 Rifles and one magazine of G-3 Rifles were also recovered from him.

  • February 9: RPF, the Political wing of PLA denied the claim of SFs about the arrest of four female militants at Kumbi Terakhong in Bishnupur District on February 5.

  • February 1: Bishnupur ‘district commander’ of PLA was killed in an encounter with SFs at the Aderou hill about one kilometer from Leimaram Waroi hill under Nambol Police Station of Bishnupur District. One 9-mm pistol and five live rounds were recovered from the place.

  • January 30: The SFs arrested one PLA-RPF militant, identified as L. Kofen alias Khangba (31), at Mayag of Imphal and was handed over to Mayang Imphal Police station.

  • January 29: The special cell of the Delhi Police arrested an active cadre of the PLA, who was hiding in the capital. The militant has been identified as Oinam Ibomcha Singh (28), was popularly known among the PLA cadre as 'Japan'. He was hiding in Delhi to evade arrest in Manipur.

  • January 11: Troopers of Assam Rifles (15th Battalion) arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Sajambam James Singh (36), of Yairipok Yambem Leikai in Thoubal District. James has been handed over to Yairipok Police Station.

2010

  • December 27: The team of Police commandos and troopers of 39 Assam Rifles arrested the ‘secretary’ of the Division No. VI of the PLA. The arrestee was identified as T. Sanju, (27) of Thoubal District. Police recovered two AK 56 rifles and two 9 mm pistols.

  • December 11: Two militants were arrested from Chingmeirong and Pangei area in Imphal West District December 11 by troops of 23 and 39 AR. The arrested militants were identified as Ashok Shinglai (34) belonging to MNRF and Usam Romon alias Nanao alias Renjit (35) belonging to the PLA.

  • December 9: Three PLA cadres, including a woman, were arrested by Imphal West Police from a rented house in Naoramthong bazaar who have been planning an attack on non-locals in Manipur. They were identified as Shijagurumayum Kokoton aka Raj Sharma (47), his wife Shijagurumayum Bijaya aka Bema Devi (43) and M Tarun aka Bung Singh (35). A 9 mm pistol with one magazine and 3 live rounds were recovered from Kokoton. Kokoton and Tarun owned up the responsibility of the killing of a non-local balloon seller in Keishampat in November, 2010.

  • December 8: A combined team of the Imphal West District and Thoubal District Police seized a huge cache of concealed arms and ammunition belonging to the PLA and arrested an over ground worker of the outfit from Wabagai Yangbi area of Thoubal District. The arrested militant, identified as one Naorem Komol alias Kamal Meitei (34), was working under the Thoubal District ‘commander’ of PLA, identified as one Sanju, and worked under the cover of a NGO namely Rapid Intervention And Care (RIAC) in Wabagai Lamkhai as outreach worker. It was from the premises of his residence that the arms and ammunition were recovered. The recovered items included seven AK series rifles along with 14 magazines and 253 ammunition, one RPG, one Sten Carbine along with one magazine, one M-16 UBGL along with one magazine and 70 ammunitions and four 9-mm pistol along with four magazines.

    One PLA cadre was arrested by a combined team of Imphal West and Thoubal Districts Police from Heirok Part-III in Thoubal District. The arrested cadre was identified as Laishram Ranjit alias Allen alias Kumar (42). He disclosed that he joined PLA through one James and got basic military training in the year 1996 at Kohta.

  • November 30: RPF, the political wing of the PLA in a statement said Moirangthem Tomba alias Corporal Tomba (24) who surrendered to the 29 AR on November 25 is a deserter.

  • November 25: A cadre of the PLA surrendered before 12 AR along with arms and ammunition at Tengnoupal of Chandel District. The surrendered cadre was identified as Moirangthem Thoiba Singh (24) of Moirang Thamnapokpi of Bishnupur District. He brought one 9 mm pistol with magazine and five live rounds.

  • November 25: RPF, the political wing of the PLA, clarified that Longjam Umakanta alias Naoboy who was killed by Assam Rifles on November 22 at Tuitam village in Chandel District had already been declared deserter by the outfit on November 22.

  • November 22: One militant suspected to be cadre of the PLA was killed in an encounter with the 8 AR somewhere between Tuilam village and Khongkhai village under Chakpikarong Police Station in Chandel District. The troops recovered one M-16 rifle along with 106 live round ammunition, 5 magazine, one hand grenade, a haversack and one pouch from the encounter site.

  • November 19: 23 AR arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Nameinakpam Bikdendra Singh (22), from Itham of Ukhrul District.

  • November 18: A sympathizer of the PLA, identified as Samjetsabam Nando alias Birando Singh (53), was arrested by another team of Police from Wairi Lamkhai in Imphal East District. The arrested person reportedly provides shelter to PLA cadres apart from taking part in extortion activities, the Police release added.

    The Imphal West District Police arrested two cadres of the PLA from near Raj Poly Clinic in North AOC. The militants were identified as Samchetsabam Ojit Singh alias Nanao (40) and Yumnam Thoibi Singh alias Sanathoi alias Hanuman (22). Both the arrested militants were working under one Yaiphaba of PLA and they were involved in extortion from general public, businessmen, private hospital for party fund.

  • November 2: Thoubal District Police arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Khumukcham Anand Singh alias John (23) from Kakching Khunou.

  • November 1: Imphal West District Police arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Salam Nabachandra alias Ibomcha alias Naba alias Rupa alias Dinku (39) from Minuthong. Nabachandra disclosed that he was working under one Senajit alias Sena and Ranbir of finance section of the outfit since 1997. He further disclosed that he had collected INR 1 million from various Government offices and handed over the same to one Kala of PLA. Three mobile handsets and some incriminating documents were seized from him.

  • October 29: One PLA cadre, identified as Sarungbam Nanda-kumar (40) was arrested by Imphal West Police from his house in Haoreibi Awang Leikai. Some incriminating documents relating to PLA and one mobile handset were seized from his possession.

  • October 28: The security agencies came across a joint declaration where the CPI-Maoist and the RPF, the political wing of the PLA agreed to "honour and support the sovereignty of India and Manipur". The joint declaration, signed by ‘secretary general’ of the RPF, S Gunen and Alok, a leader of the CPI-Maoist, said that both sides would extend moral and political support to each other in their liberation struggles to "overthrow the common enemy that is Indian reactionary and oppressive regime." Both sides also agreed to honour the territorial integrity of Manipur and India. The organizations strongly criticized the Government of India and agreed to consolidate friendship and work hand in hand. The Maoists condemned the annexation of Manipur in India and claimed that the merger of Manipur with India was illegal and the people of Manipur have been opposing the same.

  • October 25: Imphal West District Police arrested Laishram Rupachandra alias Sagor alias Sanatomba (51), the ‘division secretary-II’ of Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), the Political wing of the PLA from Khuman Lampak, near telephone exchange. He disclosed that he joined the outfit through one ‘Major’ Biken, now ‘Commanding Officer’ (CO) of 252 Bn of PLA. Some incriminating documents relating to the outfit were seized from Rupachandra.

  • October 12: RPF, the political wing of the PLA called total boycott on October 15, the day Manipur merger agreement was signed.

  • October 10: A PLA cadre, Sagolshem Romio Meitei alias Inao, was arrested by a combined force of the Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles during another search operation in Tentha Heibung area on the same day. He disclosed that he had joined the outfit in 2006 through one Lemba Singh and got military training at Tayang in Myanmar.

  • October 6: the Army launched operation in general area Irenbam Makha Leikai and arrested one over ground worker (OGW) of PLA. The arrested person was identified as Laishram Shamat Singh alias Thoiba (35). A cellular phone was recovered from the militant who along with recovery was handed over to Nambol Police station.

  • October 5: Security Forces launched a joint operation and arrested one PLA cadre in general area Nongbrang of Imphal West District. The arrested man was identified as self styled ‘Lance Corporal’ Bikram alias Bobby (24). A 9 mm pistol with magazine and four live rounds of 9 mm were recovered from the militant who along with recoveries handed over to Yairipok Police Station.

  • October 3: Two over ground workers of the PLA were arrested by the Imphal West District Police in two separate search operations. They were identified as Kharibam Amarjit alias Nanao alias Bung (24) and Meisnam Jugindro alias Tomal (47). They were involved in attacking non-locals in the recent past.

  • September 30: A PLA cadre, Angom Sarat alias Ingocha alias Chaohal alias Robin alias Joy Singh (34), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from BOAT main gate. He joined the outfit in 1993 and got training at Tamei in the year 1995 under ‘army no.0892’ of first batch of the outfit.

  • September 28: Two PLA cadres were arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Kyamgei Palhanbi crossing. They were identified as Mayanglambam Shamungou Singh (44) and Yambem Narayan Singh (50). Two cellular phones were recovered from their possession.

  • September 27: A PLA cadre, Thounaojam Debendro (43), and a KYKL cadre, Nahakpam Ingocha alias Soken (32), was arrested by the Thoubal District Police.

  • September 21: BSF troops of the Assam and Meghalaya frontier killed four militants of ULFA and Military Council of the KLNLF, arrested 17 militants belonging to the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), KLNLF, People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Military Council faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) among others. They also got nine militants of ULFA, NDFB and All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) to surrender along with arms and ammunition.

  • September 19: The Imphal West District Police foiled the attempted preparations to organize the 32nd raising day of the PLA by the Meira Paibis (women torch bearers) of Thangmeiband Hijam Leikai following the arrest of the secretary of the ‘women’s wing’ of the outfit.

    The Imphal West District Police arrested a Meira Paibi leader and unveiled the linkage between the PLA and some leaders of community leaders.

  • September 18: A PLA cadre, who was involved in covert killings of non-locals in Manipur in the recent past, was arrested by the Imphal West District Police. He was identified as Nongmeikapam Naoba alias Nanao alias Shankar (28).

  • September 15: Two PLA cadres were arrested by the SFs from Dispur, Assam. They were identified as self-styled ‘lieutenant’ Th. Senajit Singh alias Ibungo and self-styled ‘sergeant major’ Amakcham Somi alias Asao. A cash of INR 190000, one laptop, pen drive, data card and other documents were recovered from their possession.

    Two PLA cadres were arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Heikakpokpi area. They were identified as one Opendro alias Open (40) and Khundrakpam Prem Singh alias Hussen Singh (18). They disclosed that they were operating under ‘finance section’ of the outfit.

  • September 13: A woman PLA cadre, Khwairakpam Tombi alias Shanti alias Memcha (60), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Keishampat area. She disclosed that she joined the outfit in 2003 through one Ningthou alias Ibomcha alias Ibohal and she was asked to extort a huge amount of money from contractors, Government departments, and general public for outfit’s funds.

  • September 9: Army arrested one PLA cadre Nongmeikappam Surjit Singh (37) in Bishnupur District. He was involved in providing rations and supplies to PLA and KYKL cadres in Bishnupur District. The release added that the individual was an OGW of PLA at the time of arrest.

  • September 6: Three PLA cadres surrendered before Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) Major General C.A. Krishnan and Director General of Police Y. Joykumar at Mantripukhri in capital Imphal. They were identified as Ronelson alias Joychandra Singh, Momo alias Naoba Meitei and Gokul Meitei. All three of them claimed that they were 'lance corporals' in the outfit. They laid down one M 16 rifle with magazine containing 11 live rounds, one AK-47 rifle with magazine containing 11 live rounds and one 9-mm pistol with magazine containing two live rounds.

  • Three cadres of the PLA, surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Mantripukhri in Imphal West District. The PLA cadres were identified as 'lance corporal' Haobijam Gyane-shwar alias Sanahal alias Lamyanba (19), 'private' Wan-gamba Huidrom (23) and Laishram Priyo Kumar alias Meino (23). They laid down one M 16 rifles, two 9-mm pistols and three magazines. Ngongo and Tolen surrendered one 9-mm pistol and one magazine each.

  • August 26: an Over Ground of Worker (OGW) of the PLA, identified as Gurumayum Rajen Sharma (60), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel at Tengnoupal along National Highway -39, when he was traveling in a vehicle from Imphal to Moreh. Two cellular phones, two subscriber identity module, two Books containing PLA training material, one pen drive and cash INR 1,000 were recovered from his possession. He revealed that he is a contractor for road repair and maintenance. However, he also said that since the year 2000 he has been working as an OGW.

  • August 25: Two PLA cadres, identified as Nongthonbam Sanjit alias Abung alias Kwaklei Singh (33) and Nongthonbam Nanao Singh (23), were arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Wabgai Lamkhai bazar area.

  • August 24: The Imphal West District Police arrested two PLA cadres, Abojam Kunjo Singh, and Yumnam Premkumar alias Naocha alias Bet Singh (35), respectively from near Shanti Guest Hostel of Thangal Bazar and Sagolband Moirang Leirak water supply scheme area. One cellular phone was recovered from Kunjo. He was operating under the 'command' of Ibomcha of the PLA's 'finance section' and had collected huge amount of money from RIMS, Government schools and Departments and handed over the sum to Ibomcha. Y. Premkumar joined the PLA in 1994 through one Chitaranjan and worked under the 'command' of self styled sergeant major Nando of Nambol Phoijing. Apart from recruiting one Hitler of Sagolband in 2007, Premkumar was reportedly involved in extortion of money from private tuition centre, Government Departments and the general public.

  • August 22: Two PLA cadres and over ground worker belonging to the Military Council faction of the KCP were arrested by the Army. They were involved in extorting money from local public and through other illegal activities.

  • August 16: A PLA cadre, Wahengbam Malemnganba alias Awangamba alias Lenin (29), was arrested by combined team of Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles during a search operation at Langmeidong. Five live ammunitions of AK Rifle and one cellular phone were recovered from his possession.

  • August 12-13: A PLA cadre, Laishram Romi alias Nanao alias Bankgkim Chandra Singh (28), was arrested by the Assam Rifles from Moirang Thanga Lawai in the intervening night of August 12 and 13. He was involved in extortion related activities in Moirang area.

  • August 11: A PLA cadre, Moirangthem Rajen (31), was arrested by troops from Ningthoukhong in Bishnupur District.

  • August 9: The PLA asked for a boycott call of the Independence Day celebration in any form.

  • August 7: An over ground worker (OGW) and a fresh recruit of PLA were arrested by Assam Rifles at Chamol. He was identified as Laishram Dinachandra alias Dina (51), was reportedly taking the fresh recruit, Keisam Mangal alias Aboi (18) to Myanmar to join the outfit. One Nokia cellular phone, two rounds of K 47, two laptop adaptors, one fake identity card and INR 1425 in Indian currency were recovered from their possession. While Laishram Dinachandra has been handed over to Imphal West Police Station along with the recovered items, Keisam Mangal has been handed over to his parents through Tengnoupal Police Station.

  • August 4: One PLA cadre, Corporal' Sorbam Bolaga Singh (28) was arrested by the Army. He has been handed over to Bishnupur Police Station.

  • A PLA cadre, Khunjrakpam Priyobrata alias Pata Singh (25), was arrested by the Assam Rifles when he was traveling in a vehicle at Sita Track junction along the Imphal-Moreh road.

  • August 3: A PLA cadre, Longjam Shankar Singh alias Bungo (30), was arrested by Imphal West District Commandos from near the AMSU office of DM College, Campus. He also disclosed that he started working for the outfit from May, 2010 under one Basanta Singh. He further disclosed that that he collected money from the general public of Jiribam for the party fund.

  • July 30: Pointing out that the deadline set for non-locals to leave Manipur had expired on May 31, 2010, the PLA stated that it would not bear responsibility for any untoward incident that may happen to them, including those working as 'secret agents'. The outfit's publicity secretary T. Leisemba said that any local people encountering similar untoward incidents for harbouring or associating with non-locals should be held responsible for their fate.

  • July 29: A PLA cadre, Moirangthem Sudeep alias Deep alias Alex was arrested by State Police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel from Maharabi Lamkhai near waiting shed in Imphal West District. One 9-mm pistol with magazine and three lives rounds, one leather bag containing INR 30 and a cellular phone handset were recovered from his possession. Senior Superintendent of Police of Imphal West release stated Sudeep joined PLA in January 2003 through M Eshing Chaoba alias Chaoba and was working in finance section under the command of Manglem of Keishampat Leimajam Leikai.

  • July 20: A PLA cadre, Samchetsabam Komonjao alias Jiten alias Konthoujao Singh (38), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police. He disclosed that he joined the outfit in 2008 under one self styled sergeant major Kengba of PLA. Two 9-mm pistols with two magazine and three live rounds each in the magazines were recovered from his possession.

  • July 18: One PLA cadre, Chabungbam Hitlar alias Nanao (25), was arrested by Imphal West District Police from Mayang Langjing. One lethode bomb, one Chinese hand grenade, four rounds of 9mm and 12 rounds of AK ammunition were recovered from his possession.

  • July 17: Troop claimed of having established a link between the NDFB and the Manipur-based PLA with the arrest of three PLA militants, including self-styled captain R.K. Tumba alias Benjamin, from a rented house at Chandmari in Guwahati in the night of July 15. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official involved in the operation said documents indicating links between the two outfits had been recovered from the arrested militants. The official said all police stations in lower Assam, where the NDFB had a presence, had been alerted to the possibility of strikes. He said notwithstanding the alerts, the militants had an advantage over security forces as they could decide the time and place of the strikes. "Impeccable intelligence, and not just the number of security personnel at our command, is the only guard against such attacks. In this cat-and-mouse game, you win some but you also lose some," he added.

  • July 15: A PLA cadre, Ningthoujam Dhamen Singh alias Jamlen (34), was arrested by a combined force of Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles from Lamphel Super market area. He disclosed that he had joined the outfit in March 2004 through one Md Babu of Moirang Santhong and had got 40 days of military training at Shajik Tampak. He further disclosed that he was arrested by the Imphal East in December 2009 and was released on bail in the 2010, and had rejoined the group in April 2010 through one self styled 2nd Lieutenant Pari and is currently operating under his 'command'.

  • Another PLA cadre, identified as Thamen alias Tamien, was arrested by the Assam Rifles from an unspecified place.

  • July 13: The PLA emphasized on the aspect of having good nexus with the Communist Party of India- Maoist (CPI-Maoist), insurgent groups of Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast. PLA declared their vision of having a joint militant group to be evolved as 'United Front'. Maoist parties of foreign countries are keen to forge relations with them. Sources said that the facts about this meeting came out during the interrogation of the two Chinese nationals, who were arrested by the Security Forces at Mon in Nagaland recently. During interrogation, they revealed that the Chinese have promised to extend assistance only to the militant groups when the cadre strength reaches 30,000. United Front so formed will be able to get Chinese support and fight the enemy to achieve sovereignty. PLA on its part will extend support to Burmese people for their rights in days to come.

