Two powerful bombs exploded in
Shingjamei area near Imphal. The IED was exploded through a remote-controlled
device when people were celebrating New Year Day around 5.30am.
A team of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) rushed
to the spot and cordoned off the area before launching a search
operation. Different social organisations have appealed to militants
not to explode bombs in crowded area.
A Chinese hand grenade wrapped
inside a plastic bag was found outside the house of one Huidrom
Ongbi Chandrakala Devi, head of a village in the Wangbal area
of Thoubal District.
Five cadres of KLO/KLA which is
under tripartite SoO pact with the State Government and the Government
of India fled from their designated camp taking along with them
10 weapons. The five cadres fled from their Shamusong designated
camp located within Saikul sub-division of Senapati District,
informed a source.
Employees of Public Health Centre
of Khumbong in Imphal West District staged sit-in-protest to denounce
alleged extortion notice served by an armed group. Some of the
employees present at the protest site mentioned that two unidentified
persons showed up at the Centre recently and demanding that each
of the employees cough up INR 10,000 and also insisted that the
collected amount should be handed over within December 31, 2013.
Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam,
who is also in-charge of Home Department, stated that the Army
authorities' intimation to the State Government they would not
like to house former militants in their camps any longer is being
studied between the State Government and the Ministry of Home
Unidentified armed persons suspected
to be cadres of NSCN-IM robbed a passenger bus carrying a consignment
of betel leaves at Maram Centre in Senapati District. The passenger
bus was travelling from Guwahati to Imphal. After stopping the
bus, the armed persons pulled down betel leaves put inside five
plastic buckets. It is suspected that the armed cadres confiscated
the betel leaves in connection with monetary demand.
A Myanmar national, identified
as Mohamad Nasiruddin (23), who entered the state with forged
documents was arrested by Police. Mohamad Nasiruddin was travelling
in passenger van from Imphal to Moreh when the vehicle was halted
at Pallel in Thoubal District by Police.
Suspected MNPF militants, ambushed
a patrolling team of the Border Security Force near Misihoubi
in between Laikoiching and Moirangpurel about 9 km south west
from Lamlai Police under Imphal East District.
The MNPF has in the meantime claimed
that the outfit had launched an attack on the 49th Battalion C-Coy
BSF using IED.A statement of the outfit has said that the attack
was carried out by a select team of the outfit's army, MNPA. The
outfit has further claimed that four Security Force personnel
were killed during the attack. However, other reports claim no
casualties during the attack.
SFs arrested a KYKL militant,
identified as Maibam Chaoba alias Rojen alias Iboton
(31), while conducting a search operation at Pechi area of Yairipok
in Thoubal District. One 9mm pistol with three live rounds was
recovered from his possession.
||SF arrested another KYKL
cadre, Athokpam Tomba alias Huikap Tomba Meitei (45), while
conducting a search operation at Sekmaijin area in Thoubal District.
SFs recovered one .9mm pistol along with two live rounds of ammunition
and a mobile handset from him.
Persons lobbed a hand grenade
at the House of PWD Executive Engineer Pukhrambam Mani located
at Thamnapokpi under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur District.
Although there is no report of human casualty, two cars (Maruti
800 and i-10) were partially damaged by the blast. It is suspected
that the attack was related with monetary demand.
SFs rescued one Jangkholun Guite,
village secretary of Haokip Champhai of Saikul under Sagolmang
Police Station in Senapati District, who was kidnapped on January
2 by suspected KNA-I cadres. Guite was rescued by the SFs from
Kholjang village under Kangpokpi Police Station in Senapati District.
Further, SFs arrested two militants of KNA-I along with one 7.65mm
pistol, live rounds and two letters on the latter pad of KNA-I.
The Kuki militants conglomerate,
URF celebrated its second raising day at their Loitang Khunou
||Refuting the claim of
the MNPF that four BSF personnel were killed in an offensive launched
against troops of 49 BSF on January 4 at Laikoiching, the BSF authority
on January 7 said that the claim was totally baseless.
||The UKLF has urged the
Govt to stop entertaining new armed groups into the SoO pact as
the present trends are likely to encourage the formation of more
and more armed groups in the days to come.
A powerful bomb hurled by the
militants exploded at the construction site of a railway line
at Nungba area in Tamenglong District. No casualty was reported
in the powerful explosion which took place.
SFs raided a NSCN-K camp near
Lungchai village of Tamenglong district. Taking advantage of darkness
and forested areas as well as alarm from their local sympathizers,
the cadres managed to escape, leaving huge cache of arms and ammunition.
The indefinite ban imposed on Times of India
newspaper in Manipur by the MSF has been lifted. However the ban
on the RSS for demanding extension of the AFSPA-1958 shall continue.
AR and suspected cadres of the
ZUF were engaged in a 20 minutes long gun battle at Langkhong
Khunthak in Tamenglong district. According to a source, AR troops
launched an assault in order to drive out some suspected ZUF cadres
who have opened a temporary camp at Langkhong Khunthak. Later,
the armed militants fled from the scene. There is no report of
casualty on either side.
Some unidentified persons attacked
a team of 143 CRPF by lobbing a hand grenade followed by a volley
of gunfire at Irang along NH-37 in Tamenglong District. The CRPF
team escaped unhurt. It was suspected that the assailants were
ZUF cadres driven out by AR troops.
Suspected armed cadres of KNF-N
abducted four persons who are engaged in construction of road
near Singda Dam.
UNC had called for a 48-hour general
strike in the "Naga populated" areas of the state beginning from
January 16-midnight. The UNC said that the strike was called on
to protest against the lack of positive response and sincerity
by the Union Government on its demand for the alternative arrangement.
However, no further information about the strike is available.
||An explosive of medium
intensity exploded near the AR transit camp at Minuthong in Imphal
East District. The bomb exploded just 30 metres away from the eastern
gate of the transit camp behind the western compound wall of Khuman
Lampak Sports complex .However, no casualty was reported during
Police arrested four persons including
a juvenile in connection with the recent desertion of five cadres
of KNO/KLA along with weapons from the outfit's designated Sinai
Camp in Senapati District. A source said that the four persons
were arrested by personnel of Imphal Police Station from New Lambulane
in New Checkon area in Imphal East District.
SFs arrested one PREPAK militant,
'Chapel' Kamjam Milan Singh alias Somendro (21), in Wangjing
Bazar area. One .32 pistol with three live rounds was recovered
from the possession of the arrested militant.
SFs arrested one KYKL cadre, Koijam
Nimai Singh (53), at Manaingkhol area in Imphal West District.
Four live rounds of 5.56 mm and a SANSUI mobile phone with three
SIM cards were recovered from his possession.
SFs arrested one PREPAK Over Ground
Worker, as Huidrom Deban alias Yambung (45), at Upokpi
area of Imphal West District.
A cadre of UTLA-SK Thadou was
killed and three others injured in an attack by a rival ULTA-Robert
Singson in between Leingangpokpi and Phaital in Imphal East District.
Unidentified miscreants exploded
a bomb outside the private residence of Nambol MLA Nameirakpam
Loken, located at Sangaiprou in Imphal West District. No casualty
was however reported.
One NSCN-IM cadre, Hormi (30),
who sustained injuries in a gun fight with ZUF cadres at Bhalok
village of Tamenglong District on November 12, 2013 succumbed
to the injuries at Shija Hospital in Imphal. Notably, three ZUF
cadres were also killed in the gun fight.
Unidentified militants abducted
a driver of a mini-truck and a labourer from near Kanglatongbi
temple under Sekmai police station in Imphal West District.
Unidentified assailants exploded
a hand grenade at the residence of one Moirangthem Indrasana alias
Indrasen in Thoubal District.
SFs arrested one KCP-MC cadre,
Haojam Kiran Meetei (25), while conducting a search operation
at Ningthoukhong Awang Khunou in Bishnupur District.
