Manipur Timeline - Year 2015
SFs arrested one KYKL militant, 'chapel', Thounaojam
Abungoba alias Meiraba alias Tombabu alias
Sanathoi Meitei (22), from the general area of Tere Urak
Ngamukhong in Thoubal District. One .9 mm pistol along with magazine
and four live rounds of .9 mm were recovered from his possession.
SFs arrested a KYKL militant, 'sergent' Sanasam
alias Johnson alias Maniyai alias Abung
(29) near a vehicle check post at NH-102 near Pallel in Thoubal
RPF claimed that two troopers of AR were killed
in a bomb attack as a part of "Operation Jackal " launched by
its armed wing, PLA on December 31, 2013. State Police have received
report of explosion of two IEDs simultaneously on the road leading
to Kotha in Chandel District, the area of occurrence as claimed
by RPF's 'publicity secretary' Roben Khuman dispatched to the
media in Imphal. However, Police have no report of any casualty.
They said that the IEDs were triggered in the evening around 4
p.m. while troops of 24 AR based at Kotha village were on routine
SFs arrested a PLA militant, Maibam Kanta Singh
alias Manisana (37), from the general area Heirok Part
- II in Thoubal District.
SFs arrested a UNLF militant identified as, Sanabam
Shyam alias Thaja (35), from near Thoubal dam under Yairipok
Police Station in Thoubal District.
SFs arrested one cadre of KNF-N, identified as
Letginhao Haokip alias Haopu Haokip (35), from Nongpok
Keithelmanbi bazar in Thoubal District.
SFs arrested two KLA cadres, 'Private' Thakhomang
Kilong and 'Private' Thanglienjam Gangte, in Kanglatongbi market
of Senapati District. They confessed of being involved in extortion
from the local businessmen and vehicles plying on NH-2, it said.
SFs arrested a PREPAK-PRO militant from Songpijang
village of Senapati District. One 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines
and six live rounds were recovered from the insurgent.
Police personnel, in an encounter, killed two
unidentified militants at Kumbi Sabal Leikai in Bishnupur District.
SFs arrested a NNC militant, identified as 'Leutinent'
Hasiapou Rongmei (35), under Nungba Police Station in Tamenglong
District in the intervening night of January 6 and 7. SFs recovered
one 9 mm pistol with 08 live rounds from him.
Militant belonging to NSCN-IM and ZUF fought a
gun battle at Nungtek under Noney Police Station in Tamenglong
The two militant killed by SFs at Kumbi Sabal
Leikai under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur District on January
6 were identified as URF-Lalheiba 'home secretary' Puyam Ruhinikumar
alias Mongyamba (50) and 'finance secretary' Keithelakpam
Suspected NSCN-IM militants shot and injured
a civilian, identified as Saloni (25), at Khabung Karong in Senapati
Villagers caught hold of and thrashed a 'Sergeant
Major' of KRA who allegedly came to extort money from Longa Koireng
village in Senapati District. Meanwhile, KRA claimed that the
apprehended cadre identified as Jamkholet Haokip alias David (28)
was a deserter. According to information culled from the spot,
David and one accomplice tried to abduct Longa Koireng village
chief S Sothel Selsochung. After some thrashing, David was handed
over to Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) [apex body of Kuki tribes] leaders
who then turned over David to 8- Assam Rifles.
Some unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade
which landed in front of the Lilong post of 40 Assam Rifles and
exploded on Imphal-Moreh Highway in Thoubal District. However,
there is no report of any casualty.
|| Imphal West District Police commandos
arrested a KYKL militant, identified as Philem Robajesh Singh alias
Bungcha (37), from Sagolband Moirang Leirak crossing in Imphal West
District. According to a Police PRO statement, investigation revealed
that he had collected extortion money from general public, shopkeepers,
clinics and hospitals in Imphal West district.
The URF-Lanheiba group issued a warning to the
Police for killing of its two top leaders on January 6 in what
it described as "fake encounter". The militant outfit, in a statement,
threatened that "kill 20 police commando personnel" to avenge
The Manipuri Muslim community, known as Meitei
Pangal, has demanded compensation for the victims of Meitei-Pangal
communal clash in 1993 in the valley areas of the State. "We demand
that the government pay compensation for those killed and injured
during the Meitei-Pangal clash in May 1993. The Narendra Modi
government has announced INR 500,000 each for the anti-Sikh riot
victims. Therefore, we should also be compensated," M.I. Khan,
spokesperson for Pangal Political Forum said on January 11.
Police arrested a PREPAK militant, Tonjam Tondon
Meitei alias Boicha (30), from Khurai Lamlong Bazar in
Imphal East District.
Police arrested two PREPAK militant namely Ningthoujam
Manglem Singh alias Joychandra (30) and Ningthoujam Uttam
Singh (36), from Imphal East District in separate incidents. While
Ningthoujam Manglem Singh was arrested from Chingambam Leirak
Machin in Khurai Telipati Road, Ningthoujam Uttam Singh (36) was
arrested from Khuman Lampak area.