  • July 5: Two PLA militants, who had surrendered before the Assam Rifles in Tripura on June 8, were repatriated in Manipur. The repatriation ceremony was organized at Khongjom. They were identified as Alps Deb Barma alias David (29) and Sanatombi alias Ibotombi (31).

  • July 4: A PLA cadre, Seleibam Rakesh alias Munal alias Sabathoi alias Raghu Singh (28), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from New Checkon area. He joined the outfit in March 2006 through one Amujao alias Abdul of PLA. Rakesh is currently operating under the 'command' of Sushil alias Chingbi and he was involved in the extortion of money from general public and Government officials and transportation of arms and ammunitions of the outfit.

  • July 2: A PLA cadre, Ningthoujam Khamba alias Ngamba (38), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from near Kasturi bridge. He joined the outfit in 2009 through one Wangba.

  • A PLA cadre, Khoisnam Kabi Singh (27), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police.

  • June 27: An over ground worker of the PLA, identified as Manaobi Singh (35), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Heirok Part-II in Thoubal District.

  • June 20: An over ground worker of the PLA, Salam Bihari Singh (47), was arrested at Laphupat Tera, said a press release issued by Thoubal District Senior Superintendent of Police.

  • June 9: Four cadres belonging to Military Council faction of the KCP and two cadres of the PLA surrendered before Director General of Manipur Police Y. Joykumar and General Officer Commanding of 57 Mountain Division Major General D.S. Hooda at Leimakhong in Senapati District. The two PLA cadres laid down one M-16 Rifles and one 9-mm pistol while the four KCP cadres surrendered one pistol each with magazines and ammunition.

  • June 7: Manipur Home Department approved the detention of a PLA cadre, Laimayum Rupachandra Singh alias Tennyson (22), under the National Security Act (NSA).

  • June 6: 13 militant organizations from the Northeast States of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya figure in the list of banned organizations as it appears in the website of the Union Home Ministry (MHA). The ULFA heads the list. The other outfits were: NDFB, PLA, United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People's Revolutionary party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF), Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC).

  • June 5: G .K. Pillai said that there was evidence of CPI-Maoists establishing links with insurgents in the Northeastern region. Thuingaleng Muivah, leader of the NSCN-IM, admitted that the CPI -Maoists had approached him. Intelligence sources said that the Naga separatist group helped the CPI-Maoists in arms-smuggling through Myanmar and Bangladesh. The CPI-Maoists also established links with the banned ULFA and the Manipur-based PLA.

  • June 2: Two female cadres of the PLA were arrested by a combined team of the Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles from Phayeng Khunou. They were identified as Yengkhom Memtombi alias Lanchenbi alias Bheigyapati (26) and Laishram Aruna alias Bembem (26). Bheigyapati disclosed that she got military training at Zoukhunam in Churachandpur District in 2003 and was operating under the 'command' of Chinglembi of the 'fighting wing' of the PLA. A note sheet relating to the outfit was recovered from her possession. Bembem disclosed that she has been operating for the outfit since April 2010.

  • May 31: A sympathiser of the PLA, identified as Mongjam Poireihanba alias Puremba (29), was also arrested by the Imphal East District Police. One live round and seven live ammunitions and a magazine were recovered from his possession.

  • May 29: A PLA cadre, Yangbam Tharosang alias Indira alias Bembem alias Bener (26), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from near YYL Club Keithelmanbi. She joined the outfit in 2002 through one Gambini of Andro and she was operating in women wing of PLA.

  • Manipur Government refuted the charges leveled at it by the NSCN-IM alleging it of having links with the PLA which 'served' quit notices to the non-locals living in Manipur.

  • May 26: A PLA cadre, Khumanthem Amujao alias Klhanganba alias Amar (30), was arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles from Wangkhei. He joined the PLA in 2000 and got training at Umaibi camp in Myanmar. He is currently holding the rank of 'assistant staff officer' of 'health and family welfare wing' of the outfit.

  • May 19: An over ground worker of the PLA, identified as Thingnam T.K. Kiran alias Manihar Meitei (49), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Kakching Khunou area in Thoubal District.

  • May 17: A PLA cadre, Haobijam Gyanesor alias Lamyanba alias Sanahal (19), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Wangkhei Keithel Asangbi area. He disclosed that he joined the outfit in 2007 and got training in Myanmar.

  • May 16: A PLA cadre, Prem Kumar (27), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Wangjing Hodamba area in Thoubal District. One US made 9-mm pistol with magazine, four 9-mm live rounds, two detonators and two video cassettes were recovered from their possession.

  • May 13: A combined team of the Army and Imphal West District Police with lady Police representatives arrested four women cadres of the PLA from Oinam Sawombung area. They were identified as R.K. Nongmaithem Lina Devi alias Jashila (18), Salam Tombi Devi alias Naobi alias Meitie Leima (28), Mayang Laumbam Soma Thombi Devi Riyas and Irom Bebi Devi alias Manjuri (27).

  • A PLA cadre, Phanjaobam Ajit alias Tomba alias Badat Singh, was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Paona Bazar area. Ajit disclosed that he joined the outfit in December 2009 through one Paonam Chandrajit alias Ngakpei and was operating under his 'command'. He was involved in hijacking and setting ablaze trucks at Jiribam in April 2010. He was also asked to extort money from general public for the outfit's fund.

  • May 12: The KLA denied the Assam Rifles' claim of neutralizing a combined camp of the KLA and PLA at Monghlam village in Ukhrul District and stated that the outfit has no connection with PLA.

  • May 10: Two militant hideouts were neutralised by the Assam Rifles personnel at Monghlam area in Ukhrul District 36 blankets and daily use items were recovered from the hide outs, which were suspected to be jointly established by the KLA and PLA cadres.

  • May 4: Three PLA cadres were arrested by the BSF at Dawki in Jaińtia Hills District, Meghalaya, when they were trying to infiltrate from Bangladesh. They were identified as Nupamcha Nanda Singh of Pungdongbam in Imphal East District of Manipur, Ananta Singh (37) of Konagoan in Kamalganj District of Bangladesh and Th. Shanti Devi (55) of Jiribam in Imphal East District of Manipur. INR 14,525, one cellular phone, a Mayanmari language note book and a Chinese multi-utility knife were from their possessions. The report adds that various parts of Sylhet District and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh bordering Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya were places where militants belonging to various outfits in the Northeast had set up their hideouts.

  • May 3: The RPF, political wing of the PLA, asked the non-local working class in Manipur to join the CPI-Maoist.

  • April 25: A PLA cadre, as Ningthoujam Khamba Singh alias Ngamba (38), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Lamdeng Khunou in Imphal West District.

  • April 16: Two PLA cadres were arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles during a search operation at Pundongbam area. They were identified as Y Jiten Singh (40) and Yaithembam Inao (38). Y. Jiten joined the PLA in December 1997 through one Inaoton of Khullen and got training at Sajik Tampak. Yaithembam Inao joined the outfit in 2000 through one Samba alias Ibai of Phaknung. Both of them were involved in extortion of money from general public, Government officials, businessmen etc. and also provided shelter for PLA cadres.

  • April 15: Suspected PLA cadres set ablaze a Mithana-ma (betel leaves) laden truck near Jairolpokpi under Jiri Police Station in Imphal East District.

  • Non-locals in Manipur asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and to take immediate measures to protect their lives and property. The RPF, the political wing of the PLA, had in March 2010 issued a statement, asking all non-locals living in the State to leave before May 31. It had described all those who entered Manipur after 1949 (when the erstwhile princely state had merged with the Indian Union) as "non-Manipuris" and said these people were facing "extreme hatred" in State.

    The Hindustani Samaj of Manipur, an association of non-locals, said the State Government had done nothing to ensure their safety. "As many as 32 non-Manipuris have been killed by militant groups in the state since January while the RPF has asked transporters not to transport non-Manipuri people into the state," said Nareshwar Kumar, president of the Hindustani Samaj, in a letter to the Prime Minister. "In some areas, these elements are visiting the houses of non-Manipuris and threatening them to leave. As a result, there is a panic among non-Manipuris," he said. The report adds that about 50,000 non-locals in Manipur from different States, majority of them petty vendors and labourers.

  • April 13: An over ground worker of the PLA, identified as N. Sana Singh, was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Sangiungpham area. One cellular phone with two subscriber identity module cards was recovered from his possession. He was subsequently handed over to Thoubal District Police.

  • April 10: Myanmar's Ambassador to India U. Kyi Thein at Shillong in Meghalaya said that action against Indian insurgents in its territory will be initiated only after receiving military assistance from India. "We have informed India of our requirements to help us in fighting against the insurgents," the Ambassador said. "India has agreed to provide us our military requirements, but I cannot share with you our requirements," Thein said. He said, "We also shared the same problem (insurgency) like India. This problem will be sorted once India meet our requirements." The report adds that there are at least 15 insurgents' camps operating from Myanmar soil, fighting either for an autonomous or independent homeland in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. The Centre asked the Myanmar to take action against the militant groups, including Manipur-based United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People's Liberation Army (PLA), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) Assam-based ULFA and Nagaland-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) operating from Sagaing division and the Chin State of Myanmar. Thein said that the problem of insurgency across the India-Myanmar border can be sorted out through infrastructure development. "We (India- Myanmar) now plan to develop infrastructure in the border with special emphasis on enhancing connectivity," the Ambassador informed.

  • Two over ground women extortionists belonging to Lamyenba Khuman group of the Military Council faction of the KCP were arrested by a combined force of the Army and Bishnupur District Police. They were identified as Laisarom Tombi (46) and Oinam Pratima alias Abey (42). Laisarom Tombi was wife of a dead PLA cadre L. Naucha.

  • April 8: A PLA cadre, Laimujam Rupachandra alias Tenyson (22), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Wanghengbam Leikai bus parking. A 9-mm pistol with one magazine along with 11 live rounds and one Chinese hand grenade were recovered from his possession. He disclosed that he joined the PLA in May 2006 through one Ajit and got basic military training at Tumbol in Myanmar. He was reportedly operating in 'mobile fighting section-II' of the outfit.

  • A female cadre of the PLA, identified as Soraisam Ongbi Ningthoujam Ningol Premila Devi (46), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police during a search operation along Uripok Kangchup road. She confessed that she was involved in extortion of money from the general public in Thoubal areas under the instruction of one Chitra of the 'medical staff' of the PLA.

    The Assam Rifles refuted the allegation of the PLA regarding desecrating of sacred places by the Armed Forces in Manipur.

  • April 7: The Thoubal District Police arrested PLA 'finance commander', Laishram Kelio alias Bheiya alias King (32), during a search operation at Hiyanglam area. One laptop, one cellular phone, subscriber identity module, and some incriminating documents were recovered from his possession.

  • A PLA cadre, Tennison, was arrested by the Imphal West District Police. One 9-mm pistol was recovered from his possession.

  • April 6: A woman cadre of the PLA, identified as Thangjam O. Loli Devi (42), was arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Nongpok Sekmaivillage. She confessed that she was operating in the 'finance section' of the outfit under one Nongleiba of Khurai Kongpal, who was recently killed by the SFs. The Police said that she was involved in passing critical information about the movement of SFs as well as providing shelter and logistic support to the PLA cadres.

  • April 4: A PLA cadre, Nongmaithem Banner alias Norendro Meitei (31), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Phumlou village. A 9-mm pistol loaded with seven live ammunitions in the magazine and two cellular phones were recovered from his possession.

  • A PLA cadre, Seleibam Saratchandra of Karirembikhok Mayai Leikai, was arrested by the Thoubal District Police form Wangjing Bazar area.

  • March 31: Kuki National Organisation (KNO), an umbrella organization of the Kuki outfits entering the Suspension of Operation (SoO), pledged to safeguard non-local residents in an apparent response to the call by the Revolutionary People's Front's, political wig of the PLA, for voluntary exit in safer places. "The SoO group have joined hands and have decided to stand up for the non-Manipuris against the remarks made by the RPF," declared a statement of the KNO signed by its under secretary, publicity and information, T. Stephen Kuki.

  • March 30: A PLA cadre, Konthoujam Surchandra alias Saratchandra Meitei (28), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Wangkheiarea on March 30. Seven 40-mm lathode bomb, 75 AK ammunition, and one E.Y. cell 10-mm bomb were recovered from his possession. He had joined the PLA in December 2009 and was operating under one Tomba of the outfit.

  • March 26: Two UNLF cadres surrendered before the Manipur Director General Police Y. Joykumar and IGAR (South) Major General C. A. Krishnan at a surrender ceremony held at Mantripukhri area in Imphal East District. They reportedly laid down arms to the Assam Rifles on March 15. They were identified as Sunil Singh alias Kiyamlakpa and Herojeet Singh alias Silongba. Kiyamlakpa joined '293rd battalion' of the UNLF on October 27, 2007 and got training at Tuambual camp for 60 days. Silongba joined the PLA in 2005 before he defected to the UNLF on April 14, 2009. He was trained at Mintha camp for 45 days.

  • March 25: The RPF, political wing of the PLA, asked the local people to persuade the non locals to leave Manipur and to return to their respective States.

  • March 22: A PLA cadre, Moirangthem Sanjit Meetei alias Johnson (18), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Andro Parking area. He disclosed that he joined the outfit in June 2009 through one Elis, a self styled 'corporal' of the PLA.

  • March 21: The Manipur-based militant outfits, PLA and United National Liberation Front (UNLF), are on recruitment drive in order to consolidate their bases in Barak Valley. According to intelligence sources, two hardcore women cadres of the PLA, identified by name in their teens, are on recruitment mission and extortion drive. Resources are also being pulled up through ransoms. The PLA in particular is active in certain areas of Nagaon where a middle aged woman cadre is looking after the interests of the organization. UNLF, which has virtually no strength in the valley except in the fringe areas bordering Manipur in Lakhipur sub-division, is making desperate bid to regroup in order to make its presence felt with the sole objective of extortions to replenish its depleted coffers. A woman cadre of the outfit is looking after recruitment and resource generation. Both the outfits are however operating independently, said the sources.

  • March 20: An injured PLA cadre, who was involved in the encounter with the Security Forces on March 16 at Old Tolen area, was arrested by the Thoubal District Police. He was identified as one Ningthoukhongjam Bhagirat alias Hardly Meitei (25). He disclosed that he joined the outfit in 2007 through one Nongleiba and got basic military training at Myanmar.

  • March 18: N. Premjit (30), said to be a former cadre of the PLA, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Khangakcham Thong under Yairipok Police Station of Thoubal District.

    A PLA cadre, Likram Thoi, alias Thouyangba (19), who was injured in an encounter with the SFs at Old Tollen of Chandel District on March 17, was arrested from a house at Heirok in Thoubal District. One AK-56 rifle, 50 live rounds, one Chinese hand grenade, two rocket-propelled shells and a broken butt of an AK-56 rifle were recovered from his possession.

  • March 17: Two PLA cadres were shot dead by the SFs during an encounter at Tolen village in Chandel District. Sophisticated weapons including one RPG, two AK-47 Rifles, one M-4 Rifles, one lethod gun, one Pistol and two Universal Machine Guns (UMG) along with substantial amount of ammunitions were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

  • March 15: Assam Tribune quoting security sources reports that the interrogation of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leaders arrested in recent past indicated the game plan of the groups to extend cooperation to other militant groups in the country. The main aim of the Maoists is to divert the attention of the Government and SFs. Sources indicated that the Maoists have also signed an agreement with the RPF, political wing of PLA, to extend cooperation to each other.

  • March 14: A cadre belonging to the Military Council (MC) faction of the KCP, identified as Khaidem Ranjan alias Nanao alias Arun (22), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Maharani Bridge. Khaidem Ranjan disclosed that he was earlier a cadre belonging to Fighting group of the PLA and subsequently joined the KCP-MC on November 2009 through his elder brother self styled ‘sergeant’ Naocha and was operating under ‘finance section’ of the outfit. He was asked to extort money from general public.

  • March 13: A PLA cadre, Saikhom Khogen alias Ngouthoi alias Kiyamba Meitei (22), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Nagamapal area. He joined the outfit in 2007 under one ‘lance corporal’ Bony and received basic military training at Myanmar. Two non-resident stay permits of the RPF, political wing of the PLA, and one cellular phone were recovered from his possession.

    Another PLA cadre, Khuraijam Vaksar Meitei (30), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Thangal Bazaar area. He joined the outfit in 2009 through oneBasanta alias Bheigo and was operating in the ‘finance section’ of the outfit and asked to extort money from Thangal Bazaar area.

    One more PLA cadre, Haorongbam Basant alias Bheigo (41), was also arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Lalambung Makhong Haorongbam Leikai. He joined the outfit on October 14, 2009 through one Lata.

  • March 8: An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and another wounded in an encounter with the PLA cadres at Salungpham in Chandel District on March 8.Imphal Free Press quoting a village chief reports that around 100 armed cadres of the suspected PLA were passing through the village in the wee hours and troops of the Assam Riffles rushed to the village. Thereafter, a fierce encounter between the two sides ensued for about 20 minutes, the report adds.

  • March 7: A PLA cadre, Elangbam Inao Singh alias Che (27), was arrested by the Thoubal District Police during a search operation at Hiyanglam Mayai Leikai area. The Police stated that he joined the outfit in 1999 and he was involved in various encounters with SFs at Wangjing, Singhat and Salungpham in 2000, 2003 and 2004 respectively.

    Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh informed the State Legislative Assembly that suspected involvement of the PLA cadres behind the January 13 killing of a woman, Angom Ongbi Chanbi, and her daughter Meneka alias Ibemcha (17) of Phayeng was cited in a Police report. One N. Meghachandra (29), who is suspected to be involved in the killing, was arrested. Meghachandra confessed during interrogation that he had gone along with a PLA cadre, N. Sunil alias Piktru, to the house of Chanbi in June-July 2009, the Chief Minister said. The Chief Minister further informed the House that Meghachandra disclosed that after going to the house of Chanbi, Sunil had threatened her to produce one of her sons who was also a PLA cadre but deserted along with arm. Besides Sunil, the identity of 12 to 13 other persons who were also suspected to be involved in the killing was established.

  • March 6: The PLA set May 31 as the deadline for non-locals to leave Manipur. The outfit said all those who came to Manipur after 1949 were considered non-Manipuris and entry of outsiders to the State was illegal. Giving reasons for "appealing" to the non-Manipuris to leave, T. Leisemba, ‘publicity secretary’ of the RPF, political wing of the PLA, said living and working in the State by non-Manipuris had become dangerous as "hatred" among the residents was growing.

  • March 3: The Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), political wing of the PLA, said its 'executive committee' in February 2010 resolved to support the struggle for freedom of Nagaland, but decided to oppose any design to break up Manipur as a result of the political dialogue. "The meeting also decided to face boldly any design by the NSCN-IM to strain relationships among revolutionary groups in the region," T. Leisemba, 'publicity secretary' of the RPF, said in a statement. The statement said the NSCN-IM cadres had shot dead two PLA cadres and injured another on October 19, 2009. Following the incident, the RPF reviewed its policy and decided to fight any move of the NSCN-IM to break up Manipur and strain relations among fraternal groups, the statement added.