In a follow up operation at Kumbi
and Saiton villages in Bishnupur District, three more cadres of
the KCP-MC, Oinam Sobha Singh (55) Wahengbam Nokulchandra Singh
(43) and Thongbam Umakanta Singh (39), were arrested. One CPU
which is used for printing demand letters of the KCP (MC) was
recovered from the possession of Thongbam Umakanta Singh.
Reacting to the Manipur-based
UNC, the apex body of the Nagas in Manipur, threat of agitation,
Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Shambhu Singh
issued a stern warning to the outfit saying it will not tolerate
any disturbance of national projects, Trans Asian Railway line
and 400 KV power grid transmission line in the State. The Joint
secretary ruled out any immediate talks with the Naga outfit.
Four persons who were abducted
by suspected KNF-N militants were released at Koirengei in Imphal
West District. All the four persons were abducted from a work
site from Singda in Senapati District. Sources said they were
asked to pay INR 10 million.
SFs arrested a woman cadre of
KCP, identified Naorem (N) Athokpam (O) Bandana Devi (42), from
Khongman Zone II in Imphal East District. Two .9mm calibre pistols
and 17 live rounds were recovered from her possession.
MCP-M called a 12-hour bandh (general
strike) on January 26 which will commence from 5 am on January
Alleging increasing crimes in
the area, nearby villagers of Loitang Khunou Spinning Mill, where
cadres of a militant KCP group under Suspension of Operation (SoO)
have been lodged at a camp of Security Force personal, demanded
shifting of the cadres from the area on January 20.
UNC has clarified that the Republic
day (January 26) is not being boycotted. A peaceful abstention
from participating in the Republic Day has been called by the
UNC besides other civil actions to demonstrate the displeasure
of the Nagas in Manipur over the alleged wilful insult to the
Naga people and to the democratic process of dialogue, it said
in a press release. To register our protest against the provocative
statement of the Joint Secretary, MHA, the civil action of a peaceful
rally scheduled to be held in all Naga District Head Quarters
on the 23rd January, 2014 has been cancelled and would be replaced
by a total 12 hour shut down from 6 am to 6 pm on the same day
i.e. 23rd January, 2014.
SFs defused an IED in Jiri bazar
of Jiribam Lamkhai in Imphal East District.
SFs arrested a RPF/PLA cadre,
Maisnam Khamba (35), at Ngaikhong Khunou in Bishnupur District.
URF a conglomerate of five different
factions of the KCP, 'home secretary' Ruhini Meitei categorically
stated that none of its cadres were involved in any of the criminal
and unlawful activities that took place at Loitang Khunou and
surrounding areas in Imphal West District.
Various Tangkhul Naga bodies have
announced their support to the 12 hours UNC bandh (General Strike)
called on January 23 in all the Naga inhabited areas against the
'provocative' statement of Joint Secretary of (MHA) and to expedite
the Alternative Arrangement (AA) demand of the UNC.
11 militant outfits of the North
East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January
26) and to observe a general strike.
In a joint statement, CorCom,
an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I,
NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the
region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the
"colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK,
PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.
Some armed persons targeted a
non-Manipuri migrant scrap dealer in Sagolband area in Imphal
West District. However, the targeted migrant workers escaped when
the pistol of the armed person got jammed.
The State Home Minister Gaikhangam
Gangmei warned some tribal militant groups that if they do not
stop abducting innocent persons for extracting ransom there may
be untoward incidents between the tribals and non-tribals. He
said that of late there had been a spur of kidnappings in some
hill areas. At the moment, five non-tribals are in the custody
of some tribal militant groups. These persons should be released
immediately without any condition.
The URF, a conglomerate of five
different factions of the KCP, announced a statewide bandh (general
strike) from 12am to 5pm of January 26. A statement issued by
the 'publicity secretary' of URF, Sanajaoba Meitei said that essential
services would be exempted from the purview of the bandh. URF
consists of KCP-MC, KCP-Military Task Force -Sunil Meitei, KCP-Chingkei
Nganba, KCP-MC-Lamyanba Khuman and KCP-KK Nganba.
Ten unidentified gunmen abducted
two civilians, a head mason, Oinam Kellon (56) and a labourer,
Thangjam Dillip (54), from New Boljang Lower Primary school in
Sadar Hills under Saikul sub-division in Senapati District.
Two persons, Maibam Tomba (33),
mini truck driver of Nepra Company and Thongam Shanta (40), who
were abducted on January 17 by some Kuki suspected militants were
rescued by a team of commando from Koubru Leikha in Senapati District.
Police retrieved a hand grenade
from the courtyard of Dr Sachindra Laishram (40) located at Kwakeithel
Makha Thokchom Leikai in Imphal .Dr Sachindra is a consultant
of Shija Eye Care Foundation. Sources said a KCP-Nganba faction
led by Nganba had served a demand note to the doctor to pay INR
500,000 to the militant outfit on December 16, 2013.
The 12 hours bandh (General strike)
called by UNC at the Naga inhabited area of Manipur against the
provocative statement of Joint Secretary MHA and also to expedite
the Naga people movement for alternative arrangement outside the
Government of Manipur had a crippling effect in Ukhrul district.
There was total shut down of markets, transport service, offices,
schools and colleges for 12 hours.
SFs arrested six cadres of the
UNLF, including three women, during a search operation conducted,
at Oksu under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East District.
SFs recovered two IED from Okshongbung
and Kangvai area of Bishnupur District.
The KNF-N is all set to boycott
the Republic Day (January 26) celebration of 2014 in five hill
Districts of the state. KNF-N said their boycotting of the Repubic
Day will be done "separately of our own excluding the CorCom (conglomerate
of Manipur valley based militant outfits) or the collective bandh
called by North East insurgent groups.
SFs detected an IED near a culvert
between Torbung Bangla and S Kolin village in Bishnupur District.
Acting on specific intelligence,
SFs raided a meeting of top NSCN-K and NNC cadres being held in
Nonei Part-V in Tamenglong District leading to the arrest of 'sergeant'
M Ading Rongmei (37) of NSCN-K and Paujokdai Malangmei alias Jenchui
(38) of NNC. One 7.65 mm pistol with 10 rounds, one .22 pistol
with five rounds, one 7.65 SLR magazine with 10 rounds and five
mobile phones were recovered from the arrestees.
Another operation was launched
by SFs leading to the arrest of 'sergeant' John Yangemei alias
Karin of NSCN-IM in Tamenglong District. One .22 pistol (US made)
with five cartridges and two mobile phones were recovered from
the individual, who reportedly came to Nonei in the District to
collect extortion money.
One suspected KNF cadre was arrested
along with arm and ammunitions by 43 Assam Rifles on January 25
from Buning Village in Tamenglong District. A source identified
as one Mangkho Sitlhou alias Casper, a 'sergeant major' of KNF,
from whom one AK Rifle and 12 live rounds have been recovered.
Republic Day celebrations
in Manipur were marred by four bomb blasts amidst high security
measures after CorCom of six militant outfits called for a boycott
of the day, Police said. However, no one was injured in the explosions.
CorCom has claimed
it's the series of bomb blast on Republic Day morning at Babupara
around 8 am, Moirangkhom around 9 am, Chingmeirong around 10 am
and at Singjamei Chinga Makhong around 11 am. A press statement
of the CorCom said that the series of blast was carried as part
of the collective call of several outfits of the "WESEA region
against the Republic Day celebration on January 26.
an AR patrol team in Sajik Tamak area in Chandel District bordering
Myanmar injuring two SFs personnel including a Major and a rifleman.
The attackers first exploded an IED and rained bullets on a foot
patrol team belonging to the AR 21 battalion.
