Incidents and Statements involving Kuki
National Front : 1995-2012
December 18: SFs arrested two KNF militants, identified
as Douagin Haokip alias Beeny (35) and Takhellambam Anand
alias Max (38), at Nagamapal in Imphal West District.
October 27: KNF-S has terminated
one of its cadre, identified as Lunkholen alias Stephen,
on the ground that he has worked against the party principles. Informing
about the termination, the outfit's I&PR Secretary, Issac said Stephen
was terminated after the Central Working Committee had deliberated
on his conduct which has greatly maligned the party.
October 9: Refuting the report that
appeared in the regarding the forced closure of Forest Office at
Motbung, the KNF has clarified that the Forest officers had shut
the office for fear of retaliatory action from the village chiefs
for their alleged negligence to their duties and responsibilities
and not because the outfit served monetary demand.
October 8: A Forest beat and a divisional
office of the Northern Forest Division, Senapati District have remained
closed since September 28 following threats from Suspension of Operation
September 20: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested four armed cadres of KNF on the charge of violating ground
rules of suspension of operations signed with the Union Government.
Two AK 47 rifles with 40 rounds of ammunition, two M-16 rifles with
40 rounds of ammunition, and two lethod guns with two ammunition
July 23: Clarifying that the KNLF
is not part of SoO groups, the KNO, washes its hand on the alleged
illegal activities of the former, saying it does not condoned their
July 12: Imphal West Police commandos
arrested a KNF cadre identified as 'Commander' and 'Sergeant Major'
Haogenthang Kipgen alias Thangboi alias Tiger.
May 18: The KNF, a party to the
ongoing SOO with the Government has reiterated its demand for a
separate State Kukiland. Addressing KNF's silver jubilee celebration
at its headquarters in Sadar Hills in Senapati District, the outfit's
'President' ST Thangboi said: "We do not demand any land that belongs
to other communities. What we want is the land that has been under
our occupation since time immemorial. The time has come for us to
reassert ourselves after 25 years of our struggle for freedom from
suppression, oppression, and subjugation. We are Indians and we
want to live the life of a full-fledged and well protected citizen
of our country," he said.
May 11: The proposed general strike
called by the KSDC from May 12 and economic blockade from May 15
has been strongly opposed by the KNF. 'Secretary' Information and
Publicity of KNF, LH Stephen said that KNF being a mother organization
of all Kuki insurgent groups does not recognize the origin, formation,
functioning and development of the KSDC.
May 9: AR personnel seized a huge
cache of arms and ammunition from the residence of the 'commander-in-chief'
of KNF-Z at Tuibong in Churachandpur District in the night. The
seized arms and ammunition included three AK 47 rifles with eight
magazines and 98 rounds, four lathode shells, one .9mm pistol with
two magazines and eight rounds.
March 26: The KNF-Samuel issued
a press clarification stating that its cadres were not involved
in the abduction of a salesman on March 24 who was rescued by SFs
on March 25. It further maintained that since the signing of SoO
on August 22, 2008, the outfit has been observing the ground rules
of the agreement properly.
March 25: A salesman was rescued
by the SFs from Churachandpur District from armed men. According
to the Police, one Kh. Ibungojaoba (41) was abducted by three gunmen
from Churachandpur market at about 7:30 pm on March 24. The abductors
then demanded INR 100, 000 for the release of Ibungojaoba from his
employer. The security personnel also arrested two of the three
abductors. Though it is yet to confirm, the Police suspect that
the abductors are cadres of the KNF-Samuel which is a party to the
March 20: SFs arrested two KNF-P
cadres, identified as Paolet alias Galngam and Seilen Vaiphei,
from Kanglatongbi area in Senapati District. One 7.65 mm Pistol
was recovered from them.
KNF-P has released the vice chairman
and two other members of the Sadar Hills ADC. KNF-P militants had
abducted the trio on March 19.
March 19: Suspected cadres of the
KNF-P abducted the 'vice president' of Sadar Hills ADC, Haokholal
Hungsing from New Lambulane under Porompat Police station in Imphal
East District. According to the Police, he was abducted at around
10 pm along with another ADC member Thangkam Misao, 'president'
of Sadar Hills Block Congress party and one Seikholun Khongsai.
Police said the incident could be related to the recent `no-confidence
motion` against Sadar Hills ADC 'chairman' SH Seipu. A week ago,
ADC members led by Hankholal Hanshing had moved against SH Seipu.