  • March 2: The Assam Rifles personnel recovered one RPG,32 live rounds of AK 47, three anti personnel mines and PLA documents during a search operation in general area of Wabagching in Thoubal District.

  • February 26: India and Myanmar are gearing up for a "well-coordinated operation" to flush out militants of the Northeast from the forests in the neighbouring country. The operation was finalised after Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai visited Yangon, capital of Myanmar, on February 18. An official source said Pillai had disclosed this during a security meeting attended by top officials of the Manipur Police and Central Forces in Imphal. Pillai said that militant camps of various groups from the Northeast, including the UNLF, PLA, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM were based in Myanmar. The locations of these camps and maps of the area, Pillai said, had been provided during his meeting with Myanmar’s Deputy Home Minister Brigadier General Phone Swe. "They assured us that any camp working against Indian interests would be targeted," Pillai said. He, however, expressed doubts regarding the capabilities of the Myanmarese military and the effectiveness of such an operation. "They will take action, but the Myanmarese military has certain limitations concerning their capabilities," he said.

  • February 23: A PLA cadre, Mohan Singh (40), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Wangoo Mamang Sabal in Thoubal District.

  • February 22: Two PLA cadres were arrested by Imphal East District Police from JN Hospital area. They were identified as Chingakham Bandana alias Naobi Devi (23) and Yumnam Dhanabir (40).

  • February 19: A PLA cadre, Nongmaithem Ibotombi Singh alias Pepe (34), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police. One motor cycle was recovered from his possession. He confessed that he joined the PLA in 2008 and has been operating under one Bony of Thambalkhong area.

  • February 17: Three PLA cadres were arrested by the Imphal West District Police. 2100 rounds of AK series rifle, 500 M-16 rifle rounds, 70 lathode bombs, 10 Chinese hand-grenades with detonators, 13 Chinese-made two inch mortar shells, two AK series magazines, a mobile phone hand- set and one two wheeler vehicle were recovered from their possession.

  • February 11: The PLA crticised a civil society group Senior Citizens for Society, since its president N. Binoy in an earlier statement said to safeguard integrity of India and maintain unity and solidarity.

  • January 31: Two suspected PLA cadres were shot dead by the Thoubal District Police during an encounter at Langmeithel Mamang Leikai area. An AK series Rifle, two AK magazines, one lethode gun, one broken RT set being hit by bullet, 21 live ammunitions of AK rifle, two live lethode bomb shells, one empty case lethode bomb, 15 cases of AK ammunitions and two leather wallets with INR 560 were recovered from the encounter site.

  • January 24: Four PLA militants, arrested by Tripura Police in capital Agartala on January 14, were brought to Manipur by the State Police. They were arrested, after they illegally crossed over to West District in Tripura from Bangladesh and attempted to leave for Guwahati in Assam in a hired vehicle.

  • January 14: Tripura Police arrest four PLA militants in capital Agartala in Tripura, after they illegally cross over to West District from Bangladesh and attempt to leave for Guwahati in Assam in a hired vehicle

  • January 12: Two PLA cadres along with one sympathizer are arrested a combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles during a search operation at Mayang Langjing under Lamshang Police Station. They are identified as Thamongjam Samsan Singh (40), Huidrom Bhogen alias Chingkhei (28) and Khuraijam Basanta Singh alias Kakabasan (45). Khuraijam Basanta is a harbourer cum money collector of the outfit. One AK-56 Assault Rifles with magazine and 30 live rounds of AK ammunitions, one M-16 Assault Rifles with two magazines and 100 ammunitions of M-16 Rilfes and two mobile phones are recovered from their possession.

  • January 12: The PLA claims of 'recovering' arms and ammunitions carried away by two deserter of the outfit, who had been reportedly trying to surrender before the Security Forces (SFs). They are identified as Khoirom Santikumar alias Thoujanba (26) and Meisnam Kaoba alias Ibomcha (29).

  • January 11: A self styled ‘lieutenant’ of the PLA, identified as Maibam Ratan alias Moramba Singh (42), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from J.N Hospital at Porompat area. He discloses that he joined the outfit in 1993 and got training at Bangladesh for 45 days.

  • January 10: A PLA cadre, Lourembam Robinson alias Benin (28), is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Kakwa Naorem Leikai near Ima Lairembi. He confesses that he joined the outfit in February 2003 under one Khagemba of Kakwa and got basic military training at Sajik Tampak in Chandel District and was operating under one Lamjing of the outfit.

  • January 9: Two PREPAK cadres, involved in the January 6 bomb attack at the residence of Manipur Opposition leader Radhabinod Koijam at Thangmeiband, are arrested by a combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles. They are identified as Moirangthem Monao alias Parimacha alias Mohen alias Sana (26) and Laikhuram Munal Singh alias Santahoi (24). One loaded 9-mm pistol, one magazine of AK-47 rifles with three live rounds and one two wheeler vehicle and one cellular phone are recovered from their possession. They reveal during their interrogation that they were operating under one R.K. Jemson alias Rozar alias Ramananda alias Nongpoknagnba (32) of Sagolband Bijoy Govinda. They confess their involvement in the killing of one non local sugar juice vendor at Kwakeithel Bazar on March 1, 2009, killing of one non local barber at Sagolband Khumbong Mayum, lobbying of hand grenade at computer shop at Lamphel Sanakiethel, setting ablaze of Ujala Restaurant at Kwakethel, setting ablaze of Joychandra Garden at Langol and extortions of money from various shops and restaurants and saw mills and other business establishments in the Imphal areas. They also disclose that the recent serial killings of non locals in the State were the handiwork of the PREPAK, PLA, UNLF and KYKL as per a ‘decision’ taken at the top level to destabilise the present Manipur Government.

  • January 8: Two PLA cadres, Ningthoujam Surendra Singh alias Achou (39) and Khundongbam Sharatchandra Singh alias Angang (45), were arrested by the Thoubal District Police during a search operation along the National Highway -39 at Wangjing Bazar area. They are involved in various cases of extortion of money from the general public of Thoubal areas and in giving shelter to PLA cadres at their respective houses.

    The Apunba Lup, the apex body of several agitating groups in the State, suspended its class boycott campaign and declared resumption of classes in the valley from January 11, after holding fifth round of talks at office of the Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. The Apunba Lup had carried out an agitation for the last six months in protest against the July 23 encounter in which a suspected PLA militant was shot dead by the Imphal West District Police in the Khawairamband Bazaar area. A pregnant woman was also killed and five other persons sustained injuries in the cross-fire.

2009

  • December 29: Three PLA cadres are arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Top Khewa area. They are identified as Thoudam Banda (39), Ningombam Sikender alias S.K (30) and Nongthombam Ratan alias Romio (30). One 9-mm pistol loaded with magazine along with three live rounds is recovered from the possession of Sikender. They are involved in extortion of money from general public, Government officials and motivation of young boys and girls to joint the outfit in and around Phaknung area.

    A PLA cadre, Lairenlakpam Joychandra Meetei alias Ibungo alias Boxer alias Okendro (31), is arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles from Tiger camp village under Lamlai Police Station. One .32 revolver along with six live ammunition and one Chinese hand grenade are recovered from his possession. Joychandra discloses that he joined the outfit in July 1997 through one Naba and got training at Sajik Tampak in Chandel District.

  • December 25: A woman cadre of the PLA, identified as Khundrakpam Chandrajini alias Echaltombi (23), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Palace gate. Some incriminating documents of the outfit are recovered from her possession.

    December 27 A suspected militant is shot dead by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles during a counter insurgency operation at Irilbung Kalika area. One 9-mm pistol along with three live rounds and one Chinese hand grenade are recovered from the possession of the slain militant.

    Two cadres belonging to Noyon faction of the KCP, identified as Moirangthem Anand Singh alias Khingba (31) and Potsangbam Ibochouba Singh (30), are arrested by a combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles in two separate search operations at Kakwa Bazar and Heirangoithong Aheibam Leikai. Moirangthem Anand confesses that he was a former PLA cadre and currently an active cadre belonging to Noyon faction of the KCP. He further confesses of his involvemrnt in the abduction of a staff of the Manipur Fishery Department and extortion of INR one million from the Department as group’s fund. He also admits that he was involved in the hurling of a hand grenade at the house of the Executive Engineer of the Manipur Public Health Engineering Department on December 7. Potsangbam Ibochouba also discloses that he was involved in the abduction of the Fishery Department staff under the ‘command’ of Anand.

  • December 23: A sympathizer of militant groups, Konsam Raghu Singh (49), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Sawombung forest gate. He is involved in collection of money from various individuals and business establishment. He discloses that he was an employee of Manipur Forest Department and was collecting a sum of INR 20 from each truck plying along Imphal-Ukhrul road for giving to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and PREPAK outfits. He also revealed that he had handed over a sum of INR 6200 to the PLA and INR 3200 to the PREPAK. One cellular phone, one driving license and one wallet with a sum of INR 140 were recovered from his possession.

  • December 18: A PLA cadre, Chingangbam Jiten Singh alias Kemba alias Inao (34), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Khurai Lamlong bazaar area. A cellular phone is recovered from his possession. He joins the outfit in 1996.

  • December 12: A suspected PLA cadre, Anil alias Premjit alias Prem alias Ali, is shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel at Semang in Chandel District. One 9-mm US made pistol along with three live rounds, three fired cartridges of 9-mm and one personal diary were recovered from the possession of the slain militant.

  • December 11: A PLA cadre, L. Thonba Singh (31), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Keithelmanbi in Chandel District.

  • December 9: The Kuki Students Organisation (KSO) states that PLA cadres assaulted villagers of Bongte area under Tengnoupal Block in Chandel District on December 5 causing injuries to ten people. The KSO said that defiance to PLA cadres’ insistence against venturing out of the villages to make them human shields angered the PLA cadres. The student body also ask the State and security authorities to extend financial assistance to the injured people as well as to ensure safety of the villagers by taking appropriate measures without any delay failing which agitations would be launched.

  • December 1: A PLA cadre, Ningthoujam Damen alias Tamlen Singh (32), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Khurai Telipati.

  • November 15: Two PLA militants, Laishram Ibothoi alias Kangla (29) and Laishram Umakanta alias Megha Chandra alias Kumar (29), are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Chairen village in Senapati District. Seven live rounds of AK-47 ammunitions are recovered from their possession.

  • November 10: A suspected PLA militant, Salam Kiran Singh (32), is arrested by a combined force of the Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Tokpaching. He gets training in Myanmar.

  • November 7: Sentinel reports that Chinese Army has trained cadres of the PLA outfit. A compact disc having the recorded confession of a PLA militant ‘sergeant’ Ronny alias Robindo alias Roger stated, "China’s People’s Liberation Army remains in contact with Manipur’s PLA. 16 platoons of militants have come back to India after getting trained in China……The training of PLA militants also goes on continuously in Burma. There are many temporary camps in Manipur as well, such as Soibolkuki and Singhat. We train with big guns." Ronny was arrested by the Manipur Police and Army in August 2009. "I finished my studies in 1986, came to Manipur and got married. Facing financial problems, I got involved with the militants," said Ronny. He claims of having close relations with Irengbam Chaoren, ‘president’ of the political wing of the PLA.

  • October 31: The PLA claims responsibility for the October 29 attack upon a convoy of the Assam Rifles at Itam Bridge under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East District.

  • October 28: Indian Army soldiers arrest four militants from Chiri Bridge on the National Highway-53 under Lakhipur subdivision in Cachar District. One of the arrested militants is identified as K. H. Gyaneshwar Singh (32), of Bishenpur District in the State of Manipur. Army sources said he was a 'second lieutenant' of the PLA. The other three militants are reported to be UNLF cadres hailing from Lakhipur. They are identified as Nilot Chandra Sinha (40) of Nayagram, Thomba Sinha (32) of Kunjenleikai and K Premjit Sinha alias Ranjit of Orabil under Lakhipur Police Station.

  • October 27: A PLA militant, Hemba, is shot dead by the SF personnel during a counter-insurgency operation at Phoilenching under Machi Sub-Division in the Chandel District, where around 50 cadres of the PLA along with sophisticated weapons camp at the hillock. While two SF personnel are injured, one AK-47 rifle along with 21 rounds of ammunition and two magazines, some assorted ammunition and incriminating documents are recovered from the possession of the slain militant.

  • October 23: A PLA militant, Laisram Lincon alias Nikolai (38), is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel from Sangkphong Oil Depot area under Lamphel Police Station in Imphal West District on October 23. One hand grenade and three live rounds of AK 47 were recovered from him.

  • October 22: The dead body of a 23-year-old youth, suspected to be an injured militant among a group of PLA cadres who escaped the ambush carried out by NSCN-IM militants at Nungsithaibi on October 19, is recovered from Tangkhul Hundung Itham Lamkhai under Litan Police Station in Ukhrul District. The slain militant was identified as Khundongbam Chetan alias Moba alias Langamba (23).

  • October 19: Two PLA militants, Yengkhom Bungocha alias Sanayai and Pte Laishram John alias Chingkheinganba, are killed by suspected NSCN-IM militants at Nungsit Haibi under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District.

  • October 18: A Bangladeshi cadre of the PLA, Ahelbam Bisorjit Singh alias Pari Kanba (25), while traveling in a vehicle from from Imphal to Moreh, is arrested by the Assam Rifles at Tengnoupal in Chandel District. He belongs to Chittagong area at Mualabi Bazar in Bangladesh.

  • October 15: Normal life and functioning of the Government departments and hospitals are disrupted in Manipur, after the Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), an umbrella body of the outlawed PREPAK, UNLF and PLA, called for a general shutdown and observed a ‘national black day’ against the State’s merger with the Indian Union in 1949.

  • October 11: The Manipur People's Liberation Front, an umbrella body of the PREPAK, UNLF and PLA, calls for a general shutdown on October 15 as "national black day" against Manipur's merger with the Indian Union on that day.

  • October 6: A woman militant of the PLA, identified as Kshetrimayum O. Ibeyaima alias Eche Meitei (47), is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Alu Gali area.

  • September 30: Assam Rifles personnel arrested four militants at Kakching in Thoubal District. They are identified as Serimayum Amarjeet Sharma of the PREPAK, Nongmaithem Roshan Singh of the PLA, Nongmaithem Surjit Singh of the KYKL and Khetrimayum Jemes of the UNLF.

  • September 15: An unidentified PLA militant is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Top Chingtha area under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District.

  • September 13: A PLA militant, Heisnam Rajesh alias Thoiba (21), injured in the encounter with the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) convoy along the Ningthemcha Ngakha Ching hill range under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East District on September 12, is arrested by the Police from Imphal Hospital at RIMS Road in Imphal West District.

  • An injured PLA militant, involved in the same September 12 ambush on a convoy of the IRB, is arrested from Shija Hospital. He was identified as Naorem Ingo.

  • September 12: Four India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel are killed and four others wounded in an ambush carried out by the PLA at Ngakha Hill in Imphal East District. The militants used rocket launchers, lethod guns and other sophisticated weapons to target the vehicles. The militants also snatched an INSAS rifle, an AK-47 rifle and a self-loading rifle before retreating into the hills. The deceased IRB personnel were identified as Khangembam Nanda, Amuchou Singh, Vicky Singh and Ashing.

  • A PLA militant, Gurumayum Kanglen Sharma alias Suraj (20), is arrested by a combined force of the Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles during a search operation at Kakching Khunou area. He was operating in the 'finance section' of the outfit.

  • September 9: A PLA militant, identified as Yambem Nadeshwore Singh alias Jolish (39), is arrested by Imphal East District Police from the Kongpal Thongkhong area. Three live rounds of 9-mm ammunitions are recovered from his possession.

  • Two PLA militants, Oinam Sanajaoba Singh alias Maimu (28) and Sapam Ongbi Kebi Devi (55), are arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles personnel from Heingang Panthoibi Lampak area. Two Chinese hand grenades are recovered from their possession.

  • September 3: A PLA militant, Nongthongbam Jiten Meitei alias Thambalngou (37), is arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Rifles along with US made .32 auto pistol and three live rounds. Jiten joined the outfit in August 2008 through one Inao of the PLA. On Jiten's disclosure, another cadre of the same outfit, identified as Ng. Premeshwor alias Prema (33), was also arrested. The duo is reportedly involved in extortion from general public, Government officials and traders.

  • September 2: A PLA militant, Meihoubam Nimai Chand, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Tekcham in Thoubal District.

  • September 1: Two PLA militants, identified as Gurumayum Milan Sharma alias Laingamba and Gurumayum Kiranbala Devi, are arrested by a combined force of the Imphal East District Police and the Assam Rifles from Kshetrigao area. Three demand letters of the outfit are recovered from their possession.

  • A suspected PLA militant, Mohammed Sakat Ali alias Apik, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Moreh Ward No. 5 Muslim Basti area in Chandel District.

  • August 31: Two suspected PLA militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter at a village near Border Pillar No 99 along the India-Myanmar border under Moreh Police Station in Chandel District.

  • August 21: A PLA militant, Mohammed Waris Khan, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at an unspecified place in Thoubal District.

  • August 19: A combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Army arrests a ‘sergeant’ of the PLA, identified as Sagolsem Bobby alias Roger alias Thoi alias Ahingba, from the residence of a woman member of Thongju Gram Panchayat (village level local self government institution), Ningthoujam Ongbi Mani Devi, at Thongju Pechu Lampak. Following his confession, a cache of arms and ammunition, including two AR-56 Rifles, six magazines, 32 ammunition, one lethode gun, 14 lethode bombs and three Chinese hand grenades with detonators, is recovered from the residential compound of one Athokpam Tomba (40) at Yairipok Tera Urak. Bobby confesses that he joined the PLA in 2000 and after undergoing training at Sajik Tampak, has been working in the auxiliary group of the outfit. Subsequently, two PLA sympathizers, Salam Dewan (35) and his wife Salam Ongbi Memocha Devi, are also arrested by the combined force from Phoubakchao Litan Makhong. 680 rounds of ammunition of 7.62 weapon, 340 ammunition of AK, 25 lethode bombs, one Chinese hand grenade, one I-Com hand hold set with charger, two pipe bombs, six circuit wire bundles, five packets of nitrate salt weighing 100 grams, one cadmium battery, nine electronic detonators, one 27-Detonator and two kilograms of explosive materials, kept concealed around the house, are recovered. They confess that they have been establishing contact with the PLA through phone for the last five to six years and helping in concealing arms and ammunition apart from providing shelter.

