Incidents and Statements involving ZRO/
October 7: Son and wife of founder
Principal of St Peter School, Langol have been injured after some
cadres of ZRA attacked them inside the school campus. Although the
assailants fled the scene immediately, locals chased them and captured
one of them identified as Thangboi Tung-dim. One .38 pistol loaded
with five live rounds was seized from his possession.
July 20: ZRA's political wing, Zomi
Re-unification Organisation has terminated its already suspended
general secretary D Kamsuanthang following a cabinet council resolution
for his alleged involvement in instigating revolt against the organisation.
June 20: A team of Assam Rifles
arrested a group of 17 alleged cadres of ZRA/ZRO along with a huge
cache of arms and ammunition from Churachandpur District. The recovered
arms and ammunitions from the militant team includes 15 AK assault
rifles with 28 magazines and three Hand grenades, three Wireless
Transmission sets, 1355 AK ammunitions and another two live rounds
of M-16 rifle.
January 25: Seven militants, who
were engaged in activities with an aim to disrupt the assembly elections
and intimidating voters in different places of Thanlon and Tipaimukh
assembly constituencies, were arrested in Churachandpur District.
The arrested militants include four from UTLA, identified as Paolallein
alias Dev, Sejan Mang alias Vikki, Kampu alias
Wilson and Mangminthang alias Remix. The two others, Ralupthung
and Songte, were arrested from a place in Tipaimuk assembly constituency.
They were involved in providing logistic support and shelters for
movement of Manipur's HPC-D cadres. Another arrestee was identified
as ZRA cadre, Thuanminlun, who was arrested from Bukpi areas while
he was committing illegal activities related to elections.
January 22: The SFs arrested two
ZRA cadres, identified as Satsei and Lamneijang Vaiphei Lilanwaiphei
during another extortion attempt at Leimakhong Bazar in Senapati
District. In another case of an extortion bid the SFs arrested a
KNF-P cadre identified as Letkholun Kipgen from Santipur in Senapati
and recovered four extortion slip from him.
October 23: The CBI charge sheeted three cadres
of the ZRA in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of INR 4.54
crores from UBI Churachandpur branch in October 2009.
September 18: SFs arrested a militant of the ZRA
identified as Luntun Hao alias Haopa (37) at Leilon Khunou
village in Senapati District.
March 17: SFs arrested
four militants in the different parts of State. SFs arrested a ZRA
cadre identified as one Thangchingkhup alias Temboy (30)
from Lanva Bridge in Churachandpur District.
15: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram spent about 45 minutes in
the designated camp of ZRA, a signatory to the SoO agreement, at
Singhat in Churachandpur District. "The cadres are very positive.
They want to start political dialogue. We are moving forward with
the process," the Home Minister said.
October 30: Troops
of 46 AR arrested two cadres of ZRA from New Lamka, from Churachandpur
District. The militants were identified as ‘Captain’ Lamkosat (27)
alias Arrow, and ‘Lieutenant’ Mungsonping (29) Copper. One 9 mm
Pistol with five live rounds were recovered from their possession.
They were handed over to Imphal West Police Station.
September 18: A designated camp
of the ZRA, which is under the Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement
with the Government, opened at Teikot in Churchandpur District.
July 11: At least for ZRA cadres
were arrested by a combined force of the Imphal West District Police
and Assam Rifles from Don Bosco school gate on July 10. They were
identified as Rolen Haokip alias Lianpu (30), Helen alias
Jangkholen Khongsai (27), Seithang alias Thangboi Haokip
(23) and Minthang Haokip (29). They disclosed that they were operating
for the KCP and they were asked to extort money from the general
public and Government employees for the outfit’s fund. One 9-mm
pistol along with magazine, two live rounds, one cellular phone
and another 9-mm pistol along with magazine and two missed rounds,
one live round were recovered from the possession of Rolen Haokip
and Helen respectively.
May 11: In the backdrop of severe
shortage of fuel and other essential commodities, the ZRA fixed
fuel prices and threatened to 'punish' anyone violating its diktat
in Churachandpur District.