March 10: SFs also arrested two
militants belonging to KNF-P and one OGW from Waichong area in Senapati
District. The arrested militants were identified as 'Private' Jangminlal
Kipgen and Thangneo, while the OGW was identified as Dehlam Doungel.
March 9: Three persons were abducted
by militants from different places in the State. One was abducted
along with his car from from Moirangkhom Moreh van parking area
in Imphal by suspected PULF cadres while suspected KNF abducted
two other persons from Kangpokpi area in Senapati District.
March 1: In another act of poll-related
violence, cadres of a KNF, which is a signatory to SoO, assaulted
four people of Prasain village in Senapati District on March 1 for
not voting for the Congress candidate. Sources said that around
10 armed cadres of KNF came to Prasain village located under Kangpokpi
assembly constituency in Senapati District at about midnight and
forcibly led away four villagers and later assaulted them.
February 6: Security Forces arrested
two cadres of KNF-P from Chingmang area of Senapati District while
they were involved in extortion activities in and around Chingmang.
They were identified as Ngamcha Kipgen and Paopinsai Kipgen. A large
number of documents and extortion slips were recovered from their
January 26: SFs arrested two KNF-P
cadres from Tuibong area in Churachandpur District.
January 23: SFs arrested a KNF-P
cadre identified as 'Lieutenant' Sonlet Haokip, from Kanglatongbi
Bazar in Senapati District while he was extorting money. Four extortion
slips were recovered from him.
January 22: In a case of an extortion
bid the SFs arrested a KNF-P cadre identified as Letkholun Kipgen
from Santipur in Senapati and recovered four extortion slip from
January 11: SFs arrested one KNF-P
militant identified as 'Sergeant Major' Seikholen Kipgen alias
Bronly (25) along with four extortion receipts from.
November 27: Manipur Police said
the KNF-P was involved in the November 10 abduction of branch manager,
Seikhohao Silthou of SBI branch in Imphal West District and took
a ransom of INR 2.3 million to release him on November 15. The revelation
came after the arrest of a cadre of KNF-P on November 25. The Police
source added that INR 700,000 had been utilized by the faction in
purchasing two AK series rifles and a .32 pistol.
August 29: An engineer in PWD named
Wungshim Kasar (53), who was abducted by KNF on August 21, was set
free near Luwang Sangol Kuki Village under Sadar Hills in Senapati
August 1: SFs arrested three militants
of KNF-P from near Langol Game village Zone-II in Imphal West District
and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possessions. The three
arrestees were identified as Letkholam Doungel (26), Hantinlen Manlun
(25) and Thangminlein Haokipe (22).
April 23: SFs arrested 'area commander'
of Presidential group of KNF, Haoseh Kipgen (40) from the market
of Kangchup Chingkhong village in Senapati District. The arrestee
is suspected to be involved in abduction of one Karimuddin (40),
working at a road construction site for a civil contractor of Imphal
East District. He had demanded INR five million as extortion money
from the contractor.
September 25: A designated
camp of the KNF was opened at Natheljang village in Senapati District.
An intelligence source stated that two ethnic militant outfits have
been operating in Jiribam, the bordering area between Manipur and
Assam’s Cachar District. The source said, a newly formed outfit
called United Tiger Liberation Army (UTLA) and NSCN-K has
been operative in the sensitive border area, issuing extortion notes
as well as threatening local people. The 20-25 cadres of NSCN-K
team was led by Franic, while Martin, the ‘self-styled town commander’
of UTLA, a Hmar outfit. Martin was originally from Mahur of Dima
Hasao District. The source said UTLA was a break away faction of
The Chief Secretary of Manipur, D.S. Poonia, who is also the chairman
of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG), disclosed that the State Government
has apprised the political leaderships about the current outcome
of the Suspension of Operation (SoO) with the Kuki militants, so
as to create room for starting a political dialogue at the earliest.
The Chief Secretary stated this during the inaugural function of
the designated camp "Ebenezer" of the KNF at Natheljang
in Sadar Hills.
120 cadres belonging to Samuel faction of the KNF laid down arms
at their camp in Gilgal before the Assam Rifles and Churachandpur
District Police. They, however, expressed concern over irregularity
in granting the cadres’ stipend. If the Government neglected the
stipends then they would be compelled to ignore the ground rule
of Suspension of Operation (SoO) and they should not be blame for
that, said the statement. Five months stipends, alleged the outfit,
was due while sanctions for construction was lacking and leaders
15: The KNF, signatory of the SoO with the Government since August
2005, deposited their arms and ammunition at a designated camp at
Natheljang in Sadar Hills of Senapati District.