  • August 16: Army personnel arrested four PLA militants, including a woman, from Vivekananda Road in the Silchar town of Cachar District in Assam. The arrested militants are identified as Suman Singha alias Lt Rakesh (28) of Dibonkhunao under Jiribum Police Station, Phaijam Irabantta Singha alias ‘corporal’ Ajit Kumar Singha (27) of Sikta Lamlai Police Station in East Imphal, Nabo Kumar Singha (53) of Rongpur under Sadar Police Station of Silchar and Dashumati Devi (40), wife of Nabo Kumar Singha. A cache of arms and ammunition, a motorcycle, and a laptop are recovered from their possession.

  • August 14: Two PLA militants, Selheibam Joy alias Jayanta and Oinam Lukhoi Yumnam Huidrom Khunyai Leikai, are arrested by the combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Army. Nine rounds of ammunition of AK Rifles are recovered from their possession.

  • August 10: Troopers of the Assam Rifles arrest one PLA militant at Tangjing Khunou under Kakching Police Station in Thoubal District. The militant was identified as Kh Pramjit Singh (25) of Tangjing Turel Wangma village.

  • July 23: A PLA militant, Nandobi alias Kisan, is arrested by a combined force of the Assam Rifles and Thoubal District Police from Salungpham.

  • A suspected PLA militant, Chungkham Sanjit alias Romesh alias Ngongo alias Chingkhei, is shot dead by the Imphal West District Police during an encounter at Khawairamband bazaar area. A pregnant woman, Thockchom O. Rabina, is also killed and five other persons sustain injuries in the cross-fire. A 9-mm Mauser pistol loaded with three live rounds, one round in the chamber and a driving license are recovered from the possession of the slain militant.

  • July 19: A woman militant of the PLA, identified as Pebam Sophiya alias Sanathoi, is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Mantripukhrii area. Pebam confesses during her interrogation that she joined the outfit in 2004 and got training at Taikotang village under Singhat Sub-Division in Churachandpur District and she was involved in extortion of money from general public, Government officials and traders.

  • July 16: Two women cadres of the PLA, identified as Soraisam Rose Chanu alias Rani and Huidrom Ibetombi Devi, are arrested by a combined force of the Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles from Wabagai Thingel Leikai Dam Makhong area.

    A woman PLA militant, Oinam Balbati Devi alias Inaobi alias Bal, is arrested by a combined force of the Bishnupur District Police and Gorkha Rifles during a search operation at Keinou area.

  • July 8: One PLA militant, identified as Samjetsabam Inaocha (23) of Salungpham Maning Leikai, was also arrested. During interrogation, he confessed that he is an active PLA member having army number 1943 ‘Lance Corporal’. He joined the outfit in the year 2000 through one Bimol and was presently working in the ‘Publicity Division’ under Bimol.

  • July 4: Two PLA militants were killed during a gun-battle with the SFs in the Tengnoupal area of Chandel District, official sources said. One AK 47 rifle, one carbine, a grenade and some rounds of ammunition were recovered from the incident site, they said, adding that some militants escaped during the exchange of fire.

  • June 28: A cadre of the PLA, identified as Th Ranjeet, was arrested from Kakwa area of the Imphal city.

  • June 19: A PLA militant, M. Nanaobi Singh, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Moreh in Chandel District while moving towards Myanmar.

  • June 16: Troops arrest a PLA militant, identified as Heisnam Subol Singh alias Jiban, during a search operation at Sabal Leikai area.

  • June 13 : A PLA militant, identified as Rojit, is arrested by the Assam Rifles during a search operation in general area of Finga Market under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District.

  • June 12: A PLA militant, Mayanglambam Khelendro Singh, is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Kwakeithel Super Market. Mayanglambam confesses during interrogation that he was operating under the 'command' of one 25 year old PLA militant, Moirangthem Muni, and was asked to extort money and to serve demand letter to people for the outfit.

  • June 8: Two PLA militants, identified as Leiphrakpam Gopen alias Khangba and Salam Ibemcha Devi alias Joyshree alias Sanamacha, are arrested by a combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles from Lamsang Bazaar area.

  • May 31: A PLA militant, Bramhacharimayum Ratan Sharma alias Mangal, is arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Heirok Litan Makhong area. Bramhacharimayum confesses that he joined the outfit in 2000 and got military training at Khongtam in the same year. He was operating under the 'finance section' of the outfit in Thoubal District.

  • A former PLA cadre, Khagembam Mahesh alias Rishikesh, is shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel near Waithou along the India-Myanmar road under Lilong Police Station in Thoubal District. His accomplice, however, manages to escape from the incident site. The report adds that Khagembam opened fire on the Assam Rifles personnel when they asked his accomplice who was riding a motorcycle to stop. Khagembam was the pillion rider of his accomplice and he was killed in the retaliatory firing of the Assam Rifles personnel. Khagembam's family members said he had joined the PLA ten years ago and later deserted the outfit on medical grounds. They further said he left his home since the Assam Rifles was trying to arrest him.

  • May 22: A PLA militant, identified as Naorem Surjit Singh alias Ojito, is arrested by the Thoubal District Police during a search operation at Kakching Turel Wangma area. He confesses that he joined the outfit in the year 2000 and got military training at Chittagong Hill Tract area in Bangladesh.

  • May 19: A suspected PLA militant, Pebam Gunindro, is arrested by a combined team of Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles from Laikoiching area.

  • May 18: A PLA cadre, Tensubam Shatjalnanda alias Momo alias Barun, is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Thangmeiband area. He revealed that he got military training in Myanmar.

  • May 14: A PLA militant is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Moreh in Chandel District.

  • May 11: Two suspected militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter under Tengnoupal Police Station in Thoubal District. Two 9-mm pistols with a magazine, four live rounds of 9-mm pistol, three Chinese grenades and two improvised explosive devices are recovered from the encounter site. One slain militant is identified as Amom Dorendro alias Abo. He left home in June 2008. His family members disclosed that he might have joined the PLA outfit.

  • May 10: Assam Rifles stated that militant outfits like the UNLF and PLA continue with their sole agenda of extortion, intimidation, drug trafficking and smuggling which is proved by the fact that their leadership and their families are getting wealthier by the day. These outfits have a number of over-ground workers who are actually white collared terrorists sustaining terrorism by provisioning money and power to the banned organisations by fleecing the poor public and terrorising them, the press release stated.

  • May 7: A PLA militant, Laishram Nongyai, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel near Thoubal market. One motor cycle, one Chinese mobile and a driving licence and INR 160 are recovered from his possession.

  • May 2: A KYKL over-ground worker, identified as Sanjay Rajkumar of Sagolband, is arrested by troops from a place under Patsoi Police Station in Imphal West District. He confesses during his interrogation that he was earlier a 'tax collector' of the PLA and presently working for the KYKL.

  • April 29: Two PLA militants, Songaih and Laipu, are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel while traveling in a vehicle at Bongyang under Tengnoupal Police Station in Thoubal District.

  • April 24: A PLA sympathiser, Papu Thakur, is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Paona bazaar area.

  • April 12: A PLA militant, Ningthoujam Ranjit alias Apaiba, is arrested by Thoubal District Police during a search operation at Nungoo Awang Leikai area.

  • April 6: A PLA cadre, Thokchom Bijen Singh, is arrested by Thoubal District Police from the Heirok bazaar area.

  • April 5: A PLA cadre, identified as Thokchom Chaothoi of Keinou village in Bishnupur District is arrested by troops.

  • April 4: Two women cadres of the PLA, identified as Nandeibam Aruna alias Kunjeshori alias Cheche alias Abe alias CRP alias Arunibala and Akham Manglembi, are arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Salungpham Mayai Leikai area.

  • April 2: Assam Rifles personnel arrest a PLA militant, Salam Priyo Singh, from Tengnoupal area in Thoubal District, while travelling in a vehicle in the guise of a trader from Moreh to Imphal.

  • March 24: A PLA militant, Elangbam Ratan Singh, is arrested by the Thoubal District Police near Wabagai Khongnangkhong area.

  • March 22: A PLA militant, identified as Leimapokpam Amarjit alias Punshiba, is arrested by troops from Jiri area under Jiribam Police Station of Imphal East District.

  • March 9: One Imphal East District Policeman, Maisnam Suresh, is wounded during an encounter with suspected PLA militants in a house located near the Manipur University. One grenade and live bullets are recovered in a subsequent search operation.

  • March 8: A PLA militant, Thekmaijam Chaoba alias Rajen Singh, was arrested by the Thoubal District Police during a search operation near the NRL Oil Pump in Thoubal Haokha area on. He was operating in the ‘finance section’ of the outfit.

  • March 4: A PLA militant, E. Robinson, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel while traveling in a vehicle from Moreh to Imphal.

  • March 1: A senior PLA cadre, Laishram Robindro Meitei alias Ronny, is arrested by a combined force of the Army and Bishnupur District Police from the National Highway-150 near Toupupki village.

    A PLA cadre, Asheibam Nanao alias Cowboy, is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Wangkhei Puja Lampak area.

    A PLA cadre, Thoudam Joychandra Meetei, is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Lamlong bazaar area.

  • February 28: Troops arrest four militants belonging to the PLA, Military Council faction of the KCP and KYKL during separate search operations in the Bishnupur District.

  • February 25: A PLA militant, Mongjam Chinglemba Singh alias Nongkham alias Naoba, is arrested by the Thoubal District Police during a search operation at Sekpi Khongnangkhong area.

  • February 22: A PLA cadre, Laishram Kanhai, is arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Wangjing bazar area.

  • February 19: Four PLA militants, including two female cadres, and a Bangladeshi 'transborder courier' of the outfit, are arrested by the Border Security Force personnel from Beltoli area of East Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya along the India-Bangladesh border. Six cell phones, two Indian SIM cards, one Bangladeshi SIM card and INR 33,160 are recovered from their possession. They later confess that they wanted to surrender.

  • February 17: Two PLA militants are arrested by the Border Security Force personnel from Shella of East Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya. They are identified as Krishna Mohan from Thoubal District and Sushil alias Santi from Bishnupur District in Manipur.

  • February 12: A suspected PLA cadre, Lisum Premjeet, is arrested by the Border Security Force personnel from Dawki of Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya along India-Bangladesh border. Lisum belongs to Mauang area in Imphal, capital of the neighbouring State of Manipur. One cellular phone is recovered from his possession.

  • February 4: Five militant groups, the UNLF, PLA, KYKL, PREPAK and KCP, jointly ‘award’ death sentence to two men, Ipham Amir Khan and Achom Romen Singh, for their alleged involvement in the January 22 rape and killing of a handicapped woman vendor, Achom Romen, at Moreh in the Chandel District.

  • February 3: Three suspected cadres of the Manipur-based PLA, including a woman, are arrested by the Border Security (BSF) personnel while attempting to exfiltrate into Bangladesh through an area of the Beltoli Border Outpost (BOP) near Icchamati of East Khasi Hills District in Meghalya. They are identified as Mema and her son Vinod, residents of Imphal in Manipur, and Narayan Singh of Bangladesh’s Sunamganj District. Some documents are recovered from their possession. They reveal that Mema’s husband, Y. Babu Thambi, was imparting training to cadres at the PLA training camp in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The mother and son had left Manipur in the night of February 2 for Shillong and then went near the international border where Narayan Singh was waiting for them to guide them across the border to the PLA camp. The report adds that the BSF arrested 16 Bangladeshi nationals, one cadre each of the MULTA and NSCN-IM, 22 Indian nationals attempting to cross the border, besides seizing contraband items worth INR 44 million, fake Indian currency with face value of INR 70,450.

  • January 29: The Assam Rifles personnel arrest a PLA militant, Puthem Khelen Singh, and a KYKL militant, Puthem Amuchou Singh alias Saratchandra, during a search operation at Andro Bazaar under Yairipok Police Station in the Thoubal District.

  • January 27: A suspected PLA hideout is neutralised by the Assam Rifles personnel in the general area of Andro Khunou. One cell phone, one SIM card, two blankets, two bed sheets, cooking utensils and clothing are recovered from the hideout.

  • January 17: Assam Rifles personnel arrest a PLA militant, identified as Thingujam Shobha Singh (22), along the Thoubal-Waithou road in the Thoubal District. He is handed over to the Yairipok Police Station subsequently.

  • January 13: A PLA cadre, Sagolsem Mohon Singh (60), is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Khabam Lamkhai on January 13. He was allegedly involved in extortion activities in the Imphal East District.

  • Three PLA cadres, Laishram London alias Ingoba (25), Wahengbam Chaoba Singh alias Sanjit (28) and Potsangbam Sanjeet Meitei alias Zat (31), are arrested from Kiyamgei area.

  • January 10: Two suspected PLA cadres are shot dead by Thoubal District Police during an encounter near the Buffalo Farm junction at Kharungpat. While other militants manage to escape, three AK 56 rifles, five magazines, 40 live rounds of AK ammunition, two pressure bombs and one bag are recovered from the encounter site.

  • January 4: An achievement report released by the Superintendent Police of Imphal West District, L. Kailun, states that 91 militants, including one PLA cadre, were shot dead and 343 others arrested by the District Police during counter-insurgency operations in 2008. The report says of the 343 arrested, 83 were detained under the National Security Act (NSA). 88 assorted weapons and 989 ammunitions were recovered from the arrested and slain militants, the report adds. In addition, the report further says INR 1, 95,280 were also recovered from these militants.

  • January 3: A suspected PLA cadre is shot dead by a combined force of the Thoubal District Police and Army during an encounter in the Haraorou-Iroilok area. While other militants manage to escape, one AK-56 rifle, one magazine with seven live rounds of AK ammunition, eleven fired cases of AK ammunition, one misfired shell of lethod bomb and one fired case of lethod bomb are recovered from the encounter site.

2008

  • December 25: Two PLA militants, Kshetrimayum Manihar Singh and Nongmaithem Raghumani Singh, are arrested by the Thoubal District Police from Kakching Moirangthem Leikai.

  • December 21: The Thoubal District Police arrest a UNLF cadre, Tekcham Romenkanta Singh alias Ibochouba alias Malem alias Puya, during a search operation at Wangjing Tekcham Leikai. A booklet titled "Nungaiba Phongdokchaba" is recovered from his possession. Puya confesses during interrogation that he was earlier a trained PLA cadre and later joined the UNLF.

  • December 17: The Imphal West District Police and the 12th Maratha Light Infantry arrest two PLA and one UNLF militants from Patsoi Kiyam area. While two PLA cadres are identified as Thangjam Samananda alias Dinesh and Sorokhaibam Inaoton alias Nojen alias Sanjit, the UNLF cadre is identified as Khongbantabam Lanboi alias Echen. The PLA cadres confess that they had joined the outfit in 2003 and 2004 respectively. The UNLF cadre, on the other hand, said that he had joined the outfit in January 2002.

  • December 15: The Imphal West District Police arrest four PLA cadres from Singjamei bazaar. They are identified as Huiningsupham Bonthe alias Bogen, Sanjenbam Herojit alias Ibung, Chingabam Bisho Meitei and Nahakpam Loken alias Lokendro. A vehicle and three mobile handsets along with a SIM card are recovered from their possession.

  • December 2: The PLA 'bans' the export of rice or paddy outside Manipur with effect from December 12, to stop the alleged growing of cash crop.

  • November 15: Two militants, including a suspected PLA cadre, are shot dead by the Imphal West district police commandos during an encounter beyond the southern wall of Manipur University campus. The slain PLA cadre is identified as Thokchom Basanta alias Inao.

  • November 7: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police and the Military Intelligence Unit of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command arrests eight suspected militants belonging to Manipur. They include PREPAK’s 'lieutenant' K. Kanta Singh and member of the outfit’s finance department Achom Jagat Singh, and PLA’s 'finance department member' M. Chittaranjan Singh. "Both the PREPAK members belong to its "Shanti" faction. They have recently rechristened their faction as the United People's Liberation of Kangleipak (UPLK) and Kanta Singh is one of its founder-members," STF sources say. Five other arrested cadres of the UPLK have been identified as Chirom Iboyaima Singh, L. C. Deben Singh, Soram Tomba Singh, Koijam Ibomcha Singh.

  • November 4: A PLA cadre, identified as Kh. Samananda alias Pangkin, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation at Wangjing Bazar under Yairipok police station in the Thoubal district.

  • October 23: A PLA cadre, Khaidem Nanao Singh, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel during a search operation in general area of New Longja. He is involved in drug trafficking and also in money transfer to the PLA camps in Myanmar.

  • October 21 and 22: The PLA signs three 'joint resolutions' with the CPI-Maoist to carry on their respective 'struggle' in a two day long meeting held at 'council headquarters' of the PLA. The 'resolutions' are signed by Alok, 'political bureau member' of the CPI-Maoist, and S. Gunen, 'secretary general' of the PLA. "The so called Merger Agreement of Manipur with the Dominion of India was indeed illegal and unconstitutional," claim the two sides.

  • October 20: A PLA cadre, Mohammed Naship Ali, is arrested by a team of the Imphal East district Police from Palace Compound. He confesses to have been involved in extortion from the general public, government officials and businessmen.

  • October 12: A PLA militant, Mangal Singh, is arrested by the Army personnel from Shivtilla village under Pailapur police station in the Silchar area of Cachar district in Assam. Some incriminating documents are recovered from him.

  • October 9: The PLA militants capture a person, Yumnam Chourjit, and later parade him at unspecified place in the Churachandpur district, for allegedly serving demand note of INR 35,000 and trying to extort a huge amount of money from one Nongmeikapam Inao Singh in the name of the outfit on September 23.

  • September 29: Two PLA cadres, Manoranjan Sharma and Firoz Khan, are arrested by Assam Rifles personnel in the general area Ward No. 5.

  • September 28: Two PLA cadres, Lairenllakpam Eleicha alias Kumar and Thongam Sarju alias Momo, are arrested by the Imphal East district police commandos from Khurai Lamlong areas.

  • September 22: The Imphal West district police commandos arrest a PLA cadre, Lambamayum Shrikanta alias Boy alias Jiringanba, from his residence at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai.

  • September 11: One PLA cadre, Takhelmayum Ingocha Singh, is arrested by the combined force of Imphal West district police commandos and troops of 115 battalion of the Border Security Force from his residence at Nongren Maning Leikai. Following his confession, another PLA cadre, Rungman Purnima alias Angba Maring, is arrested from Yairipok Maring village. Two more cadres of the same outfit are arrested from the Uripok Panchai Maning. They are identified as Ningonbam Birbai Singh alias Ingocha alias Ken and Laipubam Roshan Sharma alias Bhudon. They have joined the PLA in January 2006 and July 2006 respectively through one Paka Singh of Uripok Panchai Maning and both are asked to collect money from the employees of the state government offices. On the basis of their interrogation, police arrest three more cadres of the PLA, identified as Tourangbam Pari Singh alias Paka, Kabrabam Inaobi Singh alias Johnson and Sagolsem Bode Singh from Kangchup Chingkhong.