Two abducted labourers,
identified as Thangjam Dilip (54) and Oinam Kellon (56) were released
from the custody of suspected Kuki militant at Sagolmang in Imphal
East District. The two labourers were abducted for ransom by suspected
well armed Kuki militants on January 22 from new Boljang village
in Senapati District where the two along with some other labourers
engaged in road construction were staying in their temporary hut.
Deputy Chief Minister
Gaikhangam has stated that the State Government will not accept
any move that goes against the interest of the State during the
upcoming tripartite talk between the UNC, State Government and
the Centre. To discuss the Alternative Arrangement for the Nagas
of Manipur outside the Government of Manipur pending a final settlement
to the Indo-Naga issue, demand raised by the UNC, the next round
of talk will be held at Senapati District headquarters on February
Suspected hill based
militants on January 28 fired two lethod shells under construction
tunnel number 27 of the Jiribam-Tupul railway project under Noney
Police Station in Tamenglong District. No casualties were reported
in the attack.
lobbed a hand-grenade at the Haobam Marak Irom Leikai (Imphal
West District) residence of former Director of Manipur Health
Services Dr Khomdram Rajnikanta Singh which exploded.
Out of 25 assorted
weapons taken away by five cadres of KNO/KLA when they fled from
their designated Samushang Camp (Imphal), SFs have recovered 18
weapons from Twichin village in Senapati District under Lamlai
Two hand grenades
were found at the residence of Imphal Municipal Council Ward No
10 Councillor Salam Tiken (53) at Sagolband Sayang Kurao Makhong
in Imphal West District.
Two cadres of the
KRA-U, identified as Letgoulien Chongloi alias Kenedy and Janggouthang
Chongloi alias JC Michael, were executed by their own cadres,
a Police officer said. The rebels were accorded 'capital punishment'
by senior cadres of the outfit for their alleged attempt to desert
the organization's camp at a Kuki-dominated area in Senapati District
and to form a separate faction.
Two cadres belonging to KCP-Lamyanba
Khuman identified as Phijam Robi and Tensubam Hoyna alias Pari alias Shantikumar
were arrested by a combined team of Imphal East Commando and the
40 Assam Rifle along with one Chinese Hand Grenade, two Magazine
of 9mm Pistol and 15 live rounds from an unspecified location.
militants lobbed a hand grenade at the residence of Agriculture
Officer Soibam Ranjit of Sagolband Tera Lukhram Leirak in Imphal
West District. But no one was injured in the blast.
hurled a Chinese hand grenade at the residence of Dr Athokpham
Lenin of Irom Pukhri Mapal Thangjam Leirak in Imphal West District.
A troop of 40 Assam
Rifles personnel arrested a cadre of ZUF, identified as Paukhan
during an operation at the Keithelmanbi area in Senapati District.
The Security Forces found a 9-mm pistol with bullets and a wireless
set from him.
'President' of the
KNF-N, Napoleon, has denied the outfit's involvement in the various
abductions in the State over the past few months. The clarification
came in even as people of Charhajar, Sadar Hills staged a sit-in-protest
on February 2 demanding the safe release of a man who was allegedly
abducted on the midnight of January 31.
| February 3
SFs arrested one cadre of PREPAK,
identified as Yumnam Premanda and a former cadre of PLA, L. Basanta alias
Akash , along with one 9mm pistol and five live
rounds. Premanda was arrested from his residence in Kongba Uchekon
Khonuo and Basanta arrested from Keirao Lairembi Leirak from his
residence in Imphal East District.
SFs also arrested a cadre of the
UNLF, identified as Tekcham Sushil alias Ingo alias Leirol
from his residence at Heirongthong in Imphal.
| February 4
A gunbattle ensued between NSCN-IM
and combined rebels of NSCN-K and ZUF in Oinamlong village in
Explosive devices were recovered
by the Police from Sagolband Tera lukram Leirak and Majorkhul
areas in Imphal West District. In one such incident, a Chinese
hand-grenade was found near the residential gate of SE of MDS
Salam Roopkumar in Sagolband Tera lukram Leirak. In the Majorkhul
incident, a team of Imphal City Police Station recovered a hand-grenade
from near a mobile phone retail outlet.
The State Government delegation
for the 7th round of tripartite talk involving Government of India
on UNC demand for an AA for Nagas of Manipur pending a solution
to the Indo-Naga peace talk scheduled on February 6 may be led
by Industries Minister K Govindas.
Two prominent Kuki bodies, KIM
[apex organization of Kuki tribes in Manipur] and KOHR have petitioned
the Prime Minister saying that they would not accept any outcome
of the proposed AA talk with UNC. Ahead of the proposed tripartite
talks among the UNC, Central Government and Government of Manipur
slated for February 6 at Senapati District headquarters.
| February 5
A youth, identified as A. Shepao
was beaten to death at Senapati District Head Quarters allegedly
by NSCN-IM cadres.
A combined team of the Imphal
East and Imphal West Commandos arrested two cadres of the PLA,
identified as Langbaljao Palmei Kabui and Nanda Kamei from Sawombung
Khunjao Bazar in Imphal East District. Two 9mm pistols along with
15 live rounds and two mobile phones were also recovered from
their possession. According to a source, the two were working
under the PLA ‘commander’ Nilakanta alias Jishu alias Meira.
Two KYKL cadres identified as
‘sergeant major’ Ningthoujam Ibomcha alias Tomchou
and Kuman Tondon alias Dinesh and a UNLF cadre
identified as Heman Aboialias Wangamba surrendered
before the 6th AR of Red Shield Division in an unspecified location.
Sources also said that the three had surrendered along with three
Kuki Inpi Manipur (Apex body of
Kuki tribe) said the outcome of UNC’s tripartite talk at Senapati,
in whatever form, will not be accepted by the Kukis since the
objective behind the talk is purely for disintegration of Manipur
as well as disturbance of peace and tranquility among the major
ethnic tribes of the State.
| February 5-6
Suspected Naga underground cadres
armed with sophisticated weapons fired at the Tupul (Tamenglong)
railway line construction site in Tamenglong District, forcing
the security personnel to reiterate, after midnight during the
intervening night. After exchanging fire for few minutes, the
suspected militants slip away, informed a source.
| February 6
The UNC has stated that the seventh
tripartite talk and first round of political level talk held at
Senapati District focusing on its primary agenda of AA for the
Nagas in Manipur outside the State Government and pending a final
settlement to the ongoing negotiations between the NSCN-IM and
the Government of India was cordial and positive though the Government
representatives were tightlipped on the issue.
The UKLF has categorically stated
that political leaders of any political parties should be welcomed
if they have a plan to visit Manipur.
Imphal East District Police Commandos
arrested a cadre of PREPAK, identified as Haorungbam Rishijen alias Lakpati alias Khagemba
Meetei along with a 9mm pistol and a magazine containing three
live rounds from his residence at Lilong Chajing in Imphal East
The Bus Association of Senapati,
Kanggui and Motbung ceased passenger service for two days due
to monetary demand of INR 500,000 to the associations by suspected
KNO/KRA. The Association which is not in a position to pay the
demand of the organization ceased the service due to fear, said
Leaders of Kuki militant organizations
which have entered into the SoO pact with both the Centre and
the State Government have left for New Delhi to press the Central
leaders for initiating political dialogue, their long-standing
| February 7
Sitting MLA of Trinamool Congress,
Th Shyamkumar, escaped assassination attempt in Imphal West District,
when suspected militants fire at his vehicle.
The UKLF has urged contractors
within its jurisdiction to maintain quality while implementing
developmental works under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak
MPP asked the State Government
to disclose the agendas of the tripartite talk involving Central
Government, State Government and UNC held on February 6 at Senapati
town at Senapati District.
