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 of Jiribam.
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
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 East commandos.
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
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
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.
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.