A powerful IED weighing around five Kilograms
was detected at the foot of a tree just opposite to the main gate
of 40- AR D-Coy post at Lilong in Thoubal District.
Imphal West District Police commandos arrested
one OWG of URF-Lanheiba from Wahengbam Leikai Jiri parking in
Imphal West District. The OWG was identified as Khwairakpam Brojendro
Singh alias Brojen (39).Investigation revealed that he
had collected party fund from the general public and businessmen
in the name of URF-Lanheiba and also given shelter to the cadres
of URF in his house.
Troops of 16 -AR troopers arrested one KNA cadre,
identified as Jangmang Haokip (41), from P Khunonphai village
in Senapati District. Five demand letters were recovered from
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that
there will be no talks with militant outfits that indulge in violence,
though doors are open for parleys with others.
SFs launched a search operation following information
about the presence of valley based cadres and Kuki militants from
Old Laljang village in Senapati District resulting the arrest
of four militants. A source said that of the four arrested UG
cadres, two of them are KNO/KNA militants while the remaining
two are from URF-Lanheiba. Full details are awaited as the operation
continued till the time of filing the report.
SFs arrested a UNLF militant, identified as Hemam
Premananda Singh alias Heingamba (31), at Moirang Lamkhai
area Bishnupur District.
SFs arrested of a person, Mohammad Indra Rahaman
(43), from Wangoi bazar in Imphal West District.
SFs detected a powerful remote controlled IED
weighing around one kilogram under a culvert at Sikibung Lamkhai
on National Highway-202 (Imphal-Ukhrul road) under Litan Police
Station in Ukhrul District.
The identities of the five militants who were
arrested by SFs on January 13 have been established. SFs during
a search operation at Kalijang village near Taphou Kuki village
in Senapati District arrested the militants. Of the five arrested
persons, one cadre is from the URF-Lanheiba while the remaining
four are KRA/ KNO cadres.
'Publicity secretary' of KRA, T Simte refuted
the report that four URF [URF-Lanheiba] cadres were arrested in
the joint operation on January 13. He clarified that three of
the arrested men are cadres of KRA while the fourth one is an
innocent driver. There is no camp of the URF at Taphou Kuki, he
SFs arrested a UNLF militant, 'Lance Corporal'
Thangjam Premkumar Singh alias Chingkheihunba alias
Pishak (35), from Lairenpat road in Imphal East District.
Some unidentified militants attacked the 20 AR
camp located within Machi sub-division of Chandel District, injuring
two AR personnel. The injured personals were identified as Naib
Subedar Bahadur Sunar and T Chentya were hurt in the attack and
they were evacuated to the Red Shield Division's military hospital
at Leimakhong, informed a source adding that details are being
Unidentified persons hurled a bomb near an oil
pump at Moirang in Bishnupur District. A person was injured in
this incidence where a patrol team of JKLI troopers was also present.
SFs arrested a PREPAK-pro'corporal' Sagolsem Bairen
Singh alias Ratan, at Thoubal.
SFs arrested a KCP cadre, Heikrujam Joychand
Singh alias Joy t Lamlai Awang Leikai in Imphal East.
At least one AR personal was reportedly injured
when militant suspect ambushed a camp of the 44 AR at Nambisa
area under Phungyar sub-division of Ukhrul District.
Some unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade
at Dr Thokchom Dillipkumar (50), Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Imphal Urban Cooperative Bank Limited at his Koirou Mamang Leikai
in Imphal West District.
PREPAK-Pro has claimed responsibility for the
attack against troops of 44 Assam Rifles at Nambisa of Ukhrul
district. The militant formation also claimed grenade attack at
the Lilong post of 40 AR on January 11 and for the grenade attack
against a patrol team of JKLI at Ngangkhalawai.
Police retrieved bullet-riddled dead bodies of
two KNA-I militants, identified as Paoneh and Letminthang Haokip
in Churachandpur. he duo was reportedly killed in a gunfight with
KIA. However, a highly reliable report said that two were shot
dead at Molnoiphai village under Churachandpur Police Station
after they were abducted from other place.
SFs arrested UNLF militant, identified as 'sergeant
major' Irom Rakesh Singh alias Thabungtomba alias
Apabi from Tera Sadokpam Leikai area in Imphal West District.
SFs arrested a KYKL militant, identified as Nameirakpam
Devananda Meitei from Wabagai Kadajit Maning Leikai in Thoubal.
Investigation revealed that he was involved in the recruitment
of new cadres of KYKL organization.
Two workers of Coastal Project Private Limited,
identified as Forman Ranjit Thakur and driver Ramjul Haque, both
from Jharkhand, were abducted from Nungkao Part-III under Tousem
Sub-division of Tamenglong District by suspected ZUF militants.