March 24: The Vaiphei People''s
Councils (VPC) of Chongkhawzou Block in Henglep sub-division and
Tuiliiduang Block of Thanlon sub-division in Churachandpur District
lodged a complained before the Assam Rifles on the presence of ZRA
cadres in the civilian populated area.
January 13: Two ZRA cadres are killed
in a clash with PLA militants at Singtam Khunou under Singhat Sub-Division
of Churachandpur District. The slain cadres are identified as Thangminlun
alias Tiger (30) and Kangjamon alias Mark (22). The
ZRA is signatory to the Suspension of Operation (SoP) agreement
signed with the Union Government.
September 20: The leaders of the central committee
of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) hold talks with ZRA and Hmar
People's Conference- Democracy (HPC-D) at Churachandpur. They ask
the outfits not to interfere in the coming elections to the 40-member
August 22: The Thoubal district Police commandos
arrested two militants during separate search operations. They include
one ZRA cadre, Arambam Hera Singh, and a cadre of the Sengoi faction
of the KCP, identified as K Inungo.
August 8: The ZRA 'arrests' two KLA militants, Kamlal
alias Kenedy and Paukholet alias Jack, while allegedly trying to
extort money from villagers of Sangaikot areas. The report adds
that the duo demanded INR 5000 each from two villages of Molhoiphai
and Bongjang along the Sugnu road and was threatening to burn homes
and hearths of the villages if they failed.
March 27: One person, identified as Lalminthang,
is shot dead by suspected ZRA cadres at Sim Veng in New Lamka, for
his alleged involvement in the molestation of a girl at Gangpimuan
cemetery under Churachandpur police station on March 26-night.
May 20: SFs arrested two ZRA cadres, identified
as Lutkhomang alias Michael and Moirousang, at an unspecified place
and recovered ten live rounds of 9-mm pistol and a motor-cycle from
March 7: The dead body of a former militant of the
Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA), identified as Siamthianmuan alias
Benjamin, is recovered from Nghathal village in the Churachandpur
district. He was reportedly abducted by ZRA cadres from his residence
at New Lamka.
September 21: Three ZRA cadres, Lamneimang alias
Sanahal, Pukhalam alias Niuroad and Biaklian alias Biaka, were beaten
to death after being abducted by rival cadres of the KNA at Sielmat
in the Churachandpur district.
The ZRF in a statement claimed its involvement in the killing of
three ZRA cadres, in association with the KNA at Sielmat. The outfit
alleged that the ZRA cadres were involved in the killing of V. Hanglunthang,
'general secretary' of ZRF, on September 29, 2005.
August 20: Two civilians are killed, while four
others sustained injuries when a group of ZRA cadres opened fire
towards a crowded church targeting a patrol party of the Assam Rifles
at Vengnuom in the Churachandpur district.
July 12: An exchange of fire between rival cadres
of ZRA and United Socialist Revolutionary Army (USRA) take place
at Lamka in the Churachandpur district.
July 10: An exchange of fire takes place between
the rival cadres of ZRA and USRA at a spot between Phailen and New
Lamka in the Churachandpur district.
June 29: ZRA kills a youth, Ginpithang Kipgen, at a place between
Nengthal and Ngathan in the Churachandpur district.
June 27: One UNLF cadre, T. Naobi,
is arrested from Tera Amudon Leikai in the Imphal city.
June 23: A ZRA cadre, Pauminlun, is
killed during an encounter with the security forces at Lailam Veng
in the Churachandpur district. One AK-47 rifle with nine live rounds
of ammunition is recovered from the encounter site.
February 19: United Socialist Revolutionary
Army accuses ZRA of showing disregard and contempt to the Vaiphei
tribe and reportedly asks them not to take part in the coming Zomi
Namni celebration. The outfit says: "As our tribe identity has been
challenged, USRA believes the Vaipheis need not submerge themselves
in the so called community 'Zomi."