14: The KNF, signatory of the SoO with the Government since August
2005, having around 370 armed cadres would deposit their arms and
ammunition at a designated camp at Natheljang in Sadar Hills of
Senapati District on September 15. "Our cadres have reached
the designated camp from different places and we will deposit our
arms tomorrow", S.T. Thangboi Kipgen, president of KNF, said
on. He said, "I would like to clarify to all the Kuki people,
the State Government and Centre that this is not a surrender or
submission of arms. We are only depositing our arms for the sake
of peace and political settlement for the Kukis". The KNF leader
also asked the Union Government to appoint a joint secretary level
interlocutor for the Kukis as the first step for political talk.
August 27: the designated camp of
the Samuel group of the KNF, a signatory of the SoO, was opened
at Lhanjang village, about 27 kilometers from Lamka in Churachandpur
August 25: The Editors' Forum, Manipur,
condemned the act of threatening a reporter of the Lamka Post daily
by the 'finance secretary' of the Military Council faction of the
August 18: A
former cadre of the Military Council faction of the Kuki National
Front KNF was shot dead in Phaiton village under Jiribam Police
Station in Tousem Sub-division of Tamenglong District. He was identified
as Tolen Singson (44). He was abducted by two unidentified militants
from his house. The source further mentioned that the dead body
of Tolen Singson was recovered by the local public from a river
bank in Phaiton Part II village.
August 12: The Samuel faction of
the KNF decided to join the Kuki National Organisation (KNO) fold.
Meanwhile, the KNO in a separate statement denied that a clause
exist in the SoO ground rules that any group, either under KNO or
United People's Front (UPF) to change from one umbrella organization
to the other.
July 21: 18 militants were killed
and four others injured in the already reported gun battle between
combined cadres of the KLA and KRA on one hand and Prithvi faction
of the KNF on the other at Seijang Hill area on the border between
Imphal East and Senapati Districts. The gun battle could be the
result of a fight for territorial control of areas inhabited by
the Kuki tribes, Police said. Official sources said both Prithvi
faction of the KNF and KLA were signatories of the suspension of
operation (SoO) agreement with the State Government and the Army
for initiating the peace process. Under the agreement, Security
Forces have suspended operations against the militant outfits and
the militants were not allowed to carry arms. Manipur Chief Minister
Okram Ibobi Singh had warned another signatory of the SoO agreement,
the KNA, for allegedly violating ground rules and threatened to
take action against them. While the KNA wants a ''Kukiland'' to
be formed by integrating Kuki-settled areas of Manipur and Myanmar,
Prithvi faction of the KNF and KLA demand a ''Kukiland'' by carving
out Kuki-inhabited areas of Manipur.
June 10: HPC-D and the KNF have
increased their activities in North Cachar Hills District bordering
Nagaland. Police sources said two militant outfits are believed
to be involved in three blasts in the District within the last one
month. Sources said that the two outfits have joined hands to form
the HTF with the objective of opposing the renaming of the District
as Dima Hasao. The HTF has already sent letters to the Government
offices opposing the renaming of the District and the possibility
of the outfits indulging in more acts of violence in the days to
come cannot be ruled out.
May 27: The KNF information and
publicity secretary, H. Stephen Kuki, reiterated that those contractors/sub-contractors,
who have violated the outfit's 'instruction' of seeking prior 'permission',
would not be entertained for undertaking works under the Pradhan
Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-Phase-VII scheme.
My 26: Two cadres belonging to Prithvi
faction of the KNF were killed and a KLA cadre injured in a factional
clash near Maphou Dam at Maulham village under Kashom Kullen sub-division
in Ukhrul District. The clash ensued when the KLA cadres attacked
the rival outfit's hide out.
April 30: The KLA accused the Prithvi
faction of the Kuki National Front (KNF-P) of attacking the Zion
camp, the tactical headquarters of KLA, on April 27 and 28 without
any provocation resulting in unwanted casualties on their part.