A low intensity IED exploded from a heap of garbage
near Lamlong Bridge under Porompat Police Station in Imphal East.
However, nobody was injured in the incident.
SFs arrested two UNLF militants, Naorem Robindro
Singh alias Ireicha alias Inao and Hijam Sunil
Singh from near Adarsh Laboratory, in Kanglapat area in Imphal
West. During spot verification, it was learnt that the duo brought
the third person, namely, Ashem Sanathoi Singh alias
Thoiba for recruiting. UNLF.Investigation revealed that the first
arrestee, Naorem Robindro Singh alias Ireicha alias
Inao was entrusted for extortion of money from general public
and recruitment of new cadres. Investigation also revealed that
the second arrestee Hijam Sunil Singh was involved in recruitment
of new cadres for UNLF militants. The rescued person, Ashem Sanathoi
Singh alias Thoiba was handed over to his father, Asem
SFs arrested a PREPAK militant, Mohamad Nahachouba
alias Chensam alias Achouba from in and around
Keirak area in Thoubal. Investigation revealed that he was involved
in extortion, transportation of IEDs and recruitment of PREPAK.
AR launched an operation at general area of Moidangpok
in Imphal West District and arrested one PREPAK militant identified
as Langonjam Dhanachandra alias Bodhe alias John. ne M-16 assault
rifle, three magazines and sixty nine live rounds of 5.56mm were
recovered from his possession. Based on his revelation, a follow
up operation was launched by the AR in general area of Khumbong
in Imphal West District and one PEK (Plastic Explosives) slab,
two detonators and one packet containing explosive substances
In another operation AR rrested one PREPAK cadre,
identified as Md Abdul Majid, from general area of Khudengthabi
UNLF has claimed responsibility for the grenade
attack at the residence of the president of IUCB Board of Directors
Th Dilipkumar on January 18.
CorCom along with NDFB-IKS, KLO, ULFA-I ave called
for a total shut down on January 26, the Republic Day of India.
Three IEDs exploded in quick succession at a gorge
located 10 Kms to the North East of Moreh town in Chandel. The
gorge is reported to be frequented by AR troops posted nearby
for drawing water. No casualty was reported during the incident.
Meanwhile, an IED of medium intensity exploded
at the foot of a tree within a crematorium on the bank of Naga
rivulet just opposite to Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak in Imphal
West District .
A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commandos
and Indian Army conducted frisking and checking at Pallel bazar
area in Thoubal District on the National Highway. During the frisking
and checking, two militants of UNLF identified as 'corporal' Laishram
Ratan Meitei alias Lanjadaba alias Puchoubi
and Amom Nanao Meitei alias Itheiba alias Bonee
SFs arrested two KYKL militants from pallel bazar
in Thoubal The militants have been identified as 'lance corporal'
Amom Nanao Meitei alias Itheiba alias Bonee
and 'corporal' Laishram Ratan Meitei alias Lanjadaba alias
IED was triggered near an AR post in Churachandpur
District while another IED and a hand grenade were found in two
other places of the state. According to the report, Militants
triggered an IED blast at the gate of 27 Sector AR headquarters
at Tuibuong, Churachandpur District headquarters. However, there
was no report of any casualty.
Troops of 2nd Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry
detected another IED at Kangvai village in Bishnupur.
A China-made hand grenade was recovered from the
house of Khaidem Bala Devi, chairperson of Wangoi panchayat,
in Imphal West.
A combined team of Thoubal District Police and
Assam Rifles conducted cordon and search operations at Ngarouthel,
Heirok Part - III in Thoubal District and arrested a PLA militant
dentified as 'lance corporal' Khundongbam Somendro Singh alias
Phamen. According to a statement issued by the Public Relation
Office (PRO) of Police, investigations revealed that he came to
Heirok Part - III, Ngarouthel Leikai to disturb the forthcoming
Republic Day celebrations.
An IED exploded on the bank of Nambul River near
Keishamthong Laisom Leirak in Imphal West District.
Another IED which was found at the residential
compound of an individual identified as Abdul Salam, a convenor
of Kwakta Government High School, on January 21 was disposed of
safely on January 23.
Churachandpur SP Kabib stated that personnel of
the District Police have been stationed at night-checking spots
and a massive around the clock vigil was being kept to check any
untoward incidents that would disrupt the Republic day celebrations.
Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary for North East
in Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that a massive security
alert has been sounded across North East India after separatist
rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations on
January 26 , reports. United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) National
Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) , Kamatapur Liberation Organisation
(KLO) and Coordination Committee (CorCom) had earlier announced
their boycott through a joint statement e-mailed to several media
The three workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private
Limited, identified as excavator driver Raju Robidas from Assam,
excavator operator Vinod Kumar from Bihar and Shiva Narayan of
Bihar, who were reportedly abducted by suspected militants of
KNF-N from a place in Saramkon area along Kasom Khullen Road in
A UNLF militant was arrested by a joint tem of
Narcotics and Border Affairs and Police Commandos
IED exploded on the bank of Nambul River near
Keishamthong Moirang Ningthou Leirak in Imphal West. This was
the eighth IED explosion in less than five days ahead of Republic
day, on January 26. Reacting sharply to the blasts, Chief Minister
Okram Ibobi Singh said such subversive and violent activities
carried out by anti-social elements would not serve any purpose.
A gunfight broke out between troops of 22 Assam
Rifles and underground cadres at Chingjao area , 15 kilo meters
to the west of Waikhong police station in Thoubal. According to
a reliable source, 22 AR troops were conducting a cordon and search
operation at Chingjao area from 11 am after getting specific information
about the presence of militants numbering around 20. Even as the
troops were asking the militants to surrender, a powerful IED
exploded suddenly and both the sides engaged in brief gunfight.
The militants are suspected to have escaped towards Khoidumpat.
Four low intensity explosions were triggered near
the venue of the main Republic Day function in Imphal. The blasts
occurred at Polem Leikai (Imphal West), Yaiskul (Imphal East),
New Chekkon (Imphal West) and Hatta (Imphal East), all near the
Further an explosion occurred in Thoubal District
at Wangjing Purana Heitupokpi Mamang Leikai and at Bishnupur District
at Loukoipat junction.
In view of the strike called by UNLF, KYKL , RPF
markets, shops and business establishments were closed in most
parts of the State. Transport services between Manipur and the
neighbouring states were also cancelled in view of the strike.
RPF claimed responsibility for series of bomb
blasts triggered in the State during the period of January 20
to 26. The claim was made in press statement signed by its 'secretary
publicity' Roben Khuman. The press statement claimed that explosions
were triggered as part of the boycott announced against the celebration
of Republic Day , by CorCom , KLO, NDFB-IKS, ULFA-I RPF claimed
its hand in the blast occurred on January 20 at 8 am at near Khurai
Lamlong Thongkhong in Imphal East District; the blast on Jan 21
at 11 am at Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak near Crematorium Complex
in Imphal West District; the blast on Jan 22 at 6 am at near the
gate of 27 Sector Assam Rifles (AR) camp, Torbung Bangla under
Churachandpur Police Station. Further, it has claimed its hand
in the blast that occurred on January 23 at 4:30 pm at Nambul
River bank opposite Keisamthong Laisom Leirak; on January 24 at
7:30 am at Nambul River bank opposite Sagolband Meino Leirak and
at 10 am of the same day at near Yaiskul Firing Range ground at
Imphal River bank; again on January at 9:30 am at Keisamthong
Moirang Ningthou Leirak Nambul River bank.
RPF has claimed its hand in the blast that occurred
on January 26 at 7 am at Khuyathong Pukhri Achouba near crematorium
and Yaiskul Hicham Yaichampat Imphal River bank and also at 8:30
am at Hapta Golapati Imphal River bank under Porompat Police Station.
RPF also claimed the blast at 9 am at KR Lane Imphal River bank
and Wangjing Purana Heitup Pokpi Mamang Leirak paddy field under
Thoubal Police Station and Bishnupur DC office. The statement
also claimed that ULFA-I and RPF jointly planned two bomb blasts
at two different places in Digboi Town in Tinsukia District of
A combined team of Thoubal Commandos and of 2
AR arrested a militant of KNF-N during a frisking and checking
exercise at Yairipok Top Chingtha in Thoubal. One 9 mm pistol
loaded with five rounds was seized from him.
The operation of Indian Army at Chingjao, an islet
located in the middle of Pumlen pat under Waikhong Police Station
in Thoubal District continued for the third consecutive day. It
is considered to be the biggest Army operation in Manipur in three
The whereabouts of the five abducted non-Manipuri
workers still remained unknown, reports E-pao. The three
workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private Limited, identified as
excavator driver Raju Robidas from Assam, excavator operator Vinod
Kumar from Bihar and Shiva Narayan of Bihar, who were reportedly
abducted on January 23.
Also whereabouts of two workers of Coastal Project
Private Limited, identified as Forman Ranjit Thakur and driver
Ramjul Haque, both from Jharkhand, were abducted from Nungkao
Part-III under Tousem Sub-division of Tamenglong District by suspected
also is unknown.
Two KNF militants were killed and three injured
in an encounter with AR, at a bridge at Kadangband in Imphal West
District. The injured insurgents were identified as Helen Kuki,
Satmang Kuki and Kholin Kuki.
A hand grenade was found planted at the gate of
a school, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Khumbong in Imphal West District.
The grenade was wrapped in a polythene bag. The grenade was diffused
later by Manipur Police. Grenade might have been planted in connection
with a monetary demand.