  • September 9: The Imphal East district police commandos arrest three siblings of a family including a woman, identified as Champa Kangsa Banik, from Thangal bazar for being sympathisers of the KCP and PLA. Other members of the family arrested include Champa’s elder brother, Sunil Kangsa Banik, and her younger brother, Sujit Kangsa Banik. They are involved in the extortion of money from Waheng Leikai and Thangal bazar areas.

  • September 8: One Assam Rifles personnel, Bikram Sharma, is killed in an ambush by the suspected PLA militants near the cemetery at Singngat in the Churachandpur district along the Guite road.

  • August 27: The 'secretary in-charge division-V' of the PLA, identified as Huidrom Chinglemba alias Somorendro alias Jack, is shot dead by Assam Rifles during an encounter at Heingangkhong village in the Imphal East district. While the other militants managed to escape, one 9-mm pistol loaded with four live rounds, three empty cases and four live rounds of AK-47 ammunition are recovered from the encounter site.

  • August 26: The Imphal East district police commandos arrest a PLA cadre, Kshetrimayum Nilakanta Singh alias Mangal, from Haokip Veng. One 9-mm pistol, one magazine and three live rounds of 9-mm ammunition are recovered from his possession.

  • August 24: Assam Rifles arrested two over-ground workers of the PLA, identified as Angom Gojen Singh and his wife Anju Devi, from Tengnoupal. 10 blank Compact Discs, one mobile phone with SIM card and spare battery are recovered from their possession. The couple confessed that the courier was meant for PLA cadres at Tamu in Myanmar.

    One over-ground worker of the PLA, identified as Nongthonbam Premananda Singh, is arrested by the Thoubal district police from Wangbal village.

  • August 20: A team of Imphal East district police and troops of 39 Assam Rifles arrests one PLA sympathiser, Oinam Romesh alias Ngouba alias Angouthoi, from his residence at Ishikha Khunou. Romesh has alleged links with various militant groups and has been supplying arms and ammunition to the banned outfits.

    One PLA cadre, Premanand alias Loya, is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel from Khurai under Lamlai police station.

  • August 18: Assam Rifles personnel arrested two PLA and one PREPAK cadres during a counter-insurgency operation at Khongman. The two PLA cadres are identified as Wangkheimayum Thoi alias Banta and Kirankumar and the PREPAK cadre is identified as Aribam Surjit Sharma.

  • August 9: One PLA militant, Heikrujam Ranjit Singh, is arrested by a combined team of Thoubal district police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel from his residence at Yairipok Top Chingtha Pukhri Achouba Mapal.

  • July 11: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs proscribes five valley based outfits with its factions and frontal organizations under the sub-section 1, section 3 of the Unlalwful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967). The groups are the PLA, and its political wing, the RPF, UNLF, PREPAK and its armed wing 'Red Army', KCP and its armed wing, also called as 'Red Army', KYKL and MPLF.

  • June 29: The combined forces of Imphal East district police commandos and 32 Assam Rifles arrest a PLA cadre, Nongmeikapam Shanta alias Senapati alias Roger, 38, from his residence at Pebia Pandit Leikai.

  • June 29: Two PLA cadres, Ningthoujam Leisemba alias Gobin and Gurumayum Ramesh Sharma, are arrested by Imphal East district police commandos from Bamon Leikai area.

  • June 28: Two suspected militants, including a PLA cadre, Laishram Nanaocha alias Pamheiba, are shot dead by the Thoubal district police commandos at Ukhongsang Mayai Leikai under Yairipok police station. One 9-mm pistol and one Chinese made hand grenade are recovered from them.

  • June 20 : One PLA cadre, Lourembam Ibomcha alias Lamyanba, is arrested by Imphal East district commandos from Kyamgei Mamang Leikai .

  • June 19: The PLA alleges foul play in the entrance test for M. Phil course in the Political Science Department of Manipur University held on March 11.

  • June 15 : One PLA cadre, Waikhong Oken Meitei, is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel in the Sekmai area under Yairipok police station of Thoubal district.

  • June 16 : One PLA cadre, Khaidem Binjoy alias Khomei alias Khomdon alias Mamei alias Leirangton Singh, was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Sugnu area under Kakching police station in the Thoubal district.

  • June 4: Army arrest a PLA cadre, Samananda alias Dinesh, under Patsoi police station in the Imphal West district.

  • May 31: One PLA militant is arrested during a search operation in the Thoubal district.

  • May 28: Troops of the 12 Maratha Li arrest a PLA cadre, Maipam Samchan, from Salam Makha Leikai under Patsoi police station in the Imphal West district.

  • May 23: PLA militants killed a former cadre of the outfit, identified as Pte Ratan alias Thangjam Gypsan, at Kamu Ching under Yairipok police station in the Thoubal district. Lily Leima, 'assistant secretary of communication & publicity' of the Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), political wing of the outfit, said that Ratan deserted the outfit along with one AK-56 Rifle and one hand grenade on December 2, 2007. He reportedly joined the PLA in March 2007.

  • May 21: Three persons, Brajabashimayum Aken, Aribam Dayamoi and Akoijam Geeta, who 'surrendered' before the PLA for allegedly selling betel and tobacco products, are paraded before the media persons.

  • May 19: The PLA militants tonsured a woman, Sudha Tamang, who 'surrenders' before the outfit. She escaped from the captivity of the PLA after being captured by militants for allegedly selling betel.

  • May 18 One PLA militant, Laishram Priyobrata alias Butameno, is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel at Chairel under Kakching police station in the Thoubal district.

  • May 13: Two persons, Tongbram Bharat and Lokendro, 'surrender' before the PLA for allegedly trading in tobacco and other items 'banned' by the outfit. Lokendra has 'surrendered' before the outfit in place of his wife Irom Chonjon, who is accused by the outfit for the 'misdeed'. They are paraded before media persons at an unspecified place in the valley. The PLA spokesperson says they would be caned ten times for dealing in 'banned' items and their shops were shut down for six months. He warns another person, Leimaram Chaobi, of severe 'punishment' in case of her failure to 'surrender' at the earliest.

  • April 29 : The PLA shuts down six shops for six months for allegedly selling tobacco products at Sangakpham Bazaar. A large quantity of tobacco products is also set ablaze by the militants.

  • April 24: One private band party, which took part in the Thabal Chongba (traditional dance) programme held at Arapti Maning Leikai Pureiromba Laibung on April 13, ‘surrenders’ before the PLA. The outfit had asked the band to ‘surrender’ for having violated its diktats.

    SFs arrested a PLA cadre, Yumnam Ibotombi alias Noren, during a search operation in the area under Patsoi police station.

  • April 23: PLA militants tonsured the heads of six women for allegedly selling tobacco products in the valley area. They were identified as Soraisam Roma Devi, Akoijam Maipak Devi, Lourembam Nungsitombi Devi, Koijam Inaobi Devi, Ningombam Baruni and Akoijam Jibanlata Devi. All of them belonge to Thoubal Wangmata Bazaar area. Militants also set ablaze tobacco products ‘seized’ earlier at different places of Thoubal Tata area on April 22. The PLA asks nine other women, identified as Okram Shanti Devi, Akoijam Bina Devi, Kakchingtabam Inaobi Devi, Akoijam Phajabi, Akoijam Purnimashi, Akoi-jam Indira, Akoijam Prema, Yanglem Aruna and Akoijam Chaoba Devi, to ‘surrender’ within five days.

  • April 21: The PLA asks a person, Asheibam Pishak, to 'surrender' within five days before the outfit, for his alleged involvement in the rape of a minor girl.

  • April 18: The owner of the light system, Konsam Ningthem, 'surrenders' before the PLA, at an unspecified place in the Imphal West district. His light system was engaged in Thabal Chongba (traditional dance) at Arapti Ebudhou Puleiromba Lampak on April 13.

  • April 15: One PLA militant, Chongtham Gandhi Singh, is arrested from his residence at Khoyathong Polem Leikai in the Imphal West district. One mobile phone is recovered from him. He confessed that he was operating under another PLA militant, Akoijam Rajen alias Rajendro alias Shimray, and had threatened and extorted a huge sum of money from the Imphal business community.

  • April 13: One PLA militant, identified as ‘ss cpl’ Sanahanba, is arrested by the SFs from Kaibi Makha Leikai.

  • April 10: The PLA shuts down three shops in the Thangmeiband area for six months for allegedly selling tobacco products. A large quantity of tobacco products ‘seized’ from the shops are set ablaze and women owners of the three shops, Mongjam Ongbi Pramo, Ngangbam Ongbi Pakpi and Waikhom Ongbi Khomdonbi, are paraded before the media by militants in the Imphal East district.

  • April 9: One woman, Khamnam Sundari Devi, ‘surrenders’ before the PLA for allegedly selling tobacco products in her shop inside the Manipur University campus. She is paraded before media persons by militants at an unspecified place in the valley area. The outfit stated that two women, Sundari and Manishang Devi, were found selling tobacco products in their shops inside the university campus. While the PLA asked both of them to ‘surrender’, only Sundari responded.

  • April 6: The PLA militants capture four women, identified as Wahengbam Ibemcha Devi, Yumkhaibam Dalini Devi, Aribam Mimi Devi and Takhellambam Yumjangbi Devi, for allegedly selling tobacco products at Sawombung area in the Imphal East district. The outfit reportedly declared a closure of their shops located in the Sawombung area for a five month period.

  • March 30: One PLA cadre, Khumbongmayum Sharat Singh alias Arun alias Likla, is arrested from Kangla in the Imphal East district.

  • March 27: The Assam Rifles post at Biyang under Singhat police station in the Churachandpur district is attacked by the PLA cadres.

  • March 14: Two PLA militants take away a motorcycle along with a cell phone from the gate of the residence of a youth hailing from Langthabal Lap. One PLA militant, identified as Arubam Deven alias Sanaton, was arrested during a search operation at Heibongpokpi Mayai Leikai by the commandos of Imphal West. Preliminary interrogation revealed that he joined the outfit in 1996 under one slain 'sergeant' Benon of PLA and was now working in the finance section under one Sunil of the PLA.

  • March 11: One PLA militant, identified as Thangjam Hemo Singh, is arrested from an area near 2nd MR gate in Imphal. Preliminary interrogation disclosed that he admitted of extorting money from the local shopkeepers. The Army and Manipur Police arrested four militants of the PULF, PLA and KYKL during separate raids in the Imphal West district.

  • March 3: Khupkam Khongsai alias Kamboi, driver of the bus which was earlier captured by the PLA militants for allegedly transporting 20 cases of foreign liquor from Moreh to Imphal on February 12, 'surrenders' before the outfit . Kamboi is paraded before media persons at an unspecified place in the Churachandpur district.

  • February 27: One liquor trader, identified as Kiyam Brojen Singh, and his accomplice, Soibam Abung alias Birbal, are shot at and wounded by the PLA militants at Langol Tarung area under Lamphel police station in the Imphal West district, for their alleged involvement in the transportation of the merchandise.

  • February 24: Addressing the '29th raising day' of the Revolutionary Peoples' Front (RPF), political wing of the PLA, its 'president' Irengbam Chaoren reiterates that the outfit would not sit for peace talks. He said, "The more than 30-year-long battle aims to win back the lost freedom of the Manipuris. India's army is killing the Manipuris. No Indian leader takes the issue of Manipur's freedom seriously. Under these circumstances, how can we enter into peace talks?"

  • February 8: Security forces arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Maibam Arun alias Kumar Meitei, at Kwakeithel in the Imphal West district. February 1: PLA militants abducted a person, Oinam Kunje, and later paraded him before the media at an unspecified place in the Thoubal district.

  • January 29: The PLA militants set ablaze a large quantity of tobacco products earlier 'confiscated' from Khumbong area on January 27. Six shops selling tobacco products are shut down and the outfit has also asked 10 other 'accused' persons to surrender within five days.

  • January 28: One truck is set ablaze by the PLA militants. The militants reportedly captured the vehicle along with two persons for allegedly importing 'banned' beetle leaf at Sangakpham in the Imphal East district on January 22.

  • January 23: One suspected PLA cadre is killed by the security forces when they neutralised a hideout near Salungpham under Yairipok police station in the Thoubal district.

  • January 19: A youth is shot dead by suspected militants at Langmeithek under Yairipok police station in the Thoubal district. Police believe the youth might have been killed by militants for allegedly deserting a militant outfit. Another report identified the killed youth as Ingo of the PLA who deserted the outfit.

  • January 16: Police arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Thangjam Bimolchand Singh alias Satish, from his residence at Pureiromba Nongpok Ingkhol.

    Several shopkeepers who were allegedly selling tobacco products are captured by the PLA militants. A large quantity of tobacco products and beetle leaf ‘seized’ from the shopkeepers are set ablaze at Keisamthong Irom Pukhri Mapal after being handed over to the local Meira Paibis (woman volunteers).

  • January 15: Two persons, Sapam Pradip and Haobijam Singhajit, who had allegedly looted INR 13,100 from a family at Thanga Lawai on January 11-evening, ‘surrender’ before the PLA, who parade them before media persons in the Churachandpur district.

  • January 14: PLA militants capture a couple, Loitingbam alias Ranjitta and L. Naresh Singh, and another person, Konthoujam Nilam Devi, for allegedly selling betel leaves and tobacco. They are paraded before journalists at an unspecified location in the Churachandpur district.

  • January 7: Two tobacco transporters, Khwairakpam Ibo and Laimayum Manaobi alias Inaobi, who 'surrendered' before the PLA, are paraded before media persons at an unspecified place in the Imphal East district.

  • January 6: PLA militants tonsured three women shop owners, identified as Nongmeikappam Lalita, Irengbam Pramo and Irengbam Lilly, for selling tobacco products and betel leaf at Irengbam Makha Leikai in the Bishnupur district.

  • January 3: Three persons, identified as Ibemcha Devi, Thoudam Ibotombi and Laishram Ongbi Thoibi Devi, 'surrendered' before the PLA in connection with the December 31 'seizure' of 1500 tobacco cans from Kangpokpi.

  • January 7: Two tobacco transporters, Khwairakpam Ibo and Laimayum Manaobi alias Inaobi, who 'surrendered' before the PLA, are paraded before media persons at an unspecified place in the Imphal East district.

  • January 6: The PLA militants tonsure three women shop owners, identified as Nongmeikappam Lalita, Irengbam Pramo and Irengbam Lilly, for selling tobacco products and betel leaf at Irengbam Makha Leikai in the Bishnupur district.

  • January 3: Three persons, identified as Ibemcha Devi, Thoudam Ibotombi and Laishram Ongbi Thoibi Devi, 'surrendered' before the PLA in connection with the December 31 'seizure' of 1500 tobacco cans from Kangpokpi.

2007

  • December 31: PLA militants shot at and wounded a person, Yumnam Ibomcha, for his alleged involvement in the sale of tobacco products at Irom Pukhri Mapal. They also tonsured the head of a woman, Yumnam Ibomcha. Both Ibomcha and Purnimashi were produced before media persons in the Ukhrul district. One vehicle was also set ablaze by the same militants at Angom Lawai in the Imphal East district.

  • December 29: The PLA militants shot at and wounded a person for allegedly smuggling illicit liquor in the capital Imphal.

    One person, Thounoujam Dhananjoy, is shot at and wounded by suspected PLA militants at Sekmaijin under Mayang Imphal police station.

  • December 25: A consignment of canned beer, brought in from Myanmar, is 'seized' and later destroyed by the PLA militants at Samaram Laikon in the Thoubal district. The proscribed outfit has banned alcohol in the State since 1990.

  • December 18: The Manipur Director General of Police Y. Joykumar denounces the PLA's statement accusing the security forces of triggering the December 16 bomb blast deliberately to cause civilian casualties even though the cadres of the outfit planted the improvised explosive device. He said the allegation was "nothing but to draw the sympathy of the people and cover up their fault."

  • December 13: The PLA claims that its cadres, as part of their 'Operation Red Sun', attacked a combined group of security force personnel and KNA cadres causing several casualties at Lamlong in the Chandel district.

  • December 12: One woman, Laitonjam Hemolata Devi, is captured and later paraded before the media by the PLA militants in the Imphal West district, for her alleged supply of betel leaf. The PLA states that restriction will be 'imposed' on her movement outside the house for three months. A PLA spokesman claimed that during the 'interrogation', Hemolata has informed that at least 13 persons are selling and consuming tobacco products. The spokesman added that they should 'surrender' to the outfit within three days and the shops should remain closed for three months. PLA militants set ablaze tobacco products 'seized' from four persons, Kangujam Sangeeta Devi , Ape Devi, Ningombam Sampha and Okram Thambou, who are also asked to 'surrender' within three days.

  • December 8: Telegraph reports that the ‘ban’ imposed by the PLA on the import of betel leaves from south Assam to Manipur has affected the trade in the Cachar district of Assam. The members of Prayas, a civil society organisation working for the welfare of cultivators in south Assam, said the ban could affect the south Assam economy in the long run. The report added that people in Manipur have preference for the Bangla and Khasi varieties of betel leaf, grown abundantly in the hills and plains of the Cachar district in Assam.

  • December 2: One PLA cadre, Thokchom Paul alias Sharma alias Ibungo, is arrested by Manipur Police during a search operation at Andro Bazaar in the Thoubal district.

  • One inter-State passenger bus is set ablaze by suspected PLA militants at Koirou Lambi Nepram Leirak under Singjamei police station in the Imphal West district. Police suspect that the incident has occurred in connection with the violation of a ‘ban’ imposed by the PLA on the import of mitha patta (betel leaves) in Manipur.

  • November 26: One betel leaf seller, Pabankumar Gupta, is shot at and wounded and later paraded before the media by the PLA in the Imphal West district. Khomdram Lokeshwor Singh, the driver of a passenger bus, in which Gupta had brought the betel leaf from Dimapur in Nagaland, was also paraded before the media.

  • November 23: Following a threat by the PLA, 14 proprietors of Compact Discs (CD) parlours ‘surrender’ CDs of Hindi and X-rated films to militants. Around 4000 surrendered CDs are set ablaze by the proprietors themselves at Takhel Leikai public ground in the Imphal East district.

  • November 22: One tourist bus plying along the Imphal-Jiribam route is hijacked and later set ablaze by unidentified militants at Naran Konjil under Singjamei police station in the Imphal East district. The bus transporting betel leaves ‘banned’ by the PLA is owned by one Jallauddin.

  • November 20: Two PLA militants are killed by Assam Rifles personnel at Waiton village under Lamlai police station in the Imphal East district. Two 9-mm pistols and two magazines loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition are recovered from their possession.

  • Two PLA militants are killed by Assam Rifles personnel at Waiton village under Lamlai police station in the Imphal East district. Two 9-mm pistols and two magazines loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition are recovered from their possession.

