Police recovered an IED near
the main entrance of Mantripukhri in Imphal West District. According
to sources, a Police patrolling party found the IED on the road
side, along Imphal-Dimapur highway. Later Bomb Disposal Squad
disposed off the IED.
A KCP-Noyon militant was arrested
near Moreh Forest Gate in Tengupal District. According to authorities,
the arrested militant was working under the 'finance secretary'
of the group , identified as 'captain' Ramesh alias Yangba who
is in Aucheng in Myanmar.
Churachandpur District Police
arrested 37 militants in 2017 and recovered 41 weapons (including
15 small arms), 28 detonators and 9 gelatin sticks. Two individuals
were also detained under the National Security Act.
Imphal West Police arrested 118
militants in 2017. Police also recovered two .32 pistols with
magazines and six live rounds, a, .32 revolver, three .9 mm pistols
with magazines and 16 lie bullet rounds, two Chinese hand grenades
with detonators, two hand grenades with one detonator, one AK-56
rifle with five magazines and 56 AK ammunition, one lethod gun
with 10 shells, 81 gelatin sticks, two TNT cases.
UCM a civil society organization
stated that GoI should confine the frame work agreement with NSCN-IM
to Nagaland. The President of UCM stated that "If the framework
agreement and its outcome is confined only to Nagaland, there
will be no issue and complications'.
He also added that 'If the framework
agreement or any solution based on it is going to affect the interest
of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, then no solution should
be worked out without consulting the governments of these states
and stakeholders'. UCM president is the spokesperson for the eight-member
delegation of three citizens'' organisations who had met Union
Home Minister Rajnath Singh in December.
In a suspected extortion threat a trader dealing
in cement escaped unhurt when unidentified assailants hurled a
grenade at his shop at Khurai in Imphal East District. Police
said the grenade hit the roof of the shop and failed to explode.
A KCP militant Athokpak Dinesh Singh alias Mathoi
was arrested from Pechi Mayai Leikai in Thoubal District. It has
been revealed that the militant was involved in various extortion
A PREPAK militant was arrested from Imphal West
District. The militant was identified as Kshetrimayum Biken alias
Pamel alias Nongdol.
Union Cabinet approved an agreement between India
and Myanmar on land border crossing which the government said
would enhance economic interaction between people of the two countries
There are already free movement rights for people ordinarily residing
in the border areas of both countries.
The agreement will also facilitate movement of
people on the basis of valid passports and visas which will enhance
economic and social interaction between the two countries, a statement
said. It is expected to provide connectivity and enhance interaction
of the people from north-eastern states of India with those of
Myanmar. The agreement will safeguard the traditional rights of
the largely tribal communities residing along the border which
are accustomed to free movement across the land border, the statement
Unidentified militant shot dead a civilian identified
as Loukrakpam Sananingthem Singh at Lamsang Khunou area in Imphal
West. UNLF later claimed responsibility for the incident. The
victim was earlier arrested in connection with a sexual assault
case in 2015.
Police have tightened security to check the possible
influx of migrants after a draft of the NRC was published in Assam.
DGP L.M. Khaute has supervised security measures along the Assam-Manipur
border. Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh stated that 'Additional
Police and paramilitary personnel have been rushed to Jiribam
District to ensure that undesirable persons do not enter (our
state)'. Police was also deployed along the Assam-Tamenglong highway
and Jessami in Ukhrul District.
Unidentified persons exploded a grenade at Raj
grocery store located at Phungreitang in Ukhrul. The two injured
persons were working as salesmen of the shop and were identified
as Anish Kumar from (Kanglatongbi) and Vijay Kumar (from Bihar).
UNC the apex body of Nagas in Manipur is confident
that a final solution to the protracted political dialogue going
on between GoI and NSCN-IM.
VIPN has claimed responsibility for grenade explosion
o January 6. According to a statement by 'publicity secretary'
of VIPN, S. Shirat the blast was part of ILP campaign in the District.
Police arrested a suspected extortionist identified
as Kaiyenpaibam Sanjit from areas of Sagolband Tera in Imphal
West District. Police also recovered one 0.32 revolver 6 live
rounds, 1 double barrel rifle ammunitions and one M 20 pistol
with one life round.
Kuki militant groups under two umbrella organisations
KNO and UPF who are conducting talks with GoI have demanded creation
of a territorial council for the Kukis in Manipur. The demand
was placed in writing during talks held in New Delhi. The militant
groups had had signed a suspension of operation agreement with
GoI in 2008 and the January 10 talks was the sixth round of talks.