'Information and publicity secretary' of the KLA, Kh. Addy Kuki,
said that following the Nongbrang incident of 2009, the KNF-P was
asked by the Government to withdraw from Saichang area. He said
that even though the KNF-P reported to the Joint Monitoring Group
(JMG) to have obliged and withdrawn all their cadres from the area,
they were very active in the area till now. The KLA stated that
it expected the KNF-P to withdraw from Saichang area just as they
reported to the JMG so as to avoid further fratricidal bloodshed
among the Kuki people and also to restore peaceful atmosphere in
April 29: Villagers of Bungbal Khullen,
Seichang and Suongthel areas under Yairipok Police Station in Senapati
District started fleeing their respective villages following continued
clashes between suspected rival Kuki militants since April 27. As
already reported, a cadre belonging to Prithvi faction of the Kuki
KNF was killed in the clash. The report adds that five other Kuki
militants sustained injuries in that clash. Sources said that apart
from Prithvi faction of the KNF, KLA and KRA were involved in the
April 27: One cadre of the Prithvi
faction of the KNF, identified as Keiminlun Kipgen (20) of Haiken
village, was reportedly killed in an internecine clash occurred
between suspected cadres of Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) and KNF-P
at Saichang in Saikul subdivision of Senapati District. Both the
outfits are signatories of Suspension of Operation (SoO), the tripartite
agreement involving the Kuki underground outfits, the Union Government
and the State Government.
April 18: The KNF threatened that
intending contractors or sub-contractors who failed to obtain prior
permission and consultation on all developmental works should be
ready to face the consequences.
15: The KNF denied the involvement of its cadres in the reported
abduction of one Longjam Basanta of Ikou Bazar area in Imphal East
8: Troops rescued Basanta Kumar, principal of Irema Public School
at Saikul in Senapati District, who was abducted and held as hostage
against a demand of INR 100, 000 for his safe release by the KNF
cadres. The abductors along with a vehicle were handed over to the
Saparmaina Police Station.
February 26: The KNF raised the
demand of separate State for Kukis within the Constitution of India
to the visiting Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai. The Union Home
Secretary announced that coordinated operations would be launched
against Northeast militant groups which have opened camps in Myanmar.
He also categorically stated that NSCN-IM demands for sovereignty
and Naga integration are not feasible.
December 22: Two persons
are lynched by people at Nongbrang in Thoubal District, when nearly
20 suspected militants belonging to President faction of the KNF
attack them, while protesting against threats and intimidation by
the outfit. Three women are wounded in the attack.
December 24: Police
said that two persons, who were lynched by people at Nongbrang in
Thoubal District on December 22, when nearly 20 suspected militants
belonging to President faction of the KNF attacked them, were students
belonging to the Kuki community.
December 22: Two cadres
belonging to President faction of the KNF are lynched by people
at Nongbrang in Thoubal District, when nearly 20 suspected militants
attack them, while protesting against threats and intimidation by
the outfit. Three women are wounded in the attack.
December 3: Three cadres belonging
to the Military Council faction of the KNF are shot dead in an ambush
carried out by the suspected rival United Tribal Liberation Army
outfit between Longpi and Lenglong village under Nungba Police Station
in Tamenglong District. The slain cadres are identified as Paotinlam
alias Laxman (27), Sothang (27) and Khupmang alias Dony (22).
November 27: The Commander of 59
Mountain Brigade, Brigadier Anil Chauhan, said at the inaugural
function of the administrative block of a designated camp built
for the KNF at Saparmeina that the tripartite Suspension of Operation
(SoO) pact signed between the Union Government, Manipur Government
and Kuki militant groups is now in transitory phase and no political
dialogue has been initiated as yet.
November 19: A cadre
belonging to the Military Council faction of the KNF, identified
as Acaiho Haokip, is shot dead by the Police during an encounter
with 15 cadres of the outfit at Panichowki Punji of Cachar District
in Assam. A cache of arms, including an AK-47 series rifle with
20 rounds of live cartridges, one SLR gun with 30 rounds of ammunition
and a grenade, is recovered from the encounter site.
November 5-6: The Dimapur District Police and India
Reserve Battalion personnel arrested 14 suspected KNF militants
in two separate search operations at Dimapur, and rescue one driver
abducted earlier. While 10 militants, including one female cadre,
were arrested from one hideout, four others were arrested from another
place. Police also recovered eight mobile handsets, one 7.65 pistol
with five rounds, one .9-mm pistol with eight live rounds and some
documents from their possession. Police said the 14 cadres arrested
were part of the same gang, which had earlier abducted three drivers
belonging to the Manipur branch of the Food Corporation of India.