The UNC has asked the abductors
of Island Tangkhul village secretary Mathotmi Chahong at the earliest
to avoid any undesired consequences. 45-year-old Mathotmi Chahong
has been abducted by armed men suspected to be KNF-N militants,
from his home.
| February 8
PLA militants killed an AR trooper
and injured three others near Nambasi village under Chasad Police
Station in Ukhrul District. The personnel were on a road opening
patrol in the mountains when the militants detonated a powerful
bomb. The dead AR trooper was identified as Mehta.
The 11-hour bandh (general
strike) imposed by URF to boycott the visit of BJP’s Prime
Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Manipur on February 8 evoked
a mixed response in the State. While the markets across the Imphal
city wore a deserted look, others at the outskirt of the Imphal
city and other Districts of the state remained unaffected.
A US made hand grenade was found
lying inside the residential courtyard of a merchant navy at Khagempali
Pankha, Imphal West District.
Four over ground workers of the
PREPAK were arrested by a team of the Imphal east police commandos
along with two 9mm pistols and five live rounds, one .38 pistol
with nine live rounds and three mobile phones from their respective
Furious mob ransacked the regional
office of NSCN-IM, Shepoumaramth Region in Senapati District headquarter
following the killing of a civilian identified as one A Shepao,
from Makhrelui village of Senapati town brutally beaten to death
allegedly by NSCN-IM cadres.
The troops of 30 Assam Rifles
of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of IGAR (South) launched an operation
at Pangai and apprehended one PREPAK. The apprehendee was identified
as Konjengbam Narendra alias Dumba,
Security Forces recovered a 9mm
pistol and lethod bomb from Heinoukhong Lamkhai near the Inganglok
stream at Heirok village in Thoubal District. The arms were packed
in a black plastic bag.
One hand grenade was found at
Sagolband Moirang Leirak Machin, Imphal West District, at around
KSDC resolved to reiterate its
resolute demand for a separate Kuki state while undertaking that
Kuki people will never bow down under any circumstance till a
Kuki state is created. The KSDC in its general body meeting at
the state capital resolved unanimously to start poster campaign
and mass mobilization including 'nation tour' to enliven and reinstate
the legitimate demand of the Kuki people for creation of a separate
Militants exploded a grenade inside
the house of the superintending engineer of Manipur Development
Society, Salam Rupa Kumar at Tera area in Imphal West District.
However, no fatality or casualty was reported. Monetary demand
from the official was the reason behind the explosion, sources
The tripartite agreement signed
between three valley based militant outfits, the State Government
and the Government of India has completed one year. During this
one year, leaders and cadres of the outfits experienced many trials
and tribulations, said a joint press release issued by Taibanganba
of KCP-MC, Athouba KYKL-MDF and Lanheiba Meitei of URF.
Advisor of the MNPF and six other
cadres of the same outfit were arrested by troops of 24th Assam
Rifles at Khudengthabi (Chandel District) along Imphal-Moreh highway.
Apart from advisor and former MNRF 'chairman' Khasao Shimray,
'defence secretary' and PRO Joy Kasung and civil PRO Khangam Kashung
have also been arrested. In addition to the three leaders, four
others were also arrested.
An explosion took place in under
construction campus of the NIT, at Langol in Imphal West District,
when suspected militants lobbed hand grenade. No casualty was
reported in the blast. Police suspect the bomb attack related
with monetary demand from the contractor engaged in the construction
and development of buildings and infrastructures of the NIT campus.
Separately, 10 Kuki militants
surrendered to BSF in Churachandpur District.
Unidentified militants triggered
a grenade attack at the residence of MPCC Vice-President Sagolsem
Achou in Wangoi area of Imphal West District. No casualty was
reported in the blast.
An indefinite economic blockade
of Manipur called by Emboi Serto led ATSUM begun. ATSUM has been
demanding delegation of full powers to Autonomous District Councils,
presentation and clearance of the Bill for changing tribal reservation
rules by the State Assembly and conversion of IGNTU-Manipur Campus
into a full- fledged university.
Five militants of three different
militant formations surrendered to BSF along with arms and ammunition
in Bishnupur District. Out of the five surrendered militants,
three belonged to UNLF and one each to RPF and PREPAK.
The UNLF has refuted any connection
with the three persons who reportedly surrendered to 54 Battalion
BSF. The names of Pinao alias Tejmani, O Kokchaba alias
Tomba and Simon Kuki are not found in the enrolment list of both
UNLF and Manipur People's Army (MPA) and they are unknown to the
party, said a press release issued by M Sak Hen of the outfit's
'department of publicity'.
SFs launched operation at S Bongyang
area in Senapati District and arrested one overground worker of
KLA, identified as Seiphu Khongsai.
The UPF has claimed that Mizoram
Police and IRB from Mizoram entered neighbouring Manipur and conducted
operation at a village called Parvachawm in Churachandpur District
bordering Mizoram leading to arrest of five cadres of HPC-D. HPC-D
is one of the outfits under the umbrella organisation of UPF which
is engaged in the SoO term with the Government of India and Manipur
Suspected militants triggered
a grenade explosion at the gate of Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator
Samuel Risom's private residence at Dewlaland in Imphal in the
evening of February 19. A boy identified as Ram Kumar Rai sustained
injuries in the blast. Condemning the attack, Manipur unit NPF
secretary Athuan Abonmei said the perpetrators should not carry
out such acts in future. Police suspect Manipur Naga Revolutionary
Army (MNRA) hand behind the incident.
NIA is probing 15 cases in the
North East region dealing with arms smuggling, providing arms
to the militant groups by Police personnel amongst others.
Militants exploded a hand grenade
at Laiharaoba complex of Lainingthou Khamlangba at Sagolband Moirang
Leirak Machin in Imphal West District. Police have recovered the
lever of the grenade from the Laiharaoba complex.
The KYKL militant, W Jayanta alias
Lakpa, who was arrested in Patna (Bihar) on February 19, has been
brought to Imphal by a team of CBI sleuths. Sources said that
Jayanta is an expert in arms dealing and had deserted his party
earlier. The State Government had announced a cash prize of INR
500000 for his arrest while the CBI too had announced a cash prize
of INR 100000 for the same. Interrogation is underway.
The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast)
Shambhu Singh said, "They (insurgent outfits) need to understand
that it is a no win situation for them. Groups are groups. Their
numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the
might of the Government is always more than what they can muster".
The 72-hour bandh (shut down
strike) along Silchar-Imphal road or National Highway 37 imposed
by the KSO and KWU in Tamenglong District has come to an end but
the highway will continue to be affected for the next 72 hours
as another tribal organisation sponsored chakka bandh of hill
Districts begins from midnight of February 24. Earlier, KSO and
KWU, had announced the bandh strongly objecting the perpetual
encroachment of the 'tribal lands' which is in Tamenglong district
contiguous with Jiribam sub division of Imphal East District,
in connivance with the Police and the Additional Deputy Commissioner
The KNO, celebrated its 27th
Raising Day at Kholmun in Churachandpur District.
A hand grenade lobbed at the
servicing centre of a motor vehicle dealer exploded, damaging
at least three vehicles (cars) at the service centre. No casualty
was reported in the blast.
Three IEDs were recovered from
different places in the State. In the first incident, a powerful
IED planted inside an Anganwadi Centre at Andro Machengpat, Imphal
East District was detected while Army recovered another IED from
Khengjang in Churachandpur District. The third IED was found at
the residence of special contractor Thingujam Munindro at Khongman
Zone IV in Imphal East District.
SLR ammunition and radio set
were recovered from a residential compound of Elangbam Shyamsunder
in Imphal East District during a search operation conducted by
Imphal East District Police and Thoubal District Police at Hiyanglam
Mayai Leikai in the morning of February 24. Moreover two over
ground workers of PREPAK identified as Elangbam Shyamsunder and
Mayanglambam Sobha of the same locality have also been arrested.
