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Manipur Timeline - Year 2015

January 1

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 District

January 2

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 patrol duty.

SFs arrested a PLA militant, Maibam Kanta Singh alias Manisana (37), from the general area Heirok Part - II in Thoubal District.

January 3

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.

January 5

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.

January 6

Police personnel, in an encounter, killed two unidentified militants at Kumbi Sabal Leikai in Bishnupur District.

January 6-7

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.

January 7

Militant belonging to NSCN-IM and ZUF fought a gun battle at Nungtek under Noney Police Station in Tamenglong District.

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 Tiken (45).

January 8

Suspected NSCN-IM militants shot and injured a civilian, identified as Saloni (25), at Khabung Karong in Senapati District.

January 11

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.

January 12

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.

January 10 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.
January 11

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 killing.

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.

January 12

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 his possession.

January 13

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.

January 14

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 further clarified.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant, 'Lance Corporal' Thangjam Premkumar Singh alias Chingkheihunba alias Pishak (35), from Lairenpat road in Imphal East District.

January 15

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 awaited.

January 17

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.

January 18

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.

January 19

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.

January 20

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 Suresh Singh.

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 were recovered.

In another operation AR rrested one PREPAK cadre, identified as Md Abdul Majid, from general area of Khudengthabi check post.

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.

January 21

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 were arrested.

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 Puchoubi.

January 22

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.

January 23

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 houses.

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 Ukhrul.

A UNLF militant was arrested by a joint tem of Narcotics and Border Affairs and Police Commandos

January 25

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.

January 26

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 Kangla Fort.

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.

January 27

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 Assam.

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 years.

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.

January 28

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 26.

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.

January 29

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.

January 30

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.

February 3

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 him.

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 land.

February 3-4

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.

February 4

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.

February 5

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 so far.

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 militant.

February 6

An individual identified as Gondamei Angam alias Gaikhuilung was abducted by suspected ZUF militants from Marangching in Tamenglong.

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.

February 7

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 alias Thengbe.

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.

February 8

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 of UNLF.

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.

February 9

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 taxation.

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 public.

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 February 10.

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 workers.

February 10

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 him.

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.

February 11

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 his father.

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.

February 12

Unidentified militants placed a hand grenade at the gate of Lalambung Takhellambam Leikai residence of JNIMS director Dr M Shamo, in Imphal West District.

February 13

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 Imphal West.

February 14

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 site.

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 Police station.

‘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’ of KIA.

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.

 

 

 

 

 
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