The demand memorandum was signed by UPF 'spokesperson' Aaron Kipgen
and KNO 'negotiator' Seilen Haokip. Altogether 13 delegates from
the two organisations participated in the talks. Kukis have long
been demanding creation of a separate Kuki state out of Manipur.
The groups also demanded "constitutional" safeguards for Kukis
Suspected militants hurled hand grenades and fired
at an Assam Rifles post in Kangpokpi District. Although AR personnel
fired at the militants, they managed to escape. No fatality was
reported in the incident.
A truck driver indentified as Sorokhaibam was
abducted by unidentified assailants near Lamlong in Imphal East
The Union Government has asked the four states
that share unfenced border with Myanmar to distribute "border
pass" to all the residents living within 16 km from the boundary
line. It has also asked the governments of Arunachal Pradesh,
Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram to enroll the border residents under
Aadhaar (unique identity card) on war footing.
A woman identified as Yendrembam Sobita was wounded
in a blast caused by remote controlled IED near Raj Bhavan in
Imphal East District. The incident was preceded by another explosion
when an unidentified militant lobbed a grenade near at M Sector
Defense PRO office also located in Imphal East District. The twin
blasts took place in one of the highest security zones of the
State and at a time when the State police are taking up preventive
measures for the coming Republic Day celebration.
Police have been conducting a random mopping operation
at sensitive places across valley areas, particularly in Imphal
and its outskirt since the last few days.
Police recovered a Chinese grenade from M-Sector
in Imphal East District. The authorities stated that the grenade
was lobbed but had failed to explode. Earlier on January 15 a
grenade had exploded in the same area. No insurgent group has
claimed responsibility for either incident.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed security
situation in the North-eastern States. According to official data,
the security situation in the region has improved and insurgency-related
incidents have gone down by 85 per cent in 2017 as compared to
2000. According to the data, there were 308 insurgency-related
incidents in 2017, the lowest since 1997.
In 2000, 1,963 insurgency-related incidents had
taken place in the Northeast. Also, the death toll of security
personnel and civilians was lowest last year when 12 security
forces personnel and 37 civilians were killed.
The number of cases of kidnapping or abduction
also went down by 40 per cent as 168 incidents were reported in
2016, which came down to 102 in 2017.
Kuki Chiefs' Association Tengnoupal District threatened
to launch democratic forms of protest if the newly created District
was not made fully functional as a full-fledged revenue District.
Association's general secretary LS Seikho Baite alleged that government
is yet to depute officials in adequate strength for proper administration
in the District.
Two HCC employees were abducted from Kangchup
in Imphal West District by KNF-MC.
UMHA is considering creating a 29-battalion India-Myanmar
Border Force from AR and ITBP to curtail smuggling, gun running
and insurgent activities. The new force will patrol right up to
the border. Currently, the 46-battalion strong AR guards the border
but patrols up to 500 meters from the so-called zero line, which
leaves the border partly porous. AR will be paired with 4 battalions
from ITBP to form the new force, with ITBP in charge. This will
result in ITBP not only patroling the 3,488-km LAC with China
but also the border with Myanmar.
UNLFW an umbrella group of rebel groups on January
22 called for a total boycott of Republic Day celebrations. Khango
Konyak, the newly appointed 'chairman' of UNLFW, in a statement
said '(We want) a 24-hour total shutdown on January 26 and to
engage concerted refusal by not attending or gathering at any
governmental offices or public places within 24 hours of that
day, except some emergency services.
An unidentified PREPAK-PRO female militant was
arrested from Wangkhei Andro Parking in Imphal East.
SFs recovered a cache of ammunition from Kassom
in Imphal East District. The recovered weapons include five pistols,
two grenades and an assortment of ammunition.
In view of the Republic Day celebrations to be
held on January 26, Imphal East Police on January 22 conducted
combing operations in and around Hatta Golapati area and verified
around 367 individuals including 87 women, reports Assam Tribune.
Four people were detained during the operation.
A UNLF militant from Wangjing Sorokhaibam Leikai
in Thoubal District.
An IED was recovered by SFs from NH 2 between
Wangjing and Kamjong towns in Thoubal District. Police bomb squad
personnel removed it later and exploded it safely. Moreover SFs
conducted CASO operations at the general area of Thangkangphai
and Mata village in Churachandpur.
Police arrested 'commander in chief' of KNF-MC
Sonkhogin Kipgen alias Hegin and his associate Ngamkholen Kipgen
alias Lelen from Churachandpur District.
Two HCC employees abducted on January 18 were
rescued at Phailenkot range of Motbung area of Kangpokpi District.