Two militants of PREPAK-pro identified as Thokchom
Bishorjit alias Momo and Thokchom Boycha were arrested
from Sangaiprou in Imphal West District.
Imphal East commandos arrested a militant of KCP-MC
Haokhothang Sitlhou from Uripok Cheirap Court gate in Imphal East.
One extortion letter demanding INR 150000 from the Khuman Lampak
Auto-Rickshaw Service Association and other incriminating articles
were recovered from him.
An NSCN-IM militant identified as 'private' Kh
Khumdambring was arrested from Sita road in Chandel District.
MCP-M stated that it has entered into an agreement
with CPI-Maoist in fighting against "expansionist India." A statement
signed by 'publicity and propaganda secretary' comrade Nonglen
Meitei of MCP-M stated that the understanding was reached at a
meeting held between the leaderships of the two groups on January
Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has appealed
for the safe release of three railway workers who were abducted
from a railway construction site in Tamenglong District.
Two AR troopers identified as Naik Subedar Kunjumon
and Rifleman Deepak and three civilians identified as Maheijuddin,
Mohammed Wasim, and Laishram Bobby were injured in a grenade blast,
when militants attacked Lilong post of 40 AR, in Thoubal.
Claiming that one among two persons, killed in
a reported encounter by 8 ARs troops at Kadangband in Imphal West
District was a civilian villagers of Kangchup Chingkhong have
threatened to call a 24-hour State-wide bandh from January
31 if the Government fails to order a Magisterial inquiry.
Police sources state that one small arm along
with five live bullets were recovered from the vehicle in which
the armed individuals were travelling, reports The Sangai
Express. Police also stated that a large number of detonators
were also found lying on the road near the car and another small
arms were recovered from a nearby bush.
One of the militant who was killed has been identified
as CAO of KNF , Ngunkhosei alias Robert.
KNF rejected report about KNF cadres attacking
troops of AR at Kadangband on January 28 and alleged that it was
a clear case of fake encounter.
AR arrested a PLA militant identified as Kiran
Wahengbam alias Danny general area village of Wabagai
Tera Pishak Mamang Leikai in Thoubal District.
A member of the Sadar Hills ADC S Thangjamang
Kipgen escaped a life attempt bid at Langol Games Village in Imphal
West. ADC member added that although he has not received any monetary
demand from any militant outfits, he earlier had some threats
from Kuki militant groups regarding the election of ADC Chairman.
The PREPAK-pro claimed it had carried out the
grenade attack which wounded three civilians and two AR soldiers
on January 29.
A KCP militant, identified as Mohammed Riyaz Khan
alias Boycha was arrested by SFs from an unidentified location
in Imphal East. One .32 pistol loaded with two rounds, one empty
magazine and three extortion notes of KCP were recovered from
A PLA militant, identified as Ngangom Bulu alias
Naocha Singh was arrested from Uripok Tourangbam Leikai in Imphal
West. It was revealed that he had extorted money from the jewellery
shops of Nagamapal in Imphal West for PLA.
KNF-N suspected to be behind the abduction of
the three workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private Limited on January
23, denied its involvement in the abduction Speaking to media
persons from an unspecified location in Sadar Hills, 'information
secretary' Gogou Vaiphei said KNF-N was not behind the abduction.
IMF and JAC Moirang, Bishnupur District has jointly
condemned the alleged land encroachment by the leader of KNF-MC
In a press conference, president of IMF, retired colonel Rajendro
KNF-MC leader, identified as German had forcibly encroached the
In a search operation which lasted from February
3 to February 4, a militant of the KRA-U identified as 'private'
Thanglunlal Chongloi was arrested by SFs from Haijang village
in Senapati District. Two AK-47 rifles, one 9 mm pistol, four
magazines of AK-47, one magazine of 9 mm pistol, 344 assorted
live rounds, two extortion letters, one extortion letter pad,
four combat dresses, one combat pouch and one ATM card were recovered
from the spot.
A combined team of SFs conducted a search operation
at Kumbi Khuga Wangma IB road area and arrested A UNLF militant
Moirangthem Kedarnath Singh alias Ahanthoi.
A civilian identified as Addison Jajo was killed
and another individual Hillary Keishing was injured when an IED
exploded at a place between Nambashi Khunou and Khunthak village
in Ukhrul. No group or individual has claimed hands in the blast
SFs recovered cache of arms and ammunition from
the hilly jungles around Thingsat village of Senapati. The recovery
included one AK-56 Rifle, one Uzi (MP-2) rifle, two detonators,
two kg RDX, one live ammunition of Lathode, one magazine each
of AK-47, AK-56 & Uzi and two magazines of 9 mm pistol.