While two drivers were released after they reportedly paid INR.8000
to the abductors, the other driver, identified as Asem Angou (51),
a resident of Lambia Challou in Imphal East District, who was kept
in confinement due to non-payment of ransom, was rescued by the
May 15: A press release issued by
the Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) of Nungba Zone stated that Nungleiband
village was attacked by armed militants of the Military Council
(MC) faction of the KNF with sophisticated weapons on May 12 and
13. Around 70 cadres of the faction opened fire indiscriminately
at the village forcing the villagers to escape. They broke open
the locked doors and either vandalised or looted the belongings
of the villagers in addition to slaughtering a number of cows, pigs,
dogs and poultry, alleges the ZYF. It also accuses the Army of allowing
the KNF-MC cadres in attacking the village, despite the fact that
the faction was a signatory of the Suspension of Operation (SoO)
May 13: Four militants of the Military
Council faction of the KNF and one Assam Rifles personnel are killed
during an encounter at Khoupum area of Tamenglong District. An AK-47,
one M-16 rifle, one SLR rifle, one .303 rifle and lethode bombs
are recovered from the encounter site. The slain Assam Rifles personnel
is identified as Havilder T. Kuki.
March 30: One suspected militant
of the Military Council faction of the KNF is killed by the NSCN-IM
militants at Tinjang village under Loktak Police Station in Tamenglong
March 17: Troops arrested a cadre of the Prithvi faction
of the KNF, identified as ‘captain’ Lalboi, while trying to extort
money from locals at Laikot near Motbung in the Senapati District.
A weapon, a grenade and extortion notes are recovered from his possession.
March 10: One militant belonging
to the Prithvi faction of the KNF, identified as Gimnleumang alias
Ari, is shot dead by the Assam Rifles during an encounter at Hayang
village under Kangpokpi Police station in the Senapati District.
While one Assam Rifles personnel, Ramu, sustained injuries in the
encounter, an M-16 rifle was recovered from the possession of the
December 19: The Military Council
faction of the KNF serves a threat of ‘capital punishment’ to seven
persons residing at Kwakta village in the Bishnupur District for
their alleged involvement in drugs smuggling and subsequent violence
at same village, involving KNF cadres and villagers resulting in
the death of two persons and injury of four others.
December 16: The local people of
Kwakta lynch to death a suspected KNF cadre while trying to abduct
two Muslim elders, identified as Mohammed Ahmad and Mohammed Itao
of Kwakta village under Moirang Police Station in the Bishnupur
December 9: Around 15 KNF cadres
abduct Rengmeithang Kom, chief of Thayong village in the Senapati
District, from his residence and demanded a sum of INR 100000 as
a ‘fine’ for not attending a meeting of village chiefs of the area.
Later, he is released after a ransom payment of INR 80,000 in the
morning of December 10.
December 5: A KNF cadre, Paolun
Khongsai, is arrested by a team of Imphal East district police commandos
from New Checkon. He belongs to Lhangjeng village at Leitop in the
Senapati district. One demand letter of the KNF-Zogam is recovered
from his possession.
November 23: Police arrests a person,
Thanga Hmar, while coming to Haflong market to serve an extortion
note in the guise of the KNF 'area commander', Stenli Kuki.
November 6: The Dimapur District
Police and India Reserve Battalion personnel arrested 14 suspected
KNF cadres during two simultaneous search operations in Dimapur
and rescued one driver earlier abducted by suspected militants.
Police recovered eight mobile handsets, one 7.65 pistol with five
rounds, one .9-mm pistol with eight live rounds and some documents
from the militants’ possession.
October 30: A ‘corporal’ of the
Samuel faction of the KNF, identified as Mangboi Haokip alias Karbin,
is shot dead by suspected cadres of the Military Council faction
of the KNF at Muongbung Tea Estate in Sejang village under Jiri
police station of Churachandpur district.
September 21: One suspected KNA 'commander' is killed by the rival
KNF militants at Samuthong under Lamlai police station. They decamp
with an AK-47 of the slain militant.
September 11: The Military
Council faction of the KNF claims that its cadre have shot at and
wounded three drug peddlers in the Churachandpur district. The outfit
further claims that they are paraded before the media persons along
with 1200 RP tablets ‘seized’ from them.
August 11: Three employees of the
State electricity department, including an assistant engineer identified
as Konthoujam Ranjit Singh, were abducted by the KNF militants when
they were on their way from Mao in the Senapati district to capital
Imphal along the National Highway-39.