Unidentified militants detonated a remot controlled
IED near the house of BJP MLA at Khurkhul Makha Leikai in Imphal
West District. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.
While searching the area, the Police team found that the remote
controlled IED was placed near the compound wall of the MLA's
A KYKL militant Irengbam Geetchandra Singh was
arrested from Wangoo Lupa Marup area Kakching District. The arrested
militant was also involved in extortion activities.
Unidentified assailants shot dead an individual
identified as Thokchom Ratan, at Samaram Lamkhai in Thoubal District.
Earlier UNLF had claimed responsibility for killing of another
man accused of sexual assault at Lamsang Khunou area in Imphal
West District. KCP militant Chongtham Suresh Singh alias Thoi
alias Ghee was arrested from Khurai Angom Maning Leikai in Imphal
East District. A pistol and two live rounds were recovered from
the arrested militant.
A militant of KCP-Noyon identified as Ashem Rishikanta
was arrested from the vicinity of Eastern Shine ground in Tengnoupal
UNPC/CTLA arrested from Imphal West District.
Two pistols, a grenade and ammunition were recovered from the
A dead body bearing bullet wounds was recovered
n Tengnoupal District along Manipur-Myanmar border. The victim
has been identified as Mohammad Kheruddin.
Police arrested three suspected Rohingya women
identified as Harijan Babi, Fatima Begum and Johra Biibi, at check
post in Jiribam. An individual identified as Nasir Ali who allegedly
had brought the women into the state and provided them with fake
Aadhar cards was also arrested.
UNLF has claimed responsibility for killing of
a sexual assault suspect on January 30 at Khongjom-Samaram Lamkhai
Imphal West District.
An arms dealer identified as T Paominlen was arrested
from Churachandpur District. Recovered items include 47 live rounds
of 5.56mm, 12 rounds of 9mm calibre.
Churachandpur Police arrested a militant of a
new group identified as UKRA from Boljol villa?e, Churachandpur
District. The arrested militant has been identified as Nguljalen
Haokip. The militant had given demand letter of INR five million
to an official of ADC of Churachandpur.
Two AR troopers were wounded when unidentified
militants hurled two grenades at the Polo Ground in Imphal West
District which was hosting equestrian championship. The wounded
troopers have been identified as Uttam Kumar and Bahadur Limbu.
No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
All missionary schools including the 72 Catholic
schools, 17 higher secondary schools and three colleges in the
state in and around Imphal have been closed for indefinite period
following threats from the KCP-MC.
Two grenades exploded inside the Transit Camp
of AR located near Minuthong bridge in Imphal West District. The
wounded men have been identified as Amar Sargari, Raj Kishore,
Pradeep Sharma, S. Pradhan, Dependra Subardi, Rajesh Kumar, Umesh
Kumar, H. Konyak and Sanju Lambu.
Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh stated that
a SIT will be constituted to investigate the February 5 grenade
attacks in which two AR troopers were wounded.
SFs arrested a PLA militant rom Khurkhul Junction
in Imphal West District. The arrested militant has been identified
as Naurem John Mark alias Kangleicha.
SFs busted an arms and drug racket operating at
Lilong in Thoubal District. A female member of the racket was
arrested. SFs recovered three live rounds of ammunition.
Manipur CM formed the State Assembly that the
NIA will probe the three explosions which took place on January
15, February 5 and 7 in Imphal's high security areas.
UNLF claimed responsibility for February 7 grenade
attack in AR transit camp. UNLF in a statement claimed that the
attack was carried out by a special team of MPA carried out the
UNLF statement also claimed responsibility for
the February 5 grenade attack in which two AR men were wounded
as well as the explosions on January 15 in M-Sector in Imphal
KCP-MC progressive issued a statement claiming
that the ban imposed on Catholic Educational Society was 'for
the sake of the people'. The statement also claimed that they
had not put the ban for making gains, demands or admission quota.
An arms smuggler identified as Thongkhansang alias
Sang Suite was arrested at Khomintang in Churachandpur District.
An M-16 rifle was recovered from him.
KCP militant was arrested from Imphal East. The
arrested militant has been identified as Nandeibam Saratjoy Singh.
A pistol, two live rounds and an IED were recovered from the militant.
This is part of the security measure taken up by Imphal East Police
personnel in connection with the ban imposed against Catholic
Few missionary schools reopened in Imphal amidst
tight security after reports of threats from militant groups forced
them to remain shut for two days.
NIA filed a charge sheet against three militants
of KCP for conspiring and raising funds for terror activities.