One over ground worker of the
PLA, identified as Maimom Bajanta has been arrested by Imphal
Manipur Governor VK Duggal, in
his first ever address in the Manipur Legislative Assembly, on
February 24, said his Government is taking steps to make Manipur
a peaceful and prosperous State with all the communities living
harmoniously. He said Manipur has been affected by insurgent activities
spread over a period of over four decades where more than 60 militant
outfits, including factions, are operating. Insurgency has adversely
affected development, he said.
RPF President, Irengbam Chaoren
has categorically stated that only a sustained armed struggle
can secure independence of Manipur.
A cadre of PREPAK-Pro cadre,
identified as Leishungbam Bheigyachandra alias LB Singh
alias Bheigyo alias Aries alias Inao, who was arrested
by a combined team of Imphal East District Police and Guwahati
City Police from a rented room of Lokha, Guwahati (Assam) on February
23 was brought to Imphal. It is said that Bheigyachandra took
key roles in the party's fund collection.
Chairman of ZUF Kamson, on the
occasion of their 3rd raising day, said that the 'present Zeliangrong
struggle' is not seeking for an isolation or secession from India
but within the Constitution of India for a common homeland of
'fragmented' Zeliangrong community in different states. "This
was the dream of Haipou Jadonang and his Lieutenant sister Rani
Gaidinliu," said the ZUF chairman in his message at the outfit's
head quarter in Tamenglong District.
Two IEDs weighing around 3 and
8 kilograms each have been detected by the Assam Rifles (ARs)
on the periphery of AR's 27 Sector headquarters at Tuibuong in
Churachandpur District. Leaders of the UNC have rushed back to
New Delhi on February 26 to hold further meetings with the MHA
officials in connection with the 'Alternative Arrangement' for
the Nagas of Manipur outside the State Government.
A hand grenade lobbed by some
unidentified persons exploded at the residence of Mayang Langjing,
Gram Panchayat Pradhan Khangenbam, Sanaton (42) at Mayang
Langjing Taning Makhai Leikai under Lamsang Police station in
Imphal West District on February 27. Hoever, there was no report
of any casualty.
One URF cadre, involved in the
assassination of MPP vice-president Haobijam Manisana who contested
the Assembly election thrice has been arrested, stated Deputy
Chief Minister and Home Minister Gaikhangam.
The KIM and Kuki Organisation
for Human Rights (KOHR), have apprised the Union Miniter for Home
Affairs in a memorandum that constitution of 'a high level committee'
(HLC) on 'Alternative Arangement' for Nagas in Manipur is sowing
seeds of communal disharmony and ushering in divide and rule policy
amongst the people of Manipur and aimed at reviving violence against
A civilian, identified as Soro
Khaibam Romen (28) was injured in an IED blast incident that occurred
at Langthabal Kunja in Imphal West District, along Imphal-Moreh
stretch of NH-2. The vehicle in which the injured civilian was
sitting also suffered partial damage due to the explosion.
After the meeting between the
UNC leaders and the officials of the MHA in New Delhi, two names
from the UNC 'executive' have been submitted to MHA to be included
in the 'HPC as requested by the Central Government,.
Militants hurled a hand grenade
at the residence of an assistant engineer of the Manipur Development
Society, in Konthoujsm Dhaneshore at Kwakeithel Thiyam Awang Leikai
in Imphal West District. A car of the engineer parked at the garage
was damaged by the impact of the blast even though there was no
human casualty. Police suspect monetary demand of a militant group
from the engineer behind the blast.
The UNC blamed two 'valley based'
organisations, the UCM and AMUCO, for all the ills afflicting
Manipur in connection with the 'Naga political issue'.
Suspected militants placed a
Chinese hand grenade at the makeshift shelter of labourers at
Nongpok Sekmai area in Thoubal District. Police later searched
and recovered the grenade from the spot.
The MNRF celebrated its third
Raising Day at its headquarters. During the celebration, the MNRF
pledged to uphold unity, social justice, harmony and development
in the Naga society of Manipur, according to a press release issued
by its Information and publicity secretary, Rex.
Unidentified miscreants shot and
injured a medical practioner, Dr Taruni of RIMS Medicine Department,
at her home clinic at Uripok area in Imphal West. Reports said
that she was shot in the head but the injury is not serious, as
the bullet grazed her head. Police fear that some militants might
have tried to kill her as she perhaps refused to pay illegal tax.
It is believed that she had received extortion threats from some
Taking serious note of the spurt
in attack on Government officials, contractors, doctors and business
establishments by 'fictitious underground groups' as well as militant
groups under the SoO pact, both valley and hill based, in connection
with their extortion notices, the Union MHA has issued a series
of instructions to all concerned to approach the law enforcing
agencies and the authorities concerned.
A bullet riddled body suspected
to be that of a cadre of KNF-P faction was on retrieved by the
Police from Leingangpokpi village in Senapati. The body was found
blind folded with both hands tied with a rope, Police said.
KNF-N, categorically stated it
would keep a 'strict vigil' on implementation of PMGSY works as
well as other development programmes taken up by the State and
Central Governments, in their area. KNF-N 'publicity secretary'
Gogou Vaiphei saying that they have no intention to disturb development
activities, explained that they have been constrained to 'monitor'
all kinds of development works because of the dubious nature of
implementing development programmes by firms/agencies or contractors.
The BSF handed over to the BGB
a list of 66 terror camps in Bangladesh of militants operating
in India's Northeast. Camps of HNLC, ULFA, NDFB, PLA and a few
other groups were operating in districts like Mymensingh, Maulvibazar
and Rangamati. IG BSF Sudhir Kumar Srivastava said, "The number
of these camps has decreased." Some of the camps had now been
shifted towards Myanmar due to pressure from Bangladesh authorities.
Reacting to a query on the status
of border fencing, Srivastava informed that there were 13 gaps
along the fencing which could not be completed due to its riverine
nature and other logistical problems. The Bangladesh Government
had allowed the construction of single-line fencing along the
The BSF in 2013 seized FICN worth
INR 548,000 and seized nearly 500,000 bottles of cough syrup Phensdyl
worth INR 30 million and a large quantity of Ganja (marijuana)
along the India-Bangladesh border.
Suspected cadres of the ZUF and
6 IRB battalion personnel exchanged fire when ZUF attacked the
post of 6 IRB battalion located near a railway tunnel construction
site at Tupul in Tamenglong District in the night of March 9.
No casualty was reported in the gunfight which reportedly lasted
for a few minutes.
Seven Bangladeshi illegal immigrants
were slapped with Rigorous Imprisonment for 160 days and a fine
of INR 10,000/- each within four days by the District & Sessions
Court, Senapati District. Judge G Gaiphulshilu convicted the seven
illegal Bangladeshi immigrants under Section 14 (A &B) of the
A team of Thoubal District Police,
rescued two abducted drivers of the ABCI, who were reportedly
abducted from Somrei village under Yairipok Police station in
Ukhrul district on March 2, from Chaningpokpi village under Senapati
District. Police brought Debasish Mandal (35) of West Bengal and
Ch Ajit Singh of Assam's Cachar District to Yairipok Police Station
after securing their release from the clutch of the abductors
at Chaningpokpi village, around 20 kilometres East of Yairipok
The MNPF celebrated its first
rising day at its headquarters. A statement issued by the 'Assistant
Publicity Secretary' of MNPF, Thomas Numai urged all revolutionary
organisations of the State to unite against the common enemy.
Urging the people not to indulge in unrealistic dream of carving
'Homeland' and 'Alternative Arrangement' demand by drawing maps,
the statement said that the solution to such dissension only lies
in increased violence in the State.
Two Assam Rifles personnel, identified
as Warrant Officer Murli and Rifleman MT Santosh have been killed
while two others survived with injuries in a bomb attack carried
out by suspected PLA cadres at Kambang Khullen in interior Chandel
District. Two other Riflemen who sustained injuries were identified
as Ngamei Abhi and Pramod Kalai.