May 31: Some villagers are assaulted
by suspected cadres of the KNA and Military Council faction of the
KNF, when they requested the militants not to take a percentage
from their wages for works done under the National Rural Employment
Generation Scheme (NREGS) at Tuibuong in the Churachandpur district.
Five persons sustain injuries in the incident.
May 30: The 'information and publicity
secretary' of the KNF, identified as Isack Kuki, said that the outfit
has agreed to 'relieve' one of its cadres, Haokhothang alias Doctorpu,
on humanitarian and health grounds. He also said that 'letter heads'
of the outfit without 'logo' and 'emblem' on the centre of the paper
were fake. He asked individuals and officials not to give ransom
May 19: The joint secretary of the
Tamenglong-Jiri Zone of the Kuki Inpi (apex body of the Kuki tribe
in Manipur), identified as Paoihum Khongsai, is stabbed to death
by suspected militants, including a cadre of the Military Council
faction of the KNF identified as Seigin Khongsai, at Leisangphai
village in the Tamenglong district. Later, people in retaliation
May 17: Two cadres of the Prithvi
faction of the KNF, identified as Thangjalien and Minthang, and
two KRA cadres, Paominlien Haokip and Jacob Jangchin, are arrested
by the Army personnel from Chalwa village under Kangpokpi sub-division
in the Senapati district.
May 11: May 11: Two persons, including
a civilian and a suspected KNA militant, were killed when they were
caught in a clash between two suspected Kuki groups, the USRA and
Prithvi faction of the KNF, at Nangbram Nganukhong village under
Yairipok police station in the Thoubal district. One AK rifle magazine
along with 15 live rounds was recovered from the incident site.
While the slain civilian is identified as Mayengbam Tomba, the slain
KNA cadre is identified as Malsaun Vaiphei. According to another
source, Malsaun is a cadre of the USRA.
April 10: Sangai Express
reports that L.H. Stephen, 'publicity secretary' of the KNF, while
denying the presence of the Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unification
(KRA-U) outfit at Kangpokpi area in the Senapati district, stated
that any group wanting to operate or carry out any specific operation
for any duration within the area of operation of the KNF, should
first seek the 'permission' or else it might be forcibly 'evicted'.
December 23: Militants belonging
to the Presidential faction of the KNF take 28 Meitei persons, including
some students, while traveling in the Senapati district. However,
all of them were later released.
December 18: Three suspected KNF
cadres belonging to their Presidential faction are killed by the
KLA militants during a factional clash at Zoulen village under Saikul
police station in the Senapati district. According to a KLA spokesperson,
the clash occurred after the KNF militants entered Zoulen village
which is within the 'operational area' of KLA to collect money and
paddy from the villagers. He claimed that five KNF cadres were wounded
in the clash.
December 6: The KNF asks two persons,
Khaikholam Haokip and Nehminthang Baite, to ‘surrender’. The outfit
alleges that they are involved in several cases of extortion and
the looting of passenger vehicles between Motbung and Sapermeina
in the Senapati district, and they have escaped to the Churachandpur
district and have received shelter from an unnamed civil society
November 29: One KLA cadre, Alwin
alias Lungpu, is killed by suspected KNF militants during a factional
clash at Bongbal village in the Churachandpur district.
November 27: Three suspected KNF
cadres, identified as Thanglen Touthang, Lunkhuthang Haokip and
Salam Gobind alias Jonny, are arrested by Manipur Police during
a search operation at New Chekon area in the Imphal East district.
November 15: The ‘vice-chairman’
of the Military Council faction of the KCP, identified as Oinam
Suran-joy alias Sanjoy alias Joy alias Piba, is arrested during
a search operation at Yumnam Khunou area in the Imphal East district.
Two more cadres of the same facion, Chanam Bikram Singh and Laishram
Chandra-kumar Singh alias Ibungo-chouba alias Michael, are arrested
from their respective houses at Kongba Laishram Leikai in the Imphal
West district on the same day. They confess that they were operating
under one L. Khomba, and were asked to extort INR 30,000 and INR
40,000 from the Manager of Singjamei branch of the Urban Co-operative
Bank and Digen, Superintendent Engineer of Soibam Leikai, respectively
for the outfit. They are also asked to demand eight SK oil tankers
from Golmei, Inspector of the Food and Civil Supplies Department.
November 11: One militant of the
Presidential faction of the KNF, identified as Lethomang Baite,
is arrested by police during a search operation at Keithelmanbi
in the Senapati district. Lethomang was operating at Kangpokpi area
under another militant, ‘ss sgt’ Jelly, who was involved in extortion
of ransom from the passenger buses along the National Highway -53.