January 31: The six-month cease-fire
agreement earlier concluded between the Army authorities and eight
militant outfits, including the KNO, KNA, KNF-Z, KNF-MC, KLO, KLA,
ZRA and ZRO expires.
September 19: One ZRA and six ZRF cadres
are killed in an internecine clash at Loibual village in the Churachandpur
district. A girl suffered a stray bullet injury in the clash. The
ZRA cadres also decamped with the weapons of the deceased ZRF cadres.
September 1: Central Reserve Police
Force claims that a vehicle recovered from the ZRA cadres at IB
Road in the Churachandpur district on August 29 belongs to a son
of the chairman of the Manipur Assembly’s hill areas committee,
identified as Songchinkhup, who has admitted that the vehicle belongs
to his son Tual Minthang and has been taken away at gunpoint by
some militants a few days ago.
August 29: Six ZRA cadres were arrested
along with a consignment of arms and ammunition by a Central Reserve
Police Force patrol party at IB Road in Churachandpur. A vehicle
belonging to the son of a Congress party leader in the State, in
which they were travelling, was also seized.
- August 20: Suspected
ZRA cadres kill a civilian, identified as Khaikholien, at Bungpi village
under Thanlon police station in the Churachandpur district.
- August 9: ZRA
announces a six-month long cease-fire with the security forces with
effect from August 1.
- June 9: A civilian
is killed and three others sustain injuries after being caught in
the crossfire during a clash between ZRA and Zomi Revolutionary Force
cadres in the Sumtuh and Mualpheng areas of Churachandpur district.
- June 9: The police
arrest a ZRA female sympathiser, identified as Niyangmuan Kim, from
Lamka in the Churachandpur district. 62 live bullets of AK-47 rifles,
six receipt books of the outfit along with a sum of Rupees 72,900
was recovered from her possession.
- April 19: Suspected
ZRA cadres kill Jamkhothang alias Thang-boi alias Joy Vaiphei, 'operational
commander' of the United Socialist Revolutionary Army, a breakaway
faction of the ZRA, at Rengkai in the Chandel district.
- January 13: ZRA
cadres kill two of their former colleagues who had deserted the outfit
at an undisclosed place in Manipur.
26: ZRA terrorists kill a civilian at Ngathal village in the Churachandpur
district for alleged ‘anti-ZRA activities’.
16: ZRA cadres kill a former president of the All Tribal Students
Union-Manipur, identified as E. Vungkholian Paite, and another person
at Lamphelpat in the Imphal city for "conspiring against the
July 1: The
ZRA, in a statement issued by its ‘commandant 201 battalion’ T.
Romeo, denies involvement in extortion in Mizoram’s Champhai town
near Myanmar border. Further, it alleged that the extortionists
were from ‘Zothon faction’ "a bunch of gangsters having their base
in Champhai who have come together without the knowledge of ZRO."
April 8: The
ZRA and Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) terrorists sign
a ‘peace truce’ during a meeting held at the residence of L B Sona,
‘chairman’ Zomi Council, to settle the misunderstanding between
the two groups.
March 31: ZRA
militants kill two HPC-D cadres and a civilian at Rengkai village
in the Churachandpur district.
June 13: The
ZRA claims that a Government vehicle bearing registration number
MN-01-G-0068, belonging to the electricity department, had been
provided by Power Minister T Phungzathang, hailing from Churachandpur,
along with a sum of Rs. 2.6 lakhs, to a ‘captain’ of the ZRA without
the knowledge of the organisation.
ZRA cadres shot at and wounded a person, namely Thangkhanlian Paite,
in the New Lamka area. Reports claimed it was in retaliation to
extortion of money from the public in the name of the outfit.
August 27: Three
terrorists were killed in an encounter between two rival groups
at Tokvum village in the Churachandpur district. One group suspected
to be the ZRA attempted to intercept another consisting of Kuki
National Front (KNF) and United National Liberation
Front (UNLF). While the first two are reported
to belong to ZRA, the third deceased was a member of the KNF.