The Presidential Council of the
UNC reaffirmed its positions as resolved in the Joint Meeting
of Representatives of political parties, the UNC, Tribe Presidents,
Presidents of Regional and Frontal Organisations held at Tahamzam
in Senapati District on December 15, 2011.
The Kuki civil society organisations
within Sadar Hills (Senapati District), collectively and unanimously
resolved in a general body meeting held at Kanggui not to endorse
and give any type of 'taxes' or donation to any militant organisations
other than KNO/UPF.
Miscreants exploded a hand grenade
at the residence of rice supplier, Kh Sanju (34), at Khurai Chingangbam
Leikai in Imphal East District. Although nobody was injured in
the incident, a car (Hyundai Santro) suffered minor damage as
the grenade landed near the garage of the house. It is suspected
that the attack might have been carried out in connection with
a monetary demand.
Unknown persons placed a hand
grenade at Thamnapokpi Awang Leikai residence (Bishnupur District)
of Public Works Division (PWD) Executive Engineer Pukhrambam Mani
(50). A team of Manipur Police Bomb Disposal Squad retrieved the
grenade and exploded it safely. The bomb is suspected to have
been planted in connection with monetary demand.
Unidentified militants hurled
a hand grenade at the residence of one Thangpao Haokip near Galngam
Lentol at Moreh in Chandel District. There grenade failed to explode
and was later retrieved by Police.
An IED weighing around three kilograms
was detected at Keirenphabi along Moirang-Kumbi road under Moirang
Police Station in Bishnupur District.
Four cadres of UNLF including
a 'lieutenant' were arrested by Thoubal District Police commandos
from Wabagai Lamkhai under Kakching Police Station in Thoubal
District. A source said that the arrested 'lieutenant' of the
UNLF has been identified as Leishangthem Umakanta of Singjamei.
He was arrested along with a woman cadre and two others.
Remaining fourteen cadres of Nongdrenkhomba
group of KCP-MC surrendered to Assam Rifles with arms and ammunition
before Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Deputy Chief Minister
Gaikhangam. The cadres belonged to the fighting group of the faction
who had not taken part in the en-masse surrender of cadres of
the group on the day of signing the MoU on September 9, 2013.
A supervisor of Coastal Project
Private Limited, identified as Subodh Kumar Das engaged in railway
construction work from Jiribam to Tupul under the North Eastern
Frontier Railway has been abducted by some unidentified armed
persons from Khulbung village of Tamenglong District in the night
of March 13. It is not yet clear which militant group is behind
The three-day bi-annual Inspector
General-level Border Co-ordination meeting between the BSF and
BGB was held at the headquarters of BSF Meghalaya frontiers in
Shillong,. While the Indian delegation was led by BSF IG of Assam
frontier, Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, the 20-member Bangladesh delegation
was headed by Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim.
During the meeting, the BSF handed
over a list of 66 camps of northeast insurgents to the Bangladesh
delegation, seeking action against them.
The RPF, the political body of
PLA has claimed that the Kambang Khullen (Chandel District) ambush
of March 11 in which two SFs were killed was carried out by a
group of PLA cadres drawn from its different units, stations and
departments. RPF has also congratulated CPI-Maoist for their successful
strike against SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on March
11. Saying that RPF and CPI-Maoists are strategic partners, the
outfit conveyed its best wishes to CPI-Maoist.
According to a Police source,
Imphal East commandos arrested two cadres of PREPAK-Pro, identified
as Khaidem Joy alias and Moirangthem Budha along with one
demand letter from JNIMS main entrance gate. The source further
said that the same team of Imphal East District.
Police arrested one woman cadre
of MTRA from near Khuman Lampak Inter State Bus terminus. The
arrested woman, identified as Thingreiwon Vasom alias Athing was
personally involved in the bomb attack at the residence of MLA,
Ukhrul District, Samuel Risom on February 19, the source added.
The UNLF has refuted the news
report that Thoubal commandos arrested four of its cadres from
Kakching Lamkhai on March 12, saying that the four arrested are
A team of Imphal East District
Police conducted a search operation at New Lambulane area and
arrested one cadre of Unification faction of KRA-U, identified
as Nguljalen Haokip alias Len (37) along with a mobile
Ahead of AICC, Vice-President
Rahul Gandhi's visit to the State, security measures have been
stepped up at various locations in Thoubal District.
ULFA-I 'commander in chief' Paresh
Barua has expressed his gratitude to NSCN-K, CorCom of Manipur,
KLO, NDFB and other "brotherly organizations" for their cooperation
and help extended to the ULFA over the years.On the occasion of
its 'army day,' (March 16) the ULFA 'commander-in-chief' has called
upon senior leaders of the outfit "not to encourage in negative
thinking and instead try to boost the morale of the cadres who
are fighting the enemy valiantly in the field."
URF said that it would boycott
the AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to Manipur
and called for dawn to dusk statewide general strike on March
At least five Chinese grenades
were recovered from the residential complex of a retired driver,
Chaoba Singh, of the State Police Department at Imphal West's
Uripok area on March 20. The grenades were suspected to have been
kept there by militant cadres to conduct subversive activities
in Imphal valley, he added.
Soldiers from the Army's Red Shield
Division arrested two HPC-D cadres, identified as Laldikshak (27)
and Didi Vanlalthrate (28) during an operation at Tuibong in Churachandpur
District, a defence statement said. Two 7.65 mm pistols and six
bullets were recovered from them; the statement said and added
that they were handed over to Police.
Four militants of the armed ZRF,
including its 'commander-in-chief', have reportedly been arrested
by the Police during a search operation conducted on March 22
at National Games Village, Zone-II in Imphal West District. One
7.65 pistol, two magazines and four live rounds concealed inside
a guitar was recovered from them. Identifying the four as ZRF
'commander-in-chief' Songlianlal Hangsing alias Lalpu (52),
Kamsuanlian Mantuang alias Michael (39), Ginlalsiam Phiamphu
alias Zonathan (34) and Mawirousanga Guite (25) the Police
maintained that investigation revealed about the seized arms and
ammunition being used in kidnapping and extortion by the ZRF cadres.
MPP President Sovakiran N has
demanded the closure of the camps of the NSCN-IM located in some
hill Districts of the State. Talking to reporters, he said that
it was a matter of concern that the NSCN-IM had celebrated its
raising day in a camp in Chandel District bordering Myanmar on
PLA cadre, Thokchom Kunje, has
been cleared by a Court in Imphal in the IPS officer killing case.
The Court has asked for the release of the PLA cadre as he has
no other cases against him. IPS officer Miss Vandana Malik was
killed in an ambush launched by suspected PLA cadres at Konthoujam
Lamkhai in Imphal West District on April 8, 1989.
Security Forces arrested 'Sergeant
Major' of NSCN-K, identified as Gaikhonglung Kamei alias
Khang and recovered one 9mm Pistol and five rounds at Nonei Bazaar
in Tamenglong District.
There have been 30 cases of bomb
blasts between January and March 23, 2014, apart from 27 cases
of planting bombs. According to reports published in Imphal based
daily newspapers, out of the total 57 cases of bomb blasts/plantation,
50 cases were never claimed by any group or individual. State
Home Minister Gaikhangam conceded that the incidents of bomb blasts
have become a serious issue. Even though most of the bomb attacks
were carried out by militant groups, they did not own it for fear
of public wrath. They used young people given to drugs for transportation
Unidentified miscreants launched
a grenade attack at the residence of Mohammad Ramizuddin (42)
at Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi in Thoubal District. Ramizuddin is
a member of Sangaiyumpham Panchayat (village level local self-government
institution). Part of the house was damaged in the blast although
no casualty was reported.