UNLF rejected Police claim that Ashangbam Shyamjit
alias Nanao, who was arrested on January 31 was a UNLF
An individual identified as Gondamei Angam alias
Gaikhuilung was abducted by suspected ZUF militants from Marangching
KNA militants natched away keys of some earth
movers engaged in the road construction work between Litan and
Sikibung in Ukhrul, due to the inability of contractor executing
the project to meet the outfit’s monetary demands.
A militant of NSCN-IM identified as KS Vareimi
was killed and two other injured in a gun battle with a rival
group at a place between Nambashi and Nambashi Khunou in Ukhrul.
A powerful bomb was found at a bus stand near
BJP Manipur unit office in the high-security Netyaipat Chutek
in Imphal West.
40th AR along with Imphal East Police Commandos
launched a joint operation at Kongpal in Imphal East and arrested
a UNLF militant identified as 'corporal' Wahengbam Amynacha Singh
Army along with Imphal West Police Commandos
launched a joint operation in general area Kwakeithel in Imphal
West and arrested a UNLF militant identified as Wangkhem Khelchandra
alias Toto Singh.
A man abducted on February 6 was found dead at
Marangching (Makhuam) Part-I in Tamenglong District. The individual
have been identified as Gondamei Angam alias Gaikhuilung.
He was abducted from his home by ZUF.
Three BSF troopers sustained splinter injuries
when militants attacked a foot patrol by exploding two IEDs on
a village road at Napet Palli in Imphal East District. Police
stated that an IED, planted near the Khabrang Bridge along Napet
Palli road, nearly 20km from Imphal, exploded while a BSF foot
patrol was passing the area, injuring three troopers. Within minutes,
another IED planted nearby also exploded.A trooper identified
as constable CT Suman Goshis said to be in critical condition.
February 8 is the founding day of MPA, armed wing
A combined team of Thoubal District Commandos
and AR arrested a UNLF militant identified as Leisangthem Somorjit
alias Purei Singh from an unidentified location.
Police Commandos of Imphal West and Indian Army
soldiers arrested a UNLF militant identified as Leisangthem Surchand,
from an unidentified location. Investigation revealed that he
and his associates were assigned to hurl grenades at some restaurants
and vehicle showrooms situated along Tiddim Road in Imphal.
SFs arrested a militant of PREPAK-pro identified
as 'lance corporal' Aheiba alias Umar alias
Thokchom Birjit, from Sekmaijin Bridge area in Thoubal District.
One Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered.
Troops of Red Shield Division recovered approximately
INR 2.2 million and a radio set from the house of a ZUF militant
identified as 'captain' Obedient, located at Rengpang
village of Tamenglong. According to PRO Defence, the money was
collected by the group using illegal means like extortion and
Several Tangkhul women who were taking out a protest
demonstration on February 9 in Kasom in Ukhrul District had a
narrow escape when a pressure cooker bomb failed to explode while
they were passing by. The women were protesting the bomb blast,
which happened on February 5 which killed one person and the gunfight
between RPF and NSCN-IM.
Two premier Catholic run schools of the identified
as St Joseph and Little Flower School, both in Imphal West District
closed down after threat notes were left on school gated by a
group calling itself Manipur Maoist.
PREPAK-pro affirmed to 'monitor' the activities
of FCI and the condition of National Highway. A statement issued
by 'senior publicity officer' Melei alleged that a handful of
powerful people are controlling the activities of FCI, which is
responsible for supply and transportation of food grains for the
MCP-M greeted MPA, armed wing of UNLF on the occasion
of its 28th anniversary.
Civil organisations in Nungba area of Manipur's
Tamenglong District served an ultimatum to ZUF for the shooting
to death of an elderly person, demanding clarification on or before
Manipur government has accepted the recommendations
of the all-party committee which was constituted to examine the
possibility of enacting a law to check unfettered influx of migrant
Three tribals identified as Jongkholun, Manglensei
and Sotinpai were killed in Churachandpur. The bodies were recovered
near Vaison Cemetery in the District. Sontinpai was a militant
of KIA. from whose dead body, five demand letters to be delivered
were recovered. KIA 'information secretary' Thomas Kom stated
that killings will not serve any purpose.
An unidentified NSCN-IM 'sergeant major' was arrested
from NH2, when SFs launched an operation based on getting specific
input of extortion. The militant later confessed that he had worked
as an arms supplier from Bangladesh to India for the last 10 years.
One 7.62 mm pistol and seven live ammunitions were recovered from
Four LAEF militants were arrested by SFs from
an unspecified location along National Highway-2 The militants
were on their way to Myanmar. However, Meghalaya Police believe
that there is no camp of LAEF in Myanmar.
RPF stated that the NSCN-IM is never considered
as an enemy but it would counter any threat to Manipuri's unity
through tough political and military strategies. According to
a statement of RPF issued by its 'publicity secretary' Roben Khuman
the outfit is always ready to have talks with NSCN-IM, if the
later wants. He also stated that killing of one cadre and injuring
of few other cadres of NSCN-IM at Nambasi was an unfortunate incident.