One of the charge sheeted militants has been identified as Laishram
Ranjit Singh Meitei alias Tamnganba, the 'commander in chief'
of KCP-PWG. Other militants were identified as Khumanthem Naobicha
Singh who is the 'finance secretary' of KCP- Lamjanba Khuman faction
and Thoudam Chaothoi Singh a militant of Lamjanba Khuman faction.
The three militants were arrested in New Delhi in 2017.
MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju stated that
GoI has revised stipend amount and fixed deposit for the surrendered
militants in Northeast. The new surrender scheme will come into
effect from April 2018. The monthly allowance would be increased
from INR 3,000 to INR 6,000. Moreover, the militants will be given
a relief amount of INR 400,000 which was earlier INR 1, 50,000.
SFs three arms and weapon smugglers from Khongjom
in Thoubal District. A double barrel shotgun and live rounds were
recovered from the arrestees.
Kiren Rijiu stated in the parliament that Manipur
had the highest number of insurgency related incidents amongst
northeastern states in 2017 with 167 insurgency related incidents.
According to UMHA insurgency incidents in north-east
declined by 63 per cent as compared to 2014 in and 36 per cent
compared to 2016 as the year 2017 witnessed the lowest number
of insurgency related incidents since 1997. There were 824 insurgency
related incidents in 2014, 574 incidents in 2015, 484 in 2016,
308 in 2017. Civilian casualties has also recorded a decrease
by 83 percent, from 212 in 2014 to 37 in 2017 while casualty rate
of SFs declined by 40 percent, from 20 in 2014 to 12 in 2017.
SFs arrested two KYKL militants NH 102 in Imphal West District.
Two pistols and ammunitions were recovered from them.
CM Biren Singh announced that a new and 'attractive'
surrender and rehabilitation policy for militants in the state
would be in place in a couple of months. The CM stated that 'the
Centre is examining a proposal sent by the state government and
the new revised comprehensive policy is likely to be implemented
by April this year'. Following a cabinet decision taken in May
2017, state Government proposed to hike the monthly stipend of
surrendered insurgents from INR 4,000 to INR 8,000 for three years.
Of the INR 8,000, INR 2,000 will be counted as ration money. Additionally,
one-time financial grant provided by the government to surrendered
militants will be increased from INR 2, 50,000 to INR 4, 00,000.
Spokesperson of MEA stated that it will continue
to support the peace process and that national reconciliation
in Myanmar will also benefit the north-eastern states. The spokesperson
stated that comprehensive peace and national reconciliation in
Myanmar will also be conducive for peace and prosperity in India's
north-eastern region. The statement came after two militant groups
in Myanmar MNSP and LDU signed the NCA and joined the peace process.
Manipur CM Biren Singh stated that Police and
Paramilitary have been asked "to stop forthwith harassing former
insurgents" who have joined the mainstream. The CM also stated
that that if there were any further reports on harassment and
torture to the former insurgents, strict disciplinary action would
be taken up against the security personnel.
CM Biren Singh who is also in charge of Home Department
has stated that the current strength of Manipur Police including
Home Guards is 16319. He stated that existing manpower of Manipur
Police includes 9226 Constables, 2769 Head Constables, 917 Assistant
Sub Inspectors (ASIs), 1029 Sub Inspectors (Sis), 246 Inspectors
and 2132 Home Guard personnel. Till February 1 this year, 33 Inspectors,
234 SIs, 271 ASIs, 876 Head Constables and 1540 Constables have
been posted in Imphal West. 22 Inspectors, 120 SIs, 135 ASIs,
338 Head Constables, 1317 Constables have been posted in Imphal
East district; 18 Inspectors, 102 SIs, 113 ASIs, 304 Head Constables
and 1337 Constables in Thoubal district; 18 Inspectors, 83 SIs,
54 ASIs, 152 Head Constables and 743 Constables in Bishnupur district.
CM also added that Nine inspectors, 44 SIs, 61
ASIs, 161 Head Constables and 562 Constables have been posted
in Chandel District, eight Inspectors, 56 SIs, 38 ASIs, 117 Head
Constables and 523 Constables in Churachandpur District; nine
Inspectors, 50 SIs, 42 ASIs, 86 Head Constables and 395 Constables
in Tamenglong district. 17 Inspectors, 76 SIs, 66 ASIs, 192 Head
Constables and 610 Constables have been posted in Senapati district;
12 Inspectors, 55 SIs, 34 ASIs, 137 Head Constables and 347 Constables
in Ukhrul District.