Security Forces launched an operation
in Sunrise Ground near Tamil Sangam, Ward Number 4, Moreh in Chandel
District, and arrested one MNPF cadre, identified as Sothangmi
Secretary home affairs' of URF
Puyam Ruhini, a representative of three armed groups that entered
into a truce with the government, claimed to be facing threat
from the armed CorCom (six valley based militant outfits) conglomerate
apart from enduring continuous 'harassment' from security personnel.
'Puyam Ruhini who claimed to be the spokesperson of KCP-Taibangnganba,
Athouba group of KYKL-MDF and URF said that the CorCom had not
only threatened to attack cadres of peace deal signatory groups
but also eliminate top leaders of the outfits.
SFs arrested three KYKL militants,
Soibam (N) Memcha alias Ibema (35), Mohammad Sakin Ahamad
(26) and Lourembam Dhiren Meitei (36), from Meitei Lamkhai Lilong
Chajing along National Highway (NH)-2 in Imphal West District.
SFs arrested a Manipur Naga Revolutionary
Front (MNRF-Len faction) militant, Athary Hormi Tangkhul (36),
at tri-junction of Mayai Keithel (Yairipok) in Thoubal District.
SFs arrested a UNLF militant,
'lieutenant' Ningthoujam Dhanajit alias Abotomba alias
Bobby (42) while conducting frisking and checking at Arapti Lamkhai
in Thoubal District.
State Government asked militants
under tripartite SoO with the State and Central government not
to involve in the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament)
elections and remain in their designated camps. An official source
said that leaderships of the militants groups have been asked
to ensure that they stay away from involvement in the elections
by remaining in their respective designated camps. This was decided
in a meeting was convened with representatives of leaderships
of the underground groups and State Government which was chaired
by State Government's Principal Secretary (Home) J Sureshbabu.
One cadre of KCP-Noyon, identified
as one Chesam Muhammad Abdul Rashid was arrested along with one
Chinese hand grenade during a search operation conducted by Thoubal
Police Commandos at Sangaiyumpham in Thoubal District on March
26. He was reportedly involved in carrying out a grenade attack
at the Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi residence of Sangaiyumpham Gram
Panchayat (village level locals self Government) Member Muhammad
Ramizuddin in the intervening night of March 23 and 24.
Imphal West District Police arrested
three KYKL militants in three separate incidents in the District.
One KYKL cadre identified as Thangjam Basanta alias Abu was arrested
from Sagolband Thangjam Leirak. Another cadre of KYKL, identified
as Haobam Sunil alias was arrested from his residence at Chingamathak
Nameirakpam Leikai on the same day. Another cadre of the same
outfit identified as Tongbram Geetkumar alias Bablu (44)
was also arrested from his home at Haobam Marak Keisham Leikai
on the same day.
State Police and other Security
Forces stepping counter insurgency operations in view of the ensuing
Lok Sabha election, a huge cache of arms and ammunition
were discovered after Security Forces busted a militants' hideout
discovered in the vicinity of Thoubal Khong, Khoidum Pat in Thoubal
KNA-I declared its total ban against
the Congress party in the 16th Lok Sabha Election. According to
a statement signed by the outfit's 'Information and Publicity
secretary' Barak Kuki, Kukis have been living since time immemorial
in their respective dwelling places peacefully while safeguarding
the integrity, identity and culture but the understanding and
peaceful coexistence of the Kukis are being demolished by the
Congress-led UPA Government. While cautioning individuals and
civil organizations to abstain from election related activities
in favor of Congress the outfit warned to take suitable action
against those working or supporting the Congress party.
MHA has identified the entire
state of Manipur and lower Assam region of Assam as the two areas
in the northeast where the coming Lok Sabha election may be disrupted
by militant outfits. While Meitei militant outfits under CorCom
may create trouble in Manipur, it is the NDFB-IKS, which is being
increasingly perceived as a threat in the lower Assam region.
A source said all Meitei militant outfits in Manipur are being
closely monitored as intelligence inputs have suggested that they
would attempt to trigger violence before, and on, the day of polling.
A construction worker, identified
as Yambem Sanathoi has reportedly been abducted by unknown gunmen
from a worksite located at Heitroipokpi under Yairipok Police
station in Thoubal District on the intervening night. The abduction
is suspected to be connected to monetary demand from the armed
A ZRA cadre suffered injury in
retaliatory firing by Assam Rifles troops and his three other
accomplices were arrested. The incident happened when the ZRA
cadres opened fire at a group of 7 AR troops near the Axis Bank
ATM Booth located at Old Bazaar of Lamka town in Churachandpur
District. While the injured cadre was identified as Lulun Nuala
Paite, the three arrestees have been identified as D Paula Vaiphei,
Amilan Paite and Pumkan.
PREPAK has greeted all the people
of Kangleipak (Manipur) as well as Manipuri people settled
outside Kangleipak on the occasion of Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba
(the New Year of the Manipuris who follows indigenous Sanamahi
A combined team of Imphal East
commandos and troops of 40 Assam Rifles arrested a PULF cadre
from Keirao Litan Makhong in Imphal East District. The cadre has
been identified as one Sikander Shah alias Panthoi (27)
and one point 32 pistol was seized from his possession.
Another team of Imphal East commandos
also arrested an over ground worker of KYKL-MDF, identified as
Brahmacharimayum Krishna alias Pui Sharma from his Palace
Compound residence in Imphal East District.
The UKLF, a constituent member
of the UPF and one of the signatory of SoO pact with the Central
and State Governments celebrated its 19th Raising Day at Nazareth
Camp, Muvanphoi in Chandel District.
Former Minister Khasim Ruivah
and his son Asung Ruivah, were reportedly abducted by suspected
Even as other rebel groups operating
in Manipur remain silent, the MCP-M, announced 'political strike'
as part of boycott to the ensuing parliamentary elections in the
State. "Conducting India's elections in Manipur was nothing but
a deliberate attempt to divert the mind of the people of the state
from the armed struggle for liberation and to portray it (liberation
struggle) in the wrong sense", stated a statement of the MCP-M
dispatched to the local media
A Kuki based underground faction,
KNA-I, also banned Congress in the forthcoming Lok Sabha
(Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections in the Outer Manipur
(Reserved) constituency, blaming it of jeopardizing the peaceful
existence of the Kukis in the State.
| April 2
An IED spotted by a patrolling
team of 16 Assam Rifles from near Murei bus waiting shed on the
Imphal-Ukhrul road under Lamlai Police station has been safely
exploded by police bomb squad.
Former Minister Khasim Ruivah
and his son Asung Ruivah, who were reportedly abducted on April
1 by suspected militants, were released in the night. Sources
suspect that the abduction might be related with the ensuing Parliamentary
elections. Khasim Ruivah joined the BJP sometime back and reportedly
campaigned fervently for BJP candidate of the Outer Manipur seat
Prof. Gangmumei Kamei.
Former Minister Khasim Ruivah
and his son Asung Ruivah, who were reportedly abducted on April
1 by suspected militants, were released in the night. Sources
suspect that the abduction might be related with the ensuing Parliamentary
elections. Khasim Ruivah joined the BJP sometime back and reportedly
campaigned fervently for BJP candidate of the Outer Manipur seat
Prof. Gangmumei Kamei.
An active member of the BJP identified
as Anam Zimik, who was the former president of the party in Ukhrul
District, was abducted by suspected armed rebels. His whereabouts
are not known.
Imphal West District Police Commando
Unit arrested a cadre of KYKL, identified as Maisnam Sundaram
alias Jiban (48) from his residence at Singjamei Wangma
Kshetri Leikai in Imphal West District. One 9mm pistol with one
magazine and seven live rounds were also seized on his disclosure
from the house of one Oinam Mohila Devi.