  • One PLA cadre, identified as Ibocha, is killed by the Manipur Police during an encounter at Waheng Khuman under Wangoi police station in the Imphal West district. One of his accomplices, identified as Wangkheimayum Umakanta, is arrested from the encounter site. The encounter occurred after militants opened fire injuring one Assam Rifles personnel, Yumnam Bishorjit, who was being abducted by the militants.

  • November 18: One PLA cadre, Maisnam Sundaram Singh, is arrested from his residence at Nambol Kong-kham Awang Leikai in the Imphal West district. He confesses that he joined the outfit in December 2004 through one Rozy Devi of PLA and he took work order for construction of Nambol L. Sanoi Girls’ Hostel under University Grants Commission programme as a part of collection of party fund under the command of Rozy Devi.

  • November 6: PLA militants set ablaze a tourist bus at an unspecified place near Uran Chingkhong foothill under Irilbung police station in the Imphal East district. The vehicle is targeted since it was transporting betel leaves.

  • November 4: Two PLA cadres, Ibochouba alias Sagar and Premjit Singh, are arrested during two separate search operations at Pachao and Lungkai Kamranga under Jiribam sub-division in the Imphal East district. They were involved in attempting to disrupt electricity supply in the areas and on two different occasions they had planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on electric pylons near Lalpani and Chingdong Leikai. They succeeded in causing damage to one electric pylon at Ching-dong Leikai which resulted in disruption of the power supply and inconveniences to the local people on September 5.

  • November 3: One Border Security Force post is attacked by suspected PLA militants who used automatic weapons and hurled lethod bombs on the troops at Tekcham in the Thoubal district. An encounter ensues the attack. An unexploded lethod bomb was recovered from the incident site and later defused.

  • October 31: Three security force (SF) personnel are wounded when suspected PLA militants attack them at Tuiton Khongkhai under Saikot sub-division in the Churachandpur district.

  • October 30: The PLA militants capture N. Raghu, driver of a vehicle, and later parade him before the media for his alleged involvement in the October 19 incident of giving away four cartons of beetle leaf to another person in the capital Imphal. One unnamed spokesperson for the outfit warns all inter-State vehicles against carrying beetle leaf and tobacco products in the future.

  • October 29: One PLA militant, Vikram Singh, is arrested at Gothel under Moirang sub-division in the Bishnupur district.

  • October 27: The PLA militants capture a female betel leaf seller, identified as Ch. Eliza Kim Aimol, and parade her before media persons at an unspecified place in the Imphal East district. They claim to have extracted two bags of betel leaf worth INR 15,600 from her possession.

  • October 26: Tobacco traders set ablaze a huge quantity of tobacco products at Lamlong Bazaar in the Imphal East district, following the 'ban' declared by the PLA militants on betel leaf and tobacco products.

  • October 25: The PLA militants 'seize' 25 bags of betel leaf, from a vehicle on the airport road in capital Imphal. The 'seized' betel leafs are later set ablaze by militants at unspecified place in the Imphal West district. The outfit also warns the Indian Airlines and other transport agencies against helping in bringing the betel leaf into the State in future.

  • October 23: The PLA militants 'seize' one truckload of betel leaf worth INR 1.5 million from Imphal city and destroy the consignment in the Imphal West district. A spokesman for the outfit says henceforth it will punish anybody selling betel leaf and tobacco, without any warning. The outfit asks the owner of the seized consignment, identified only as Gupta, to surrender to its cadre. Meanwhile, traders of betel leaf go underground in the capital city following the killing of two traders, belonging to the State of Bihar, by PLA militants.

    One trader of betel leaf and tobacco products belonging to the State of Bihar, identified as Anil Sahu, is shot dead by PLA militants at Kakching Ningthou Leikai under Kakching police station in the Thoubal district.

  • October 22: One trader of betel leaf and tobacco products belonging to the State of Bihar, Prashad Jha, is shot dead by PLA militants at Toupokpi in the Bishnupur district.

  • October 15: PLA militants tonsure the heads of two women, Buya Ongbi Cheisam Ningol Gulejan alias Ibemma and Maibam Ongbi Yumnam Ningol Shila alias Angang-cha, and later parade them before the media for their alleged involvement in drug abuse and drug peddling in the Imphal West district. They were reportedly caught along with five grams of drugs by the Meira Paibis, an association of women, from Sekmaijin Thongam Leikai and later handed over to the PLA militants.

    The Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF), a conglomeration of the PLA, the UNLF and the PREPAK, call for a general strike in protest against the alleged merger of Manipur with Indian Union on the same date in 1949. MPLF, the KLO and TPDF also jointly appeal to all the people and militant outfits in the Northeast region to unite.

  • October 14: Three PLA militants, Jhokchan Ratan Singh, Sushil Ningthoujam and Alam Naba Chandra Singh, are arrested from a hotel at Shillong city in Meghalaya. They are later remanded to seven-day police custody. They are arrested while planning to exfiltrate to Bangladesh through Dawki in the Jaintia Hills district.

  • October 7: Intelligence agencies have reportedly established a nexus between the PLA and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), which is part of a wider plan of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to create trouble in entire India. The nexus was revealed by a LeT militant from Manipur, during his sustained interrogation by the security agencies. The militant, identified as Mohammed Sadeeq, was arrested in September 2007 by police from Dudu in the Udhampur district. Sadeeq, who had initially been working for the PLA was later assigned to the LeT outfit by PLA leadership along with four other militants, all of whom hailing from North East, were reported to be operating in the Kupwara district of the Kashmir valley. Sadeeq claims that the top PLA and LeT leadership was in frequent contact with each other through latest channel of communications including internet and mobile telephones. Commanders of the two outfits, if required, also meet in some selected areas of Uttar Pradesh, he reveals. According to him, no LeT militant either from Kashmir or from Pakistan has been deputed in North East so far mainly for the fear of their identification and language problem. Though similar was the problem for North East militants in Jammu and Kashmir too but some of them were deputed by the PLA to Kashmir with the assurance that they would operate in the upper reaches only. He stated that the PLA and LeT had come close to each other only in 2006 after receiving instructions from the ISI.

  • October 6: The PLA outfit imposes a ban on the sale and import of mithapati mana (betel leaf) into Manipur.

  • September 28: One PLA cadre, Mohammed Alauddin, was arrested during a search operation at Lamphel in the Imphal West district. He reportedly took training at Damai in Bangladesh.

  • September 26: An exchange of fire occurs between security forces and suspected PLA militants at unspecified place between Leiramram and Heinoubok under Nambol police station in the Bishnupur district.

  • September 26: One PLA cadre, Ningombam Naoba alias Sindu, is arrested during a search operation at Waikhong area under Kakching police station in the Thoubal district.

  • September 24: One PLA cadre, Leishangthem Bimol alias Puwangba, is arrested during a search operation at Tengnoupal in the Chandel district. One 9-mm pistol with four live rounds is recovered from the incident site.

  • September 16: Two PLA cadres, N Birjitkumar and Poanam Dhanabir Singh, are arrested from an unspecified location under Singjamei police station in the Imphal West district.

  • September 14: Two PLA militants, Yumlembam Shanta Singh and P. Ibochouba alias Lemba, are arrested from Waithou in the Thoubal district. One hand grenade, 20 rounds of AK ammunition and IED fabricating material are recovered from their possession.

  • September 13: A PLA cadre, Wahengbam Kiran alias Chingkhonba, is arrested from Sangaithel area in the Imphal West district.

  • September 2: One woman cadre of the PLA, Rita Devi, is arrested from Moiraba under Sekmai police station in the Imphal West district. One AK-47 rifle along with two magazines and 137 live rounds and some documents are recovered from her.

  • August 26: Gunfight occurs between the Assam Rifles (AR) personnel and suspected PLA cadres at Oksu area in the Imphal East district. While no casualty is reported, AR personnel recover a 7.62-mm light machine gun with five rounds of ammunition, 16 rounds of Avtomat Kalashnikov ammunition, seven fired cases, two pairs of combat dress, two ammunition pouches and belt, cap and pouch from the incident site.

  • August 24: Police arrested a PLA militant, identified as Mutum Anand Singh alias Raju alais Kishan, at Kwakeithel Akham Leikai in the Imphal West district. Two mobile phones and an identity card of Manipur University were recovered from his possession. Elsewhere in the same district, another PLA cadre, Oinam Kiran alias Nongthang, was arrested.

  • August 23: SFs neutralised two transit camps of the PLA and PREPAK, at Tokpaching in the Thoubal district. A solar lamp along with a charger, battery and an inverter were recovered from the camps. The raid was conducted following the arrest of two PREPAK cadres, Angom Ibetombi alias Hemchandra and Ningthoujam Sanjok alias Inou, on August 22-evening.

  • August 22: Security forces arrested a PLA cadre, Phanjoubam Nabachandra alias Romesh, and recovered a mobile handset, a digital camera, documents relating to the PLA and a motorcycle at Sega Road Konjeng Hazari Leikai in the Imphal West district.

    Police arrested a PLA cadre, Ningthoujam Yaima alias Pari Singh, at Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi area in the Imphal West district. Police also arrested a PREPAK cadre, Sagolsem Ibomcha alias Thawaileima, at Thoubal bus parking place in the Thoubal district.

  • August 17: Manipur Police arrest 12 militants, including one PLA cadre, from the official residences of three Members of Legislative Assembly and a former legislator of the ruling Congress Party in the Babupara VIP Colony of capital Imphal.

  • August 13: Troops of the Assam Rifles shot dead two unidentified PLA militants at Thangkhanphai village in the Churachandpur district. Two 9-mm pistols with six rounds and two Chinese-make hand grenades were recovered from the encounter site. Police personnel arrested two PLA cadres, identified as 'Pvt.' Noarem Nitin Kumar and 'Pvt.' Laishram Ingouba of Kakwa locality, from Singjamei area in the Imphal West District.

  • July 25: Police personnel arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Bimol Singh, at Singjamei in the Imphal East district.

  • July 23: Police personnel arrested a PLA cadre, Dharanjeet Singh, and recovered one 9-mm pistol with one magazine and six rounds of ammunition of 9-mm at Thamnapokpi area in the Bishnupur district.

  • July 21: Police arrested a PLA cadre, identified as P. Sanatromba, from an unspecified location.

  • July 19: Assam Rifle personnel arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Nanao Roman, from the Achangbigei area.

  • July 15: Police arrested two PLA cadres, identified as ‘Cpl’ K. Bijel and ‘Lieutenant Cpl’ Rojen, from the Konjin Leikia and Yumnam Leikai areas of Imphal West district.

  • July 14: Three suspected PLA cadres, identified as Thangjam Jatish alias Yaima, Ingudam Chaoba alias Luwang and Naorem Mukesh alias Leikaikanba, are killed in an encounter with the security forces at Bomdiyar area in the Imphal district.

  • June 25: Police personnel arrested a PULF cadre, identified as Mohammed Kudarkhan, at Kshetri Awang Leikai in the Imphal East district along with one toy gun.

  • June 23: During a counter-insurgency operation, Assam Rifles personnel shot dead a suspected PLA cadre, identified as Ali Saha, at Khonghampat in the Imphal West district and recovered a .32 revolver, one live round, one misfired round, and a motorcycle from the incident site.

  • June 21: Troops arrested a PLA cadre, Nongmaithem Basanta Singh alias Kombi alias Achouba, at Chandel Bazaar in the Chandel district and recovered one 9-mm pistol with one magazine along with six rounds of ammunition and one motorcycle from his possession.

  • May 27: Troops of the Maratha Light Infantry arrested a PLA cadre, identified as 'Lance Corporal' Thokchom Sanjoy Meitei alias Guni at Moidangpok Mayai Leikai.

  • May 25: Security forces arrested a PLA cadre, Sagolsem Surendro, at Thouda Bhavok Leikai in the Imphal West district.

    In the same district, police arrested another PLA cadre, identified as Heishnam Mohori alias Loyalakpa, at Iram Siphai. Seven receipts of demand drafts amounting to INR 7, 80,500 and INR 2572 in cash are recovered from the incident site.

  • May 24: Two PLA activists, identified as Meisnam Thoiba Singh alias Bobina alias Jit alias Bee and Khaidem Sadananda Singh alias Sailesh, are arrested by the police at Sagolband Nepra in the Imphal West district.

  • May 21: Assam Rifles personnel arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Koijam Angangton alias Surjit Singh, at an unspecified place.

  • May 15: Police personnel arrested a PLA cadre, Ngangom Imoba Singh alias Premanda alias Tangbi, at Kwakeithel Bazaar and recovered a cell phone along with INR 22,000 from his possession.

  • May 13: Troops arrested two PLA cadres, identified as Oinam Premjit and Naorem Inaobi, at Leimapokpam Awang Leikai in the same district.

  • May 10: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a PLA cadre, identified as Ningthoujam Tomba, at Khurkhul under Sekmai police station in the Thoubal district.

  • May 6: Troops of Assam Rifles arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Thokchom Boby Meitei, from Naorem Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • May 6: One PLA cadre, Konthoujam Nanao alias Thembung, is arrested from his home at Konthoujam Mayai Leikai under Patsoi police station in the Imphal West district.

  • May 2: Three militants and a linkman belonging to the PLA are arrested from a hideout at Fancy Bazaar. They were identified as Yumlembam Malam alias Ibotomba alias Keirangba, Yumlembam Bung alias Ratan alias Malem alias Malengbam, Nongmaithem Amuba alias Nelso, and Nongmaithem Norendra Sinha.

  • April 30: Police arrested a PLA cadre, Irengbam Arunkumar alias Ibungo Singh, at Bamon Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • April 28: Troops arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Mongjam Abung Singh alias Chikeimba, from Lamboikhongnangkhong in the Imphal West district.

  • April 23: One PLA cadre, identified as Nongthom- bam Ibomcha Singh, is arrested at Pourabi Mayai Leikai in the Imphal East district.

  • April 19: Troops arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Chirom Parsad Singh alias Ningthousana, from Khumbong area in the Imphal West district. Following information provided by him, another PLA cadre, Shansham Angouba alais Inglemba alais Maingou, was arrested from Kyamgei area in the Imphal East district.

  • April 17: SF personnel arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Ningthoujam Thocho, from Chingmang Leimakhong in the Imphal East district.

  • April 12: Troops of Maratha Light Infantry arrested one PLA cadre, identified as Chingambam Jeeban Singh, from Konthoujam Mamang Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • April 6: Police arrested a PLA cadre, identified as Konjengbam Thoiba, and recovered one 9-mm pistol, two live rounds and nine rocket propelled bombs from Sana Keithel in the Imphal West district.

  • April 4: Police arrested two PLA cadres, Sagolsem Rocky alias Chingkhei and Chingakham Mohan alias Nongyan, from Lamboikhongnangkhong in the Imphal West district.

  • March 13: A civilian, identified as Mayengbam Bungthoi, who killed a child, Laishram Chinglenkhomba, for a pair of gold earrings, is abducted and subsequently shot dead by the PLA at Lilong Chajing in the Thoubal district.

  • March 12: Security forces killed a youth, identified as Maibam Anand alias Ibomcha, suspected to be a PLA militant, at Waothou Chingjin in the Chandel district.

  • February 23: A PLA militant, Laishram Angou, was arrested from his residence at Mayang Imphal Bazaar in the Imphal West district. A PLA sympathizer, Nongthombam Nanao alias Bikram, was also arrested from his residence at Sekmaijin Thongam Leikai in the same district.

  • February 17: A PLA militant, Maibam Sama-chand Singh, was arrested from Tharoijam under Patsoi police station in the Imphal West district. One scooter was recovered from him.

  • February 8: Two suspected People's Liberation Army (PLA) militants were shot dead by security force (SF) personnel during a counter insurgency operation at Lamlai Bazaar in the Imphal East district. One AK 56 Rifle was recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

  • February 2: A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and two others injured in an ambush by suspected PLA militants at Heirok Part-II in the Thoubal district. Police sources said that the militants opened fire as soon as the BSF personnel approached a local playground. This is the first strike by militants on security forces in the Valley area on the eve of Assembly elections.

  • January 22: Two PLA militants, Konsam Ibeyaima alias Jamini alias Monita Chanu and Khunumayum Tombi alias Gambhini Chanu, were arrested by SFs during a search operation at Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal in the Imphal East district. Another PLA militant, Soraisam Lashitombi alias Bedya Chanu, was arrested during a separate search operation at Thoubal Ningombam Mayai Leikai in the same district.

  • January 15: SF personnel arrested a PLA militant, Th. Hemanta, during a search operation at Awang Leikinthabi in the Imphal West district.

    SFs, during a separate search operation, arrested a PLA militant, Boynao Singh, at Phoilen village in the Churachandpur district.

  • January 7: Security force (SF) personnel arrest a People's Liberation Army (PLA) militant, identified as Khundongbam Rameshore alias Pishak, along with two sympathizers, Kangujam Devananda and Khumukcham Ritubi, during search operations in the Thongju and Ningom Thongjao areas of Imphal West district. A file detailing the outfits' expenditure, cadre strength, fake identity card and a mobile phone were recovered from their possession.

2006

  • December 31: Security force personnel arrests two People's Liberation Army (PLA) militants, identified as L. Hemojit Singh alias Sena and T.Jacky Singh alias Arun, during a search operation at Wanjing Khunou in the Thoubal district. Three live rounds of 9 mm and two rounds of an unknown calibre were recovered from their possession.

  • December 27: Two suspected PLA militants, Yaiphaba and Dinokumar, are killed when an Improvised Explosive Device they were handling exploded accidentally at Umathel Kakching Khunou Lamkhai under Waikhong police station in the Thoubal district. One damaged mobile handset and some wires were recovered from their possession.

  • December 15: PLA militants shot dead two civilians, Mohammed Ahamad Ali and Amirjan, at an unspecified place in the Thoubal district. In a statement issued by the communication and publicity in-charge of the outfit, N Wangba, the duo were awarded 'capital punishment' for being informers of the security forces.

  • December 12: A suspected PLA militant is shot dead by security force (SF) personnel during a counter-insurgency operation at Arong Nongmaikhong in the Imphal West district. One M-20 pistol and two live rounds were recovered from the slain militant.

  • December 9: An encounter between SF personnel and suspected PLA cadres occurred at Nongpok Keithelmanbi under Yairipok police station in the Imphal West district. However, there was no casualty.

  • November 30: Suspected People's Liberation Army militants attacked security force personnel who retaliated at Kumbi Setapur under Kumbi police station in the Bishnupur district. However, no casualties are reported.

    A PLA cadre, Sanasam Angouba alias Inglemba alias Ingocha alias Tiken, is arrested from Lilong Arapti area in the Imphal East district.