November 7: Two KNF militants, Thangsikhup
Jaiche alias Akhup and Umsophul Rangla, are arrested from Keithelmanbi
area in the Imphal East district.
October 18: Over 300 villagers from
Saichang village under Lamlai police station in the Imphal East
district are camping at nearby Itham Moirangpurel village following
the clash between the KLA and Prithvi faction of the KNF at Saichang
and Bongyang villages.
October 17: Four unidentified KNF
militants are arrested by the SFs from Dholai area in the Cachar
district of Assam while traveling from Aizawl in Mizoram to Silchar
October 17: Manipur Police stated
that one KLA militant was killed and two others wounded in a clash
with militants belonging to the Prithvi faction of the KNF at Bongyang
village under Saikul police station in the Senapati district. Meanwhile,
the 'president' of the Prithvi faction of the KNF denied the involvement
of the group's cadres in the clash. Another report mentioned that
the clash was a factional fight between the KLA militants. The report
added that one AK rifle, one SLR, one M-16 and one US Carbine were
taken away from the KLA cadres by the other group.
September 25: Suspected KNF cadres
fired upon a house-cum-shop owned by one Dayamoi at Heirangoithong
in the Imphal West district. Though no casualty is reported, a hand
grenade in a polythene bag was found near the door of the shop.
September 17: Two persons, Tongkholun Kipgen and
Henzapao Guite, are shot dead by suspected cadres of the Military
Council faction of the KNF and USRA at the foothills of Boljol village
in the Churachandpur district. Empty cases of AK rifles are recovered
from the incident site. September 13: Two cadres of the Zougam faction
of the KNF, Thounaojam Romi alias Kamini and Wahengbam Sunil alias
Chaoba, are arrested from Assembly Road crossing in the Imphal East
August 29: A youth, Flode Paomai,
is assaulted by the public for extortion in the name of the KNF
outfit at Chingmeirong Paomai colony in the Imphal East district.
June 12: Police killed four unidentified
cadres of the president faction of the KNF during an exchange of
fire at Gelnel village in the Senapati district. One police personnel
identified as Mj. Dhaiya, also sustained injuries during the clash.
Police also recovered three weapons, including one light machine
gun and an M-16 rifle, along with a huge quantity of ammunition
from the incident site.
June 5: In the continuing factional
clashes among Kuki militant outfits, 'finance commander' of the
Zogam faction of the KNF, identified as Dongkhogin Haokip, is shot
dead by an unidentified cadre of the Presidential faction of the
KNF at Sapermeina area in the Senapati district.
May 29: The Zougam faction of the
KNF outfit killed five of its cadres, Dany, Seitinlal, Paominlen,
Hencha and Lalminlul alias Jerry, who deserted the outfit's camp
at T Bijang in the Churachandpur district. The KNF recovered one
lethod gun, four AK series rifles and one M-16 from the slain deserters.
February 12: An encounter was reported
between SF personnel and militants of the KNF's Military Council
faction at N. Boljang village in the Senapati district. There was
no casualty in the incident.
February 5: A Kuki National Front
(KNF) militant belonging to the President faction was killed and
another belonging to the Kuki National Army (KNA) was injured in
an internecine clash between two outfits at Koubru Leikha under
Sapermaina police station in the Senapati district. The slain KNF
militant was identified as Hengoumang Kipgen.
November 30: The 'public relation
officer' of the Samuel faction of the Kuki National Front, 'captain'
Namjapao, is shot dead and another cadre, Henjapao, sustained injuries
when they were attacked by the rival Kuki National Army cadres at
Bijang in the Churachandpur district.
November 16: Security force personnel
arrested a Kuki National Front (KNF) militant, Lunkim Thangkhomang
Khongsai alias Mangboi, from Chingmeirong in the Imphal East district.
Two letters of extortion, signed by T S Roneg of the outfit, was
recovered from his possession.
April 1: Four staff members of a
private recording studio belonging to the Hmar community are abducted
by KNF cadres belonging to its Zougam faction from Tuibong for their
refusal to pay extortion amount of Rupees 200,000.
December 21: The 'defense secretary'
of KNF, Mangoi, is killed during an encounter with the police in
the Imphal West district.
December 15: Four militants are
killed in a clash between the KNA and KNF-P at the Koubru Hill Range
under Gamnom Sapermeina police station in Senapati district.