He said that RPF was preparing to carry out an attack on AR, however
SFs stayed back at Nambasi School compound and NSCN-IM militants
came towards the hiding position of RPF.
The killing of Gondaimei Angam by suspected ZUF
militants February 8 has been condemned by various social organizations
based in the Tamenglong.
On the occasion of its birth anniversary, UNLF
conferred 'nongda lairen pakahangba mana'(a prize) and 'herachandra
mana' respectively to three party leaders and 20 armed cadres
and officers of MPA.
SFs arrested an unidentified HNA militant from
Khomoi in Churachandpur District. Four 9 mm pistols, one carbine,
four magazines of 9 mm pistol, one magazine of carbine and six
live rounds of 9 mm pistol were recovered from him.
UNLF claimed responsibility for the the bomb blast
at Napet Palli bridge in Imphal East District on February 8.
ZUF 'secretary' A Dangmei stated that Angam Gondaimei,
whom was killed on February 8 by ZUF, was given a 'mild punishment'
and that it was unlikely that he died because of the injury he
sustained at the hands of ZUF. He alleged that he was killed by
AR to fix blaim on ZUF. . ZUF also accused Angam Gondaimei of
working as an informer of the AR in collusion with his son, Adin,
a former cadre of ZUF who was persuaded to leave the outfit by
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur
hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh
and senior security officials in Imphal to review the situation
in the militancy ravaged state.
A combined team of SFs arrested two OGWs of UNLF
identified as Let Kholel alias Lalboi and Let Chingthang
were arrested from an unspecified location.
Unidentified militants placed a hand grenade at
the gate of Lalambung Takhellambam Leikai residence of JNIMS director
Dr M Shamo, in Imphal West District.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that
process of recruiting surrendered militants from Manipur and Assam
to raise two battalions of CSFs would begin soon, but didn't give
any time frame. MHA plan to recruit 750 former militants each
to form two battalions in BSF and SSB.
An OGW of PREPAK identified as
Wareppam Jayenta Singh alias Naoba was arrested from area
of Khamran Makha Leikai in Imphal West.
A PLA militant, identified as
‘major’ Thounaojam Subhashchandra Singh alias Sanju alias
Boney was arrested by SFs from Waikhong Tangsham Leikai area in
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while on a
brief visit to Tripura, appealed to the underground groups to
shun violence. He stated that GoI will develop the Northeast in
10 years if insurgency comes to an end. He said insurgency remained
a hurdle to restoration of peace and development of the region.
Kuki activists have announced an economic blockade
for five days with effect from February 18, in protest against
the alleged failure of the Manipur State Government to disclose
the report of the magisterial inquiry into the encounter on January
28 at Kadangband in Imphal West.
A militant of KCP identified as N Ibotombi was
arrested by AR from general area of Serou village in Thoubal.
He is said to be working in the ‘finance’ branch of KCP and is
involved in serving extortion note to Serou market shopkeepers.
| February 16
Two hand grenades were found from
Chalou Youth Club in Chalou in Imphal East.
SFs arrested a PREPAK-pro militant
Keisham Binodkumar Meitei alias Bimol alias Imo alias
Nongdamba at Nambol Bazar area in Bishnupur.
In a follow up action, SFs arrested
another PREPAK-Pro militant, Okram Sanatomba Meitei alias Peba
alias Nganba in Bishnupur
Reminding that all the Board of
Directors of Imphal Urban Cooperative Bank UNLF once again asked
the Board of Directors to resign within the next four days
| February 17
KCP militant, identified as Khomdram
Birjit Singh alias Momo alias Ibungo was arrested
from Kwakeithel Akham Leikai area in Imphal West.
In follow up action, another KCO
militant Soibam Rita Devi was arrested her residence in Haobam
Marak Irom Leikai from Imphal West.
Alleging thatsome schools in Manipur
has been using their institute to spread Christianity in the state
MCP-M has set February 20 deadline to stop such activities. publicity
and propaganda secretary, Nonglen Meitei alleged that five catholic
schools in valley area of the state, Little Flower School , St.
Joseph School, Nirmalabas School, Catholic School Canchipur and
St. Jyoti Mantripukhri, all in Imphal West District, has been
spreading Christianity in their respective schools
| February 18
Seven persons including four policemen
were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at
Masjid Road in Imphal West District. The injured Police men have
been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Yumnam Sunil, Constable
Salam Dineswor, constable Taj-uddin and Constable Rajesh. The
injured civilians have been identified as one K Pakpi, Khundrakpam
Homeswari and Yambem Norkey. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh
condemned the incident terming it as an act of cowards. He also
ruled out any security lapses. Migrants, who sell betel leaves,
were the possible targets of the blast.