  • November 20: At least six Central Reserve Police Force personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, are injured when militants ambushed their convoy at Nambol Sabal Leikai in the Bishnupur district. The militants reportedly escaped after the ambush. In a subsequent search operation, several empty cases and a bomb were recovered from a vehicle abandoned by the militants. The PLA claimed responsibility for the ambush.

  • November 7: Police arrested two 'Corporals' of the PLA, Konsam Iboyaima alias Jamini and Yumlembam Bungo alias Malemnganba, during a search operation at Bishnupur and Nachou in the Bishnupur district.

  • November 1: A PLA cadre, identified as a 'sergeant major' Khingba, was shot dead by security force personnel in a counter-insurgency operation at Kakching Khunou under Waikhong police station in the Thoubal district. Another cadre of the outfit, Leimapokpam Gautam, was arrested. A 9 mm pistol along with a magazine having four live rounds of ammunition was also recovered from the possession of the militants.

  • October 27: One PLA cadre, Thoudam Inao Singh alias Dinesh, was arrested from Sekmaijin under Mayang Imphal Police Station.

  • October 22: A People's Liberation Army cadre, Chongtham Naocha alias Ratan, was arrested at Kiyam under Patsoi police station in the Imphal West district.

    The PLA captures three persons, Miabam Sanjay alias Naobi, Angom Sureh alias Nongbal and Heiningsungbam Amitkumar, for their involvement in the extortion under the guise of the cadres' outfit. They were later paraded before the media at an unspecified place in the Bishnupur district.

  • October 21: A PLA cadre, Inao Singh alias Sana, is arrested by SF personnel during a search operation at Khurkhul under Sekmai police station in the Imphal West district.

  • October 15: One PLA militant, 'corporal' Khongbrai-latpam Govin Sharma alias Washington, is arrested from Samaram in the Thoubal district.

  • October 11: A PLA cadre is arrested by security force personnel in a search operation from Imphal city.

  • August 20: Manipur Police arrest a PLA cadre, Angomjambam Lokhon Meitei alias Amarjit, during a search operation at Lairenkabi Mamang Leikai in the Imphal East district.

  • August 11: Two PLA cadres, Loitongbam Sunil alais Abungo and Bogen, are killed during an encounter with a team of Manipur Police at Takhel Mamang Leikai under Lamlai police station jurisdiction in the Imphal East district.

  • July 30: PLA kill one of its former colleagues, Kangabam Romio alias Bobby, at Okram Chuthek under Irilbung police station limits in the Imphal East district.

  • July 27: A PLA cadre, Thoudam Khambaton alias Umakanta Singh, is arrested from Khurai Thoudam Leikai in the Imphal East district.

  • July 22: A nine-year-old boy, Haobijam Surjakanta, is killed in crossfire between PLA and a team of Manipur Police personnel at Wangjing in the Thoubal district.

  • July 21: Manipur Police arrests a PLA cadre, Maibam Anand alias Ibomcha, from Ukgongshang Mayai Leikai in the Thoubal district.

  • July 19: A PLA cadre, Kangbam Naoba alias Sadat, is arrested from New Bazaar in the Churachandpur town.

  • July 15: SFs arrest two PLA cadres from Lungbam Awang Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • July 14: Assam Rifles kill a PLA cadre at Thiyam village under Irilbung police station limits in the Imphal East district.

  • July 13: Manipur Police arrests a PLA cadre, Moirangthem leo alias Ibomcha, from Khurai Thoidingjam Leikai in the Imphal East district.

  • July 12: A PLA cadre, Mohendro Singh, is arrested from Keithelmanbi Bazar in the Imphal East district.

  • July 12: SFs arrest three PLA cadres, Elangbam Lokendro Singh, Mayengbam Mangal and Huirongbam Ingocha Singh, from North AOC area of Imphal city.

  • July 10: SF personnel arrest a PLA cadre, Athokpam Kangla alias Sumi Meitei, from the New Bazaar area of Churachandpur town.

  • July 9: SFs arrest a PLA cadre, Sukham Khing Singh, during a search operation at Kakching Khunou in the Thoubal district.

  • July 2: SFs arrest a PLA cadre, Kh. Sangilcharan, from a spot under Kakwa police station limits in the Imphal West district.

  • June 28: PLA cadres kill a civilian, Takhellambam Menaka, at Wangoo Lupa Marup in the Thoubal district.

  • June 28: The dead body of a police personnel, Nongthombam Kumar, who was abducted by PLA from the Imphal area on March 16, is recovered from Heingangching under Heingang police station limits in the Imphal East district.

  • June 24: One PLA cadre, Joy, is arrested from Moirangpurel in the Imphal city.

  • June 21: A PLA cadre, R.K. Sanayaima, is arrested from Thiyam under Nambol police station limits in the Bishnupur district.

  • June 19: Two PLA militants are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Samurou Maning Leikai under Wangoi police station limits in the Imphal West district. Another PLA cadre, Nabakumar, is arrested from Iroishemba Chingol near Imphal city.

  • June 14: Three PLA militants are killed and four others wounded in an ambush laid by the SFs at Wakshu under Tengnoupal police station limits in the Chandel district. Three AK-47 rifles along with a huge cache of ammunition and incriminating documents are recovered from the incident site.

  • June 11: A PLA cadre, Athokpam Ngub alias Nanda is arrested from Athokpam in the Thoubal district.

  • June 10: A PLA cadre, Naobi is arrested from Nungoi in the Imphal West district along with 14 rounds of AK rifle.

  • June 9: One PLA cadre, SS lance corporal Jotin Kumar, is killed in an encounter with the security force personnel at Lamlong under Tengnoupal police station limits in the Chandel district. One 9mm pistol, and a Kenwood radio set are recovered from the slain cadre.

  • June 7: A PLA cadre, Yaima Singh alias Megha is arrested from Khekman in the Thoubal district.

  • June 1: A PLA cadre, Hakujam Nanaw, is arrested from Marignthel under Tengnoupal police station limits in the Chandel district.

  • May 22: A security force personal and a PLA cadre are wounded in an exchange of fire at Yongkhul under Tengnoupal police station limits in the Chandel district.

  • May 20: A PLA cadre, Lieutenant Feroz Ahmed is killed in an encounter with the SFs on the Mantripukhri-Ahallup road under Heingang police station limits in the Imphal East district. One 9mm pistol is recovered from the incident site.

    Two PLA cadres, Manglen Singh alias Kaka and Lemba Singh alias Ranjit are arrested from Yaingbi under Mayang Imphal police station limits in the Imphal West district.

  • April 29: SFs kill Nongmeikapam Punshiba, a senior leader of the PLA, at Laphupat Tera of Imphal West district. A 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition is recovered from the killed militant.

    A PLA cadre, Punshiba alias Makak, is arrested from the Pulem Pat area along with one 9 mm pistol and a magazine containing 10 live rounds.

  • April 27: A PLA cadre, Longjambore alias Sanathoiba, is arrested along with one 9mm Chinese pistol from the Chandel town.

  • April 22: A PLA cadre is arrested from Salam village in the Imphal West district.

    Another PLA cadre is arrested along with one M-20 pistol and three live rounds of M-20 ammunition from the DM College Campus in Imphal city.

  • April 20. A PLA cadre, Lt. Th. Inaoton alias Chinglen, is arrested from Phaknung in the Imphal East district.

  • April 14: A PLA cadre, Ph. Premananda Sharma alias Ibungosana, is killed in an encounter with the security forces at Lupa Marup under Sugnu police station limits in the Thoubal district. One .9 mm pistol along with four live rounds is recovered from his possession.

  • April 13: A PLA militant is killed in an exchange of fire between the troops of 33 Assam Rifles and the outfit’s cadres at Kakching Khunou under Waikhong police station limits in the Thoubal district. One M-20 pistol and six live rounds of AK-47 ammunition are recovered from the site of the encounter.

  • April 10 : People of Keinou area in the Bishnupur district capture two persons, Mohammed Hasan alias Tomba and Mohammed Azad Khan, while they are extorting money in the guise of PLA cadres and hand them over to police personnel.

    Two PLA cadres, 'SS L/Cpl' Kh Robinchandra Singh alias Krishna and 'SS Pvt' T Brogen Singh, are arrested during separate search operations from Lamsang Awang Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • April 6: Two persons, Mohammed Fazul Haque and Mohammed Munik, are killed and two others, including a woman, are wounded by suspected PLA cadres at Pangong Makhong Chingthak under Porompat police station in the Imphal East district.

  • April 5: A PLA cadre, 'sergeant major' Baari alias Mayengbam Imbakgcha Singh, is arrested at Arapati Maning Leikai under Lilong police station in the Thoubal district.

  • April 3: Two militants, including a PLA cadre, are killed by security force personnel in an encounter at Saiton Khunou under Moirang police station in the Bishnupur district. Police sources said that one M-20 pistol with two live rounds, two hand grenades, and two live rounds of AK-47 ammunition are recovered from the encounter site. However, two militants, including another PLA cadre, managed to escape from the incident site.

  • March 29: A PLA cadre, Mohammed Boy, was found dead at his residence in the Sora Langthabal area of Thoubal district. A 9 mm pistol is recovered from the incident site. The exact cause for his death is yet to be ascertained since unconfirmed reports mention that he may have committed suicide.

  • March 29: A person, Akham Satischandra, is caught while extorting money from an educational institution posing as a cadre of the RPF, political wing of the PLA, and is later paraded before the media by volunteers of the All Manipur Students' Union at a place in the Imphal East district. A pistol is recovered from his possession.

  • March 27: A former militant, Konjengbam Abung alias Gulapi Singh, is shot dead by four unidentified militants at Phumlou Leikai under Lamshang police station in the Imphal West district. The slain person was a PLA cadre and later joined the KCP before giving up arms and eschewing violence.

  • March 21: A PLA cadre, Kanta alias Manjana, is arrested by the Thoubal district police from Heirok. 200 grams of IED material, one detonator, three live rounds of 7.62mm and gun powder are recovered from the arrested PLA cadre who was allegedly involved in the March 13-ambush on slain police inspector N. Lokhon Singh and firing on the BSF post at Heirok.

  • March 21: Three PLA cadres, Keisham Binakumar alias Joykumar, his wife Keisham Rina Devi, and Huidrom Bijen alias Naoba, are arrested during a search operation at Ngaikhong. Another PLA cadre jumps into the river and is drowned while being chased by the troops at Arong Nongmaikhong in the Imphal West district.

  • March 21: According to the 2005 Annual Report of the Manipur Police, 23 militants, including four PLA cadres, surrendered during the year.

  • March 16: The residence of a CPI Legislator, Dr. M Nara, is attacked by suspected PLA cadres at Thoubal Tentha.

  • March 13: Nine cadres of six militant outfits, including two PLA cadres, surrender along with a large cache of arms and ammunition before the Commander of 3 Corps, Lt. Gen. Z.U. Shah, at the Head Quarters of Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) at Mantripukhri in the Imphal city. The surrendered PLA cadres deposit one AK 47 rifle, one hand grenade, RS Kenwwod, one 9 mm pistol and a huge amount of ammunition.

  • March 11: Four unidentified PLA cadres and a woman, Maikham Singlai, are killed and a two-year old child is wounded in an encounter between the SF personnel and militants near Chingkhan Yonyer village under Tengnoupal police station in the Chandel district. Three AK-47 rifles and one AK-LMG are recovered from the slain militants.

  • February 24: A PLA cadre, identified as M. Joykumar alias Kangleipak, is shot dead by security force personnel in an encounter at Katang village under Tousem sub-division in the Tamenglong district.

  • February 23: Troops neutralise a PLA hideout and kill a cadre of the outfit, N Kangleipak Meitei, at Katyang village under Tousem sub-division in the Tamenglong district. An AK-47 rifle, an automatic grenade launcher with 17 live grenades, a SLR, an US carbine, four 12 bore rifles, two radio sets, a radio set interceptor, generator set, 12 rifle magazines along with incriminating documents, large number of uniforms of the outfit and large quantity of ration and medicines are recovered from the hideout.

  • February 20: PLA ‘arrests’ a person, Moi-rangthem Sanjoy Meitei, from the Imphal East district for his alleged involvement in the collection of a huge amount of money from the people on the promise of providing them contract works on behalf of the outfit.

  • February 20: Four police personnel are killed by the PLA at Thoubal Bazaar and in the retaliatory firing, one militant is killed. However, two others manage to escape from the incident site. One 9mm pistol and two hand grenades are recovered from the incident site.

  • February 7: Two PLA cadres, identified as ‘Pvt’ Lohim alias James and ‘Pvt’ Logjemba, are killed by the SFs in an encounter at a place along Ngarian hillock road under Irilbung police station in the Imphal East district. One 9 mm pistol and ten rounds of ammunition are recovered from the incident site.

  • January 28: A PLA cadre, Laiphrakpam Boy alias Boynao, is arrested during a search operation at Moirangkampu Makha Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • January 26: Chingkai village headman, Kamkhohe alias Kampu, is arrested from the Lamphel area of Imphal West district in connection with the murder of Inspector General of Police (Intelligence), T. Thangthuam, by the PLA on December 31, 2005.

  • January 25: Two PLA ‘bomb experts’, Nandeibam Nandakishore alias Bung and Maibam Dhamendra Singh, are arrested by the Imphal West district police from Imphal Palace Gate.

  • January 23: Four suspected PLA cadres are killed in an encounter with the security forces (SFs) at Sandankhong in the Bishnupur district. Apart from a vehicle, one motorcycle, three AK 47 rifles, one lethod bomb, three magazines, 24 bullets and six bombs were recovered from the incident site.

  • January 15: The PLA ‘arrests’ four persons, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Thoudam Naba-chandra, Sahomburg Moirangthem Ibungo, the lecturer of Education Department of Biramangol College, Meisnam Lokendro and Khangenbam Sanahal, for allegedly collecting Rupees Two lakhs from people in different places of the Churachandpur district on behalf of the outfit.

  • January 14: A PLA cadre, M. Basanta alias Koba, reportedly an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist, is arrested from the Koirou village under Singjamei police station in the Imphal West district.

  • January 14: Two SF personnel, Ananda Mani and Sukadev Singh, and one unidentified PLA cadre are killed during search operations at the Khoibu Maring village in the Chandel district.

  • January 8: A suspected PLA cadre is shot dead in an encounter with the police inside the DM College campus at Thangmeiband in the Imphal West district. Three of his accomplices, however, manage to escape. A 9 mm pistol with three live rounds, and a Kinetic Activa-brand scooter are recovered from the incident site.

  • January 4: Two PLA cadres, Salam Premjit alias Naoton and I. Rome, are arrested during separate search operations from Moirangpurel Khunou Makha Leikai in the Imphal East district and from Sapam Leikai in the Thoubal district respectively. Four AK-47 rifles are recovered from the latter.

  • January 4: An unidentified PLA cadre is arrested in a search operation, subsequent to a militant ambush on the Thoubal district police personnel, at Nongbram under Yairipok police station.

2005

  • December 31: The Manipur Inspector General of Police (Intelligence), Tunglut Thangthaum, is killed along with a Constable and two police personnel are injured in a suspected PLA ambush at Oinam area in the Bishnupur district.

  • December 4: Three PLA cadres, including a woman, are arrested from the Thoubal district. About 300 blank permits are reportedly recovered from the woman.

  • November 26: Police commandos of Imphal West district arrest a PLA cadre, Maibam Bor Singh, from the Awang Sekmai Koujeng Leima area.

  • November 3: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) extends the ban on four militant outfits, including the PLA operating in Manipur, for two years. Addressing the press after a CCS meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi, the Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that the Union Government has decided to extend the ban on UNLF, PLA, KCP and KYKL. He also informs that the ban is extended as the outfits still continue to indulge in unlawful activities in India’s North East.

  • November 1: A civilian, Nandeibam Navy alias Ratan, is shot at and wounded by PLA cadres somewhere in the Imphal East district. The victim is shot for allegedly ‘extorting money’ from Kongba Makha Chongbi bazaar in the name of the outfit.

  • October 19: The Chandel district police arrests three PLA cadres, Khuraijam Manao alias Nilamani, Nongthongbam Abung alias Tisan and Khudam Shyam, from Japhou Bazaar.

  • October 13: A combined team of Bishnupur police commandos and Gorkha Rifles arrests two militants belonging to the PLA and PREPAK from Thanga Chingning. While the PLA cadre has been identified as Tongbram Babuchand Meitei from Chandrapur Merabam Leirak, the PREPAK cadre is identified as Ningthoujam Nabachandra alias Deven from Keibul Heikha Leikai.

  • October 11: Two militants, one each belonging to the UNLF and PLA, are killed in an internecine clash at Kam Ranga village under Jiribam police station in the Imphal West district. While the police have recovered the body of UNLF cadre, identified as Ningombam Sanathoi alias Umbilen, PLA cadres have managed to take away the body of their slain colleague.

  • October 10: The Imphal West district police arrests a PLA cadre, Moirangthem Rameshwor alias Maninganba Singh, from Keishampat Churchandpur bus parking on Tidim road.

  • October 10: SF personnel kill a PLA cadre in a counter insurgency operation at Chassad in the Ukhrul district on. An AK-47 rifle, three magazines, one hand grenade and one radio set are recovered from his possession.

  • October 8: Three PLA cadres are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Thanga Tangkhul village under Kamjong Chasad sub-division in the Ukhrul district. Three AK-47 rifles, one M-16 rifle, nine magazines, one radio set, three hand grenades and a huge quantity of ammunition are recovered from the incident site.

  • October 3: A PLA cadre, belonging to the ‘finance department’ of the outfit, identified as Thangjam Romesh, is arrested from Lamding Ngam Leikai in the Thoubal district.

  • September30: Two PLA cadres, identified as Thokchom Bungcha and Oinam Kunjabi, are arrested from Moirang Thana Leikai area and Chandapur bus stand in the Bishnupur district.

  • September 26: Troops of the 33 Assam Rifles in a joint operation with the police arrest a PLA cadre, Sanajit alias Sana, from New Chakan bazaar. A scooter, a typewriter, two sets of WLL telephones, 9 mm rounds, one kilogram of gelatin, Rupees 20,000 and incriminating documents are recovered from him.

  • September 25: A hardcore PLA cadre, Th. Sana alias Max, is arrested from by a combined team of Thoubal district commandos and 33 Assam Rifles personnel from Kakching Chumnak Leikai under Kakching police station. Currency worth Rupees 20,000, twenty half kilogram packs of gelatin, one typewriter, two live rounds of 9 mm pistol, two sets of WLL telephone and one scooter are recovered from his possession.

  • September 21: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are killed in a PLA ambush at Kumbi Khodrak road in the Bishnupur district.

  • September 19: One SF personnel is killed in a PLA triggered IED explosion near Jiribam in the Imphal East district.

  • September 16: A PLA cadre, Boby of Keibul Sangram, is arrested during a search operation at an unspecified place in the Bishnupur district.