Bishnupur Police commandos arrested
a militant of PREPAK, identified as Ayekpam Loijingamba Singh
alias Ibomcha alias Itao while conducting a search in Langjing
area in Bishnupur District.
| April 3
The UNC has declared that it would
uphold the rights and political aspiration of all who are suppressed.
Saying that one kilonser
(minister) and members of NSCN-IM steering committee have been
campaigning for a certain political party, MNPF has criticized
NSCN-IM's sudden turnaround with regard to elections held under
the Constitution of India. The outfit has been threatening Naga
people to vote for the NPF candidate in a complete turnaround
from their earlier position of resisting elections held under
SFs launched a joint operation
at Tabungkhok in Imphal West District, and arrested one cadre
belonging to KNF-Z, identified as '2nd Lieutenant' Thangareng.
A 9mm pistol with magazine, three live rounds of 9mm and INR 5,510
were recovered from his possession.
SFs recovered an IED from Torbung
Govindpur under Phoubakchao Ikhai Police Outpost in Bishnupur
SFs arrested a PREPAK cadre identified
as 'Captain' Sorokhaibam Raja alias Maramba from Kakching Bazar
in Bishnupur District. A .39 pistol loaded with five bullets was
recovered from his possession.
Troops of Red Shield Division
arrested two cadres of different militant groups. In the first
operation, troops of Red Shield Division carried out a search
operation in the area of Lairensajik in Imphal west District and
arrested 'finance secretary' of KCP, identified as Ningthoujam
Ramananda Singh and recovered one 9mm pistol US made along with
one magazine, one 9mm live round and five live rounds of .38 revolver.
Another operation was launched in the area of Mayang Langjing
which resulted in the arrest of Phijam Rupachandra Meitei of KCP-MTF,
from Mayang Langjing in Imphal West District.
Reacting strongly against the
alleged diktat imposed on the public by NPF candidate Soso Lorho
and his canvassing squad in Manipur Outer parliamentary constituency,
the ZUF warned those elements from intimidating the people especially
in 'Zeliangrong areas'. "We heard that NPF candidate Soso Lorho
and his canvassing squad are intimidating the people that those
who do not vote for the candidate will be tagged anti-Nagas,"
said the ZUF. The ZUF then appealed to Zeliangrong frontal organizations
not to indulge in the election saying it will invite stern public
reaction and lack of trust.
Also, the ECI has accepted the
proposal of arranging postal ballots in the designated camps of
the surrendered militants in Manipur. "ECI has accepted the proposal
of arranging postal ballots at 14 designated camps. So, we will
be organising polling inside these camps", said a State Election
official. The State CEO had made a proposal to the EC to enable
the surrendered militants numbering around 2,094 living across
14 designated camps in Manipur to take part in the polls.
Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi
Singh, said the current situation in the State was not conducive
to withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. Ibobi
said: "We should all try and understand the present situation
in Manipur and also the threat to the unity of the country and
the state. We need to normalise the situation first before withdrawing
| April 5
Kuki militant groups which are
under trilateral SoO pact with the Government of India and Government
of Manipur have decided to support the Congress candidate in Outer
Manipur. UPF and KNO, the two umbrella organisations of several
Kuki underground groups, took separate decisions to support the
Congress candidate in view of some political parties/candidates
campaigning on the line of ethnicity and community affiliations.
Both Congress and BJP have lodged complaints with the Election
Commission of India saying that NSCN-IM cadres and leaders have
been openly campaigning for the NPF candidate in Naga dominated
areas of the State apart from threatening village chiefs.
A team of the 22 Assam Rifle Road Opening Party
detected an IED weighing around two kilogram from the road side
of the Imphal Sugnu road at Wangjing Khonou under Sugnu Police
station in Chandel District on April 8, The AR team informed the
concerned Police about the presence of the explosive Normal traffic
was allowed only after the IED was safely detonated.
A team of Thoubal District Police arrested two
cadres of PREPAK including one woman from Lilong Kaleikhong area
under Lilong Police Station in Thoubal District on April 8,. The
two have been identified as Sapam Bishorjit alias Naoba and Moirangmayum
Jati alias Roma Devi.
Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly
M K Preshaw Shimray escaped bid on his life as suspected militants
triggered a powerful blast at Leingangching near MATA farm under
Litan Police Station in Ukhrul District at around 3 PM, No casualty
has been reported
The personnel of 44th Assam Rifles came under
attack at Nambisia under Kamjong in Ukhrul District at around
4.30 pm .
IED was found near the residence of Inner Manipur
Lok Sabha Thokchom Meinya at Khumbong Joypur Khul in Imphal
West District. The explosive device consisted of 30 grams gelatine,
a detonator and nails, was found fitted inside an empty tin-fish.
A joint security team of Imphal East District
Police commandos and 30th Assam Rifles recovered one AK-47 rifle,
30 AK ammunition, one lathod gun and two hand grenades in a search
operation conducted at B Gamnom, Chitjang, Chungphei and Bongbang
Khullen villages under Yairipok Police Station in Ukhrul District
Around 83.48 per cent of the total 9,11,699 voters
in Outer Manipur constituency on April 9.
Commando unit of Imphal West District Police
arrested a UKLF cadre, identified as Limminal Mate alias Lalpu
while conducting frisking and checking on April 10 in Imphal city
area in front of BSNL Office, Babupara along NH-2 in Imphal West
District. Investigation revealed that he along with his associates
of UKLF abducted a truck driver from Kotlen area along Imphal-Jiribam
road and subsequently extorted INR 1.1 million recently.
44 AR recovered three IEDs from the track leading
from Nampisha to Phaikoh in Imphal while carrying out Road Opening
Party, troops detected an IED on the track which was placed to
inflict casualty to the election team carrying the EVMs, thereby
disrupt the election procedures. The area was immediately cordoned
off by the AR and bomb disposal team and thoroughly searched during
which the AR troops recovered two more IEDs planted in close proximity
to the first IED.
Troops of Red Shield Division conducted a successful
operation in general area Rongkhong I of Imphal on April 11 and
arrested one NSCN-K cadre. The cadre has been identified as Dingamlung
Dangmei alias Winner. One 9 mm Chinese Pistol with magazine, four
9mm live rounds and two hand grenades were also recovered from
Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has asserted that
though the State Government is not a party in the peace talks
between the NSCN-IM and the Union Government, his Government will
not remain as an onlooker to the violence and crimes perpetrated
by the NSCN-IM.
Two militants were killed in an encounter with
troops of 44 AR at Nampisha in Ukhrul District on April 12. AR
troops also recovered two AK-47 rifles from the militants.
Troops of 9 AR launched an operation in H.Mongjang
village in Tengnoupal Sub Division of Chandel District and arrested
six cadres of PREPAK. Two lathode guns with 15 live rounds, one
M-16 Rifle with magazine and 10 live rounds, two AK-56 rifles
with magazines and 144 live rounds were recovered from their possession.
Troops of 18 SIKH launched an operation in Irong
Chessabal of Imphal West District and arrested a cadre identified
as Abdul Rehman (43) of PLA. One 9mm pistol loaded with three
bullets in the magazine was recovered.
IED exploded at Taobungkhok Mayai Leikai in Imphal
West District. The blast took place at around 8.20 pm near Patsoi
Lower Primary School. There is no report of any casualty.
A hand grenade was recovered by Police from the
courtyard of an active worker of Congress, identified as Angom
Sobhamani from Kakching Khunou Tampakyum Lai Leikai under Waikhong
Police Station in Thoubal District in the morning.
Bomb exploded near an abandoned pan shop at Wangkhei
Keithel Ashangbi, Imphal East District under Porompat Police station.
There was no report of any casualty.
Unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade at
the residence of one Thangpao. of Moreh Ward No 2 in Chandel District
in the morning. No casualty was reported.