Four PREPAK-pro militants identified
as ‘sergeant’ Elangbam Priyobtra alias Raghu, ‘corporal’
Moirangthem Anand Singh alias Chingulemba, ‘lance corporal’
Suranjai Singh alias Ngairamba and ‘private’ Laishram Shirinivash
alias Manaoton from general area of Khongtal in Chandel
District. One AK 56 Rifle with magazine, twenty five AK ammunition,
three torch light, two mobile phones with charger and a personal
diary were recovered from them.
SFs arrested a UNLF militant Laishram
Langlenkhomba alias Dayal alias Eyamba from Naoremthong
Laishram Leirak in Imphal West.
SFs arrested a PREPAK militant
identified as ‘private’ Abdul Rasid alias Abu, from general
area of Mantripukhri in Imphal West.
SFs arrested two PREPAK militants’
identified as Ngairangbam Samarendra Singh and Hijam Nobin Singh
were arrested from Khabam Lamkhai in Imphal East District.
Imphal East District Police Commando,
while conducting frisking and checking based on reliable information
at Wangoi Thounaojam Leikai in Imphal East District, arrested
a KCP-Noyon militant Longjam Salejudge alias Ibothe. A
Chinese made hand grenade, five M-16 ammunition, and two US carbine
ammunition were seized from him.
From his disclosure another KCP-Noyon
militant Athokpam Chinglemba Luwang alias Bocha was arrested
from an unspecified location. It has been revealed that he was
involved in lobbing grenades and planting IEDs in Wangoi area.
He along with Salejudge extorted money from various shops in Imphal
city for party fund.
Normal life was thrown out of
gear in the State as a result of the 5-day economic blockade imposed
by several Kuki organisations against State Government failure
to make the report of the magisterial inquiry, involving the encounter
on January 28th.
| February 19
SFs uncovered a weapon forging
unit, and two Kuki militants, from Kangpokpi area in Senapati.
The arrested militants have been identified as ‘corporal’ Selenmang
Tuboi alias Cherry and and ‘private’ Samuel Haokip. SFs
recovered one .9 mm pistol, two 7.65 mm pistols, eight magazines,
twelve live rounds, one AK-47 drill cartridge, eight empty cases,
ten recoil springs, twenty seven drill twists, six barrels, five
weapon bodies, one AK-47 butt, twenty seven alphabets and punching
tools, seven hacksaw blade, five files, one drill machine, four
magazine frames and one vice (furnace making machine) from the
AR and Thoubal Police Commandos
launched a joint operation in the general area of Wangjing in
Thoubal District and arrested a PREPAK militant identified as
‘second lieutenant’ Kangabam Ingocha alias Thabal.
UNLF stated that a ‘major’ of
the outfit remained traceless after being arrested by a combined
team of Indian Intelligence and Bangladesh Police from Bangladesh.
‘major’ Keithellakpam Chilheiba alias Nabachandra (Bangladesh
citizen), was arrested by a joint team of Indian intelligence
and Bangladesh Police from his Dhaka residence under Mohammadpur
‘sergeant major’ of KYKL, identified
as Ningthoujam Chinglen alias Budha surrendered before
State Police at Moreh in Chandel. He had joined in 2001 and got
trained at Khoupum in Bishnupur District.
| February 20
MCP-M a press statement, said
that the Catholic Society has decided to remove the moral education
subject taught at five Catholic schools in Imphal starting from
the session 2015. Following which the earlier announced general
strike call on February 22 has been suspended.
Thoubal Police and AR arrested
a PREPAK-pro , identified as ‘2nd lieutenant” Ningthem
Meitei alias Tomcha from Ningel Mayai Leikai in Thoubal.
Imphal West District Police Commandos,
during Frisking and checking conducted in front of Tampha Hotel
in Imphal West District, arrested an active member of NRFM, identified
as Abujam Jadhumani Singh.
KIA militant, identified as Thangzalien
Kom alias Ashok Kom alias Shakti from general area
of Purum Khullen of Senapati. He is the ‘deputy defence secretary’
Based on specific intelligence
regarding the movement of militants, AR established a vehicle
check post in the general area of Sugnu village of Thoubal District
OGWs of PREPAK The arrested individuals have been identified as
Irungbam Ranjit Singh and Khaidem Abung Singh.
| February 21
MCP-M has claimed responsibility
for the attempted arson at Central Institute of Science in Keishamthong
Hodam Leirak in Imphal West District on February 21, reports Kanglaonline.
In a statement MCP-M stated that the arson was carried out by
its red guards. The Maoists has imposed a ban on 5 schools stating
that the schools runs only for profit.
Nearly 300 Imphal-bound loaded
trucks were stranded on National Highway 2 and 37 the last day
of the five-day economic blockade on national highways The economic
blockade was imposed by JAC formed in protest against the failure
of the Manipur Government to disclose the report of the Magisterial
inquiry into the January 28 Kadangband encounter in Imphal West
District that killed two.