August 28: The KNF opposes any handing
over of 'Kuki territories' to the NSCN-IM without prior consent
and mandate of the Kuki tribals. Claiming that Nagas are the 'non
owner of the land', the outfit says that it is keeping a close tab
on the Union Government's negotiations with the NSCN-IM.
May 11: Suspected KNF cadres abduct
Paokai Haokip, a former Member of Parliament, and four village chiefs
from Saitu in the Senapati district, accusing them of "a nexus
with the security force personnel."
Assam Rifles personnel neutralise a KNF camp located near K Sajal
village of Sadar Hills.
April 4: Three KNF (Samuel faction)
cadres are killed during an internecine clash with the rival Military
Council faction (KNF-MC) at Molcham village in the Churachandpur
March 30: KNF cadres shoot at and
injure five wine vendors in the Kalapahar area under Kangpokpi police
station in Imphal East district.
March 10: A KNF (Zougam faction)
cadre, identified as Alex Khaute, surrenders before the Chief Minister
February 23: Three KNF (Military
Council faction) cadres are arrested from the Lamlong area in Imphal
October 25: Three KNF terrorists
are killed in an encounter at a place between KR Lane and Golapati
in the Imphal East district.
October 24: Security forces kill
a KNF-P cadre, identified as Nekhogin Kipgen, at Kalapahar under
Kangpokpi police station limit in the Senapati district.
September 21: Security forces arrest
a cadre belonging to the KNF-MC faction during cordon and search
operations at New Checkon in the Imphal East district.
February 28: Three senior KNF-Z
cadres are killed by the rival KNF-S in a factional gunfight at
Hengjang near Patlian village in the Churachandpur district.
September 13: Assam Rifles personnel
kill at least 10 KNF-MC cadres during an encounter at Sangtun village
in the Senapati district.
July 31: KNF issues a diktat to
the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation and its contractors,
who are executing the Loktak project, to restrict movement of their
vehicles along the Leimatak route in Bishnupur district.
July 13: Three suspected KNF cadres
are killed during an encounter with the police at Gelbung village
under the Saparmeina police station limits in the Sadar Hills area.
April 05: KNF-MC claims responsibility
for the grenade explosion at the Eastern Motors Ltd in Chingmeirong
in which four persons, including two security force personnel, were
injured on April 3.
February 20: Army personnel in Jiribam
subdivision unearth a PLA-KNF hideout in Sonapur area of Imphal
East district and recover a Universal Machine Gun, a large quantity
of ammunition and some incriminating documents.
July 25: Both the factions - the
Military Council and Zougam - of the KNF decide to reunite through
an agreement. The outfits agree to 'bury internal differences' to
continue the joint-fight for 'Kukiland'.
March 14: A KNF-MC cadre is killed
in an encounter with the security forces near Bungmual village.
- August 27: Three militants are killed in an internecine
conflict between suspected cadres of the Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA)
and KNF-UNLF combine at Tokvum village, south of Churachandpur police
- November 28: Two KNF cadres are arrested from the
official residence of the State Transport Minister in Lamphel.
December 6: Sixteen KNF cadres are
arrested from Yangnoi and Keithelmanbi in the Senapati district.
May 29: The KNF enforces closure
of St. Xavier's School at Moirang in the Bishnupur district for
a year as the school authorities refuse to pay a sum of Rupees 20,000
as demanded by the outfit.
January 17: Seven KNF cadres are
arrested from different parts of Manipur.
February 26: Eight KNF cadres are
arrested from different parts of Manipur.
February 20: One KNF cadre is arrested
from Porompat in the Imphal East.
June 24; Four KNF cadres are killed
during an encounter with the Amy at Haipi under Kangpokpi police
station jurisdiction in the Senapati district.
May 12: Nine KNF cadres, including
a woman, are killed at Thinganagphai Kuki village in the Churachandpur
district during a raid by the security forces.
April 30: Eight Manipur Rifles personnel
and a civilian are killed and 16 persons are injured as the KNF
cadres ambush a security party escorting passenger buses at Saparmaina
on the National Highway-39, thirty-five kilometers from the State
- October 29: Suspected KNF cadres attack a police
party killing two police personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent
of Police, and injure six others at Mata village in the Churachandpur
- August 14: KNF calls for a 48-hour Manipur bandh
(strike) to press for the demand of a separate Kukiland to be carved
out of the Kuki-inhabited areas in Manipur.
Source:Compiled from news reports and