  • September 13: PLA releases the Manipur Students’ Union leader, Kh. Ashok Kumar, after a week in captivity. He is handed over to his family members in the presence of some mediators at an undisclosed location.

  • September 11: Six PLA cadres are arrested during a search operation in front of the Bishnupur police station. The arrested militants are identified as Ahongshangbam Chittaranjan, Longjam Thakur alias Romesh, Mutum Ngongo alias NG, Aribam Sanatomba Luwang alias Tomboy, Oinam Sunil alias Nanao, Yumnam Robert alias Bobo alias Malemnganba alias Meiraba.

  • September10: The Imphal West district police arrest four PLA cadres, Sorokhaibam Premchand Singh, Soibam Lalngam Meitei, Mohammed Jane Khan and Ningombam Bibhas Singh, from Lalambung Makhong.

  • September 10: Three PLA cadres are arrested from Uripok area in the capital Imphal. Two of the arrested are directly involved in the September 6-abduction of Manipur University Students’ Union president, Ashok Kumar Singh.

  • September 6: Unidentified militants, who claim to be members of the RPF, political wing of the PLA, assault and later abduct the president of the Manipur University Students’ Union, Ashok Kumar Singh.

    PLA cadres trigger an explosion targeting a road opening party of the BSF near Laikoi Ching under Lamlai Police Station in the Chandel district. No casualty is reported in the incident.

  • September 3: A suspected PLA cadre, Oinam Naoba alias Nanao, is arrested near Machu Cinema hall in the Imphal West district. A demand letter of the outfit is recovered from him.

  • August 27: A PLA cadre, R. K. Meiraba alias Romeo, is killed in a counter insurgency operation at Sekmaijin in the Thoubal district.

  • August 14: A PLA cadre, R. K. Kanta alias Ibungo, is arrested at Haobam Marak Chingtham Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • July 31: A PLA cadre, Okram Tomba, is arrested in a search operation at Ningthoukhong in the Bishnupur district.

  • July 28: The Imphal East district police arrests a PLA cadre, Loitongbam Bikram Singh, from Singjamei Oinam Thingel locality during a search operation.

  • July 27: Three PLA cadres along with a UNLF cadre are arrested during search operations at Kakching Khunou and its surrounding area in the Thoubal district. One 9 mm pistol and three live rounds of ammunition and incriminating documents are recovered from their possession.

  • July 26: A PLA cadre, Thingujam Jiten alias Vinod, is arrested from Waikhong Bazar Maning Leikai in the Thoubal district.

  • July 15: A suspected PLA cadre, Nanao, is arrested during a raid at Yairipok Keithelmanbi Maning Leikai locality in the Thoubal district.

  • July 11: The RPF, political wing of PLA, claims responsibility for the July 10 bomb attack on the Assam Rifles patrol at Waithou in the Thoubal district. The outfit’s 'communication and publicity assistant secretary' Lily Leima says that PLA cadres have returned to their hideout safely after the incident.

  • July 10: Three SF personnel are killed and seven persons, including two civilians, are wounded in a PLA triggered bomb explosion and subsequent ambush on a SF patrol at Waithou Area in the Thoubal district.

  • July 10: A former PLA cadre, Aheibam Herojit, missing from his residence reportedly since July 7, is killed by unidentified militants at Nungchappi in the Imphal East district.

  • July 6: The Imphal West police arrests a PLA 'corporal', identified as Khundrakpam Shanta alias Paikhomba of Heirok part-II,from the RIMS main gate.

  • June 30: Five SF personnel and four suspected PLA cadres are killed and three others injured in an encounter at Thangjng Ching in the Churachandpur district. Four AK-47 rifles, one lethode launcher, one pistol, one radio set, one grenade and incriminating documents are recovered from the incident site.

  • May 29: A PLA cadre, Dolendro Singh, is arrested along with some incriminating documents at Sawombung area under Lamlai police station in the Imphal East district.

  • May 26: A trader is killed by suspected PLA cadres at Ningthoukhong Bazaar in the Bishnupur district.

  • May 25: A civilian, Arun Thakur, is shot at and wounded by unidentified militants at Uripok locality of the capital Imphal. The victim had reportedly defied the ‘ban’ on using tobacco products ‘imposed’ by the PLA and KCP.

  • May 22: Two PLA cadres, Ramesh Hijam and Tomba Meitei, are arrested at Kamengsabal under Lamsang police station in the Imphal West district.

  • May 13: The Imphal West district police arrests a PLA cadre, Sorokhaibam Iboton Singh, from the Lamshang Bazaar area.

  • May 12: The Imphal East district police arrests a PLA cadre, Mutum Sanathoi, from the Kongba area.

  • May 11: A PLA ‘sergeant’, Nongthombam Ingo, is arrested from the Khurai Sajor Leikai Babu Hotel area of the Imphal East district. One Sub Machine Carbine and one magazine along with six live rounds of 9mm ammunition are recovered from his possession.

  • May 9: The Imphal East district police arrests a PLA cadre, Yaikhom Rohen, from Phaknung village.

  • April 15: A PLA cadre is arrested from Heitup Pokpi Heirok part-I locality in the Thoubal district.

  • April 5: A civilian and one police personnel are injured in an exchange of fire between the SFs and suspected PLA cadres at Baruni Chingkhong under Lamlai police station in the Imphal East district. Meanwhile, two cadres of the outfit are arrested from Khuga Tampak area in Churachandpur district. One AK-47 rifle along with five live rounds of ammunition is recovered from their possession.

  • March 24: A t least six women cadres of the PLA are arrested during two separate raids carried out in the Bishnupur district.

  • March 4: A PLA cadre is arrested during search operations at Wahengbam Leikai area in the Bishnupur district.

  • January 31: The Imphal West District police arrests a PLA cadre, Moirangthem Romesh Singh, from the Yaiskul area.

  • January 25: A ‘town commander’ of the PLA, Mahendro Singh alias John, is arrested along with some live ammunition from Churachandpur town.

  • January 20: The Thoubal district police commandos arrests a ‘second lieutenant’ of the PLA, Nonthombam Sudeshkumar, along with his wife during a raid at Khoidum Pat, and SF personnel arrest two other PLA cadres, Boycha and Romeo, during a separate raid at Sagolmang in the Imphal East district. One Chinese made pistol, one magazine and a few rounds of ammunition were recovered from their possession.

  • January 16: A PLA hideout is neutralized at Theogtang Zoukanou in the Churachandpur district, and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 76 AK-47 and AK-56 rifles, 20 SLRs and other small arms along with a large quantity of ammunition, are recovered.

  • January 9: The Imphal East district police arrests a PLA woman cadre, Pebam Sophia alias Sanathoi, during a raid at Khurai Ningthoubung Leikai in the capital Imphal. Based on her confession, security forces conduct a similar raid at Singjamei Kshetri Leikai, in which another PLA cadre, Laishram Mocha alias Nanao, is arrested. A computer along with 27 compact discs is recovered from the latter.

2004

  • December 20: The Imphal East District police arrest two PLA terrorists, Asem Yaima and Asem Shyam, from the Mantripukhri area of Imphal on charges of extortion from an oil pump at Sekmai.

  • December 13: A PLA terrorist is killed during an encounter with the police at Singjamei Maibam Leikai in the Imphal East district.

  • December 12: The Imphal East district police arrests a PLA terrorist, Mohammed Firoz Shaha, from the Palace Gate area of Imphal.

  • December 10: Manipur Police personnel kill a PLA terrorist during an encounter at Lalambung Makhong in Imphal city.

  • December 9: A PLA terrorist, Tolen, is arrested from an unspecified location in Imphal.

  • December 5: The Imphal West district police arrests a PLA cadre, Kabrabam Inaobi Singh, from the Uripok area of Imphal city.
  • November 18: The RPF and the PLA call for a boycott of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s schedule visit to the state on November 20 and 21, saying that there is no reason to celebrate the visit of the Prime Minister of a country that has ‘forcibly annexed’ Manipur.

  • November 15: Two PLA terrorists, Halngam and Angkholet arrested from L Khabal village in Churachandpur district.

  • October 12: PLA terrorist Dinamani alias Dina arrested from Patsoi in Imphal West district.

  • October 9: Six PLA terrorists and a security force personnel are killed in an encounter at Khonkai in Churachandpur district.

  • October 1: A CRPF personnel is killed and fifteen persons injured in a PLA ambush on a CRPF patrol party at Geljang in Churachandpur district.

  • October 1: PLA terrorist Hamom Dumdumba arrested from the Sanjenthong area of Imphal city.

  • September 26: Suspected PLA terrorists detonate explosives targeting the official residence of Dr. S Budhichandra, candidate of the Congress party for the Konthoujam bye-elections to the State Legislative Assembly, located at Lamphel Sanakeithel area of Imphal city.

  • September 18: Two PLA terrorists, Laishram Boston alias Binoy alias Ajit Singh and Khundrakpam Persun Singh alias Ronaldo, are arrested from Maibam Leikai Bokul Makhong and RIMS crossing area in Imphal West district.

  • September 16: Two PLA terrorists, including a ‘lance corporal’ identified as Nongthonbam Ibomcha alias Chandrakumar, are arrested from the Keibi Loushangkhong area of Imphal East district during a cordon and search operation.

  • September 15: Security forces arrest two PLA terrorists from Wangjing-Salungbam in Thoubal district.

  • September 3: The RPF and its armed wing, the PLA, call for a general strike on September 5, boycotting the visit of Union Minister for Home, Shivraj Patil, to Imphal.

  • July 10: A suspected PLA woman cadre is killed during an encounter with the Assam Rifles personnel at Yaiphalok Maring village in Imphal East district.

  • June 2: Assam Rifles personnel kill a suspected PLA terrorist at Kakching Khunou under Waikhong police station jurisdiction.

  • May 24: Security forces kill a PLA terrorist in an encounter at Sanjenbam Lamkhai in Imphal West district.

  • April 23: Suspected PLA terrorists attack the private residences of three Congress ministers, Family Welfare Minister Bijoy Koijam, Minister of State for Fisheries Maniruddin Sheikh and Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Mohammad Allauddin, in different part of Manipur.

  • April 4: Security force personnel belonging to the 12th Assam Rifles (AR) kill a PLA terrorist identified as Konjengbam Sanjoy near Keibi Loushangkhong village in Imphal East district.

  • March 26: Two Assam Rifles personnel are killed during an encounter with suspected PLA terrorists at Thanga Heisnam Leikai in the Bishnupur district.

  • March 24: Security force personnel arrest three PLA terrorists in separate incidents in the Imphal East district.

  • March 18: Two PLA terrorists are arrested from the Imphal West district along with a 9mm Mauser pistol, one magazine, three live bullets and four live bullets of 9 mm pistol.

  • March 15: Security force personnel kill a suspected PLA terrorist, identified as Khumanthem Naoba, at Khurkhul in the Imphal West district.

  • March 7: Report indicates that PLA’s 'Operation Red Star' launched against the security forces from June 25, 2003, to February 25, 2004, has ended.

  • March 2: Assam Rifles personnel kill a suspected PLA terrorist, identified as Irengbam Shyamananda, during an encounter at Awang Sanjenbam in the Imphal East district.

  • February 27: Imphal East District police arrest two PLA cadres from Uripok Bachaspati Leikai.

  • February 17: Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are killed during an ambush laid by suspected PLA terrorists at Moirang Khunou in the Bishnupur district.

  • January 29: Two PLA terrorists are killed in an encounter at Sanjembam village near Imphal.

2003

  • December 23: A Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) terrorist is arrested from Leimapokpam Khunpham Mayai Leikai in the Imphal West district.

  • December 17: Two PLA terrorists are killed during an encounter with the security forces at Loitang Khunou under Sekmai police station jurisdiction in the Imphal West district of Manipur.

  • December 13: PLA terrorists attack the 28th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Kwakta in the Bishenpur district of Manipur.

  • November 30: Tripura Police arrests four PLA terrorists from Kadamtala in the North Tripura district.

  • November 29: Two PLA terrorists are killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Yairipok area of Thoubal district.

  • October 15: Security force personnel kill three PLA terrorists during an encounter at Singda village in the Imphal West district of Manipur and recover an AK-47 rifle with magazine, one 9mm pistol with magazine, a radio set, 200 grams of explosive materials, two detonators, 15 rounds of AK-47 ammunition and two live rounds of 9 mm ammunition from the encounter site.

  • September 2: Assam Rifles personnel kill a PLA terrorist during an operation at Okshu Ngakhasi Chingjin, under Lamlai police station limits in the Imphal East district.

  • August 26: At least three suspected PLA terrorists, including a woman cadre, are killed when a bomb exploded accidentally near the Sekmai police station in Imphal West district.

  • August 20: Security force personnel arrest at least six PLA terrorists from the Iroisemba Chingjin area in the Imphal West district.

  • August 6: Manipur Police kill one suspected PLA terrorist during an encounter in the Wabagai Keirak area of Thoubal district.

  • July 27: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Irrigation Minister W. Brajabidhu Singh escape unhurt when PLA terrorists attack their convoy at Wangjing area, about 35 kilometers from the State capital Imphal. Two of their security guards are killed and seven others injured during the subsequent encounter with the terrorists.

  • July 23: Three PLA terrorists are arrested from the Keishamthong Hodam Leirak area in Imphal.

  • July 8: Dead body of Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) ‘publicity chief’, Ningthoujam Mangoljao alias Sanjit, is recovered from the Nambul River near Irom Meijrao in Imphal West district. RPF is the political wing of People’s Liberation Army.

  • July 4: At least five terrorists, including three PLA cadres, are arrested from various places in the Imphal West and East districts.

  • June 25: At least four RPF terrorists, including a ‘corporal’, are arrested from the Imphal East district.

  • June 14: 'Central committee' chief of PLA identified as Khomdram Lalaba alias Jayentakumar is killed during an encounter with the Manipur Police at Nandeibam Uku, under Singjamei police station limits in Imphal East district.

  • June 12: A woman cadre of the PLA identified as Angom Romita alias Nanao succumbs to her injuries at a local hospital in Imphal.

  • June 9: Security forces during a search in the vicinity of the Ukhongsang village in Thoubal district arrest a PLA terrorist along with one sympathizer.

  • June 3: Imphal West district police arrest a PLA terrorist from the Loitang Mamang Leikai area.

  • May 30: Assam Police arrest a suspected conduit of the PLA from the Christian Basti area in Guwahati after securing specific information from a PLA terrorist, Bimal Singh, arrested earlier on May 28.

  • April 29: Security forces arrest three persons, including a hardcore PLA terrorist, identified as Wahengbam Dhanajeet, on charges of extortion from local engineers in the Sawombung Kabui Khunou.

  • April 13: Proscribed Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), political wing of the PLA, observes 'martyrs' day' and urges the general public to pay 'homage' to its slain cadres at the memorial in Cheiraoching, Manipur.

  • March 19: Police arrests four PLA terrorists during separate raids across the State.

  • February 20: Army personnel operating in Jiribam subdivision, Manipur, destroy a terrorist hideout jointly used by PLA and the Kuki National Front (KNF) in the Sonapur area of Imphal East district.

  • February 17: A PLA suspect is arrested in connection with the murder of Manipur Electronic Media Journalists Union vice president and Vision North East chief correspondent Yumnam Meghajit Singh.

  • February 8: Tripura Police arrests three PLA terrorists from the Deorachara area in North Tripura district.

  • January 21: PLA demands Rupees one million for the release of abducted Food Corporation of India (FCI), Dimapur district Manger, R Sadashiban.

  • January 5: Four PLA cadres are arrested from Hiracherra, under Kailasahar police station limits, in North Tripura district while crossing over to India from Bangladesh following their training in that country.

2002

  • December 30: Manipur police arrest two PLA terrorists from Waithou village, Thoubal district, Manipu and recover a wireless set, some incriminating documents and some live rounds of AK-47 rifle.

  • December 12: Four PLA terrorists are arrested from Nongpok Sekmai, Thoubal district. They are identified as Th. Jiten Singh, H. Somorendro Singh, S. Nande Singh and A. Basanta Singh.

  • December 1: Imphal West district police shoot dead a PLA terrorist in an encounter in Tharoijam Mayai Leikai, Manipur. A revolver, some live ammunition rounds and some incriminating documents are recovered.

    Imphal West district police arrest two suspected PLA terrorists, identified as Khumanthem Amujao and Leihoutabam Dinesh Sharma, along three other suspects.

  • November 20: A PLA terrorist is killed in an encounter with police in Kiyamgei Mamang Leikai, under Singjamei police station-limits, Manipur.
    Manipur police arrest three terrorists of the PLA, identified as corporal Laishram Ojit, Leishungbam Rajen and sergeant Nongthonbam Ingo, in Bamon Kampu, Imphal East. They also and recover a Spanish Lama pistol, three magazines, 27 9mm bullets, a Chinese-made grenade, a Kenwood communication set, a foreign-made cordless mother telephone with antenna, among other things.

  • September 10: Police chargesheet two PLA terrorists, arrested in Delhi, on March 15, 2002, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). They are also chargesheeted under the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Passport Act.

  • July 08: Three suspected PLA terrorists and a sympathizer are arrested from Sapermeina in Senapati district. Two 9 mm pistols and a stolen car are seized from their possession.

  • June 12: Manipur Police commandos shoot dead a PLA terrorist and arrest another in Khurai, and seize a 9 mm pistol and a Chinese made hand grenade from them. June 7: A suspected PLA terrorist is arrested from a hotel at Laitumkhrah in Shillong, Meghalaya.

  • May 14: The Thoubal district police arrest a woman PLA terrorist in Thoubal Wangban. She hails from Langathel Khumanthem Leikai village and is believed to have had trained outside India.

  • May 3: Security forces in Manipur shoot two PLA terrorists dead in separate incidents and recover a 9mm pistol with some live ammunition rounds.

  • April 23: Two terrorists of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) are caught by residents of Uripok Lamboikhongnangkong village for extortion and repeated theft of vehicles.

  • April 22: Two terrorists and three civilians are killed following clashes between the PLA and the Border Security Force (BSF) between Sugnu and Sangaikot.

  • April 10: PLA claims responsibility for killing four security force personnel at Pangei, on April 9 and for the April 2-killing of a security force personnel.

  • March 27: PLA announces it had, on March 23, shot dead two of its cadres, whose bodies were recovered in Iroisemba Loukon, situated between Tangjeng and Gwaltabi villages, for alleged links with security forces.

2001

  • September 18: Army personnel kill five PLA terrorists during encounter at Khoupum valley near Mamong village in Tamenglong district.

  • May 3: Three PLA cadres arrested in Tripura.

  • February 20: Four People's Liberation Army (PLA) terrorists gunned down at Naorem in Bishnupur district.

2000

  • December 20: Three PLA cadres killed in Chandel and Thoubal district.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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