Nature of incident
Chandel in Manipur
Adhering to the ideology propounded by KNF founder
president Nehlun Kipgen, KNF-Nehlun has been striving to achieve
the goals aspired by the late leader, the most important being
creation of a Kukiland. Briefing media persons at their Daitwi
base camp situated along Indo-Myanmar border, KNF-N spokesman
KS Elson said that Nehlun Kipgen set up KNF on March 18, 1987
in a village near the Indo-Myanmar border. Since then KNF has
split into three/four factions thereby creating a confusing
situation to the people. Nevertheless, KNF-N has been following
the ideology of Nehlun Kipgen to secure a Kukiland as desired
by the late leader, stated KS Elson.. KNF-N is not a party to
the SoO pact, he clarified.
Senapati District of Manipur
A KNF cadre identified as Jarath alias
Mimin Kipgen (28) was arrested from Manidhara village under Kangpokpi
|Chandel in Manipur
Newly formed KNF-N attacked the official residence
of Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Ngamthang Haokip with
a hand grenade . However, the grenade did not explode. ''Publicity
Secretary of KNF-N, Gou Vaiphei told over the phone that the attack
was carried out as the Minister turned down the request of the
outfit to extend monetary help. The 'publicity secretary' further
warned that the outfit would not only carry out other attacks
in future but also take the life of the Minister if he fails to
extend monetary help to the outfit.
|Senapati in Manipur
A roadblock was enforced at Kangpokpi in Senapati
District against the arrest of a KNF-P cadre, which is a party
to the tripartite SoO agreement, by the Police. A source said
Seilian Vaiphei (38) was arrested by a team of Senapati District
Police from Kangpokpi area on charge of carrying out extortion.
Cash amount of INR 68,000 and a mobile handset were recovered
from his possession.
|Senapati in Manipur
The KNF celebrated its 26th raising day at Camp
Ebenezer in Sadar Hills (Senapati District) with more than 200
cadres and leaders. KNF 'president' ST Thangboi said that KNF
has come a long way since its formation in 1987.
|Senapati in Manipur
The 'commanding officer' of KNF, Ebenezer Camp,
HS Seipao Kipgen alias Shanty Kipgen' was shot dead by some unidentified
persons near the Sapormeina Forest Beat under Gamnom Sapormeina
Police Station in Senapati District . Though the exact motive
and identity of the group which killed Shanty Kipgen is not known,
it is suspected that one group which broke away from KNF, and
is not a party to SoO is behind the killing, informed a source.
According to KNF 'publicity secretary' LH Stephen, Shanty was
returning to their camp after visiting his family.
KNF-Nehlun has denied its involvement in the killing
of Seikhopao Kipgen, 'commanding officer' of Ebenezer Camp of
the KNF-P. Clarifying that none of its cadres venture into Sapermeina
where the killing took place, a statement issued by the 'Information
& Publicity secretary' of KNF-Nehlun, Gogou Vaiphei said that
the KNF-P blamed them without citing any genuine evidence and
urged the Government to support them to harass the KNF-N as they
are not a party to the SoO just to conceal their own pre-planned
|Senapati / manipur
At least one suspected KNF-N militant, identified
as Dangthang Kipgen aged around 30 to 35 years, was injured in
a factional clash between KNF-N and KNF-P at Bongbal Khullen under
Yairipok Police Station in Imphal East District. KNF-N is the
breakaway faction of KNF-P.
KNF , a party to tripartite SoO agreement from
the UPF camp, has denied any involvement in the shootout that
took place at Bongbal in Senapati District in the night of May
27. A statement issued by the Information and Publicity secretary
of the KNF, Lh Stephen clarified that all the weapons and cadres
of the outfit were kept intact at the designated camp. He said
the name of KNF was dragged in the incident with an attempt to
malign the outfit's good name and dignity.
Asserting that the KNF would not accept the formation
of any new underground outfit when the peace process and political
dialogue is on with the Government of India, the statement appealed
all Kuki militant, civil organisations, political leaders and
the public not to extend any moral or financial support to the
KNF-N led by one Henkholen alias James in the interest of peace..
Rejecting outright the claim of the KNF, a party
to tripartite SoO that none of its cadres are present in Bongbal
Kholen village, the KNF-N faction categorically asked with whom
cadres of the KNF-N exchanged fires if none of the KNF cadres
were present at the village on May 27 shootout. A statement issued
by the Information and publicity secretary of KNF-N, Gogou Vaiphei
urged the Home Department to book the culprits along with the
KNF president for violation of the SoO ground rules and the Government
should maintain strict vigil on the free movement of KNF cadres.
The KNF had denied any involvement in the shootout that took place
at Bongbal in Senapati District in the night of May 27.
|Thoubal / Manipur
The Superintendent of Police, Thoubal District,
issued a press release stating that SFs arrested six cadres of
the KNF-P during a search operation at Yairipok Laimanai Lamkhai.
They were identified as Lulin Kipgen, Paokhothang Khongsai, Ginminsei
Kipgen, Haolunmang, Satgoulen Kipgen and Nehkhohao Kipgen.
|Imphal East/ Manipur
A KNF-N cadre who attacked the residence of IFC
Minister with hand grenade and killed KNF-P 'camp commander' Seipao
recently has been arrested by Imphal East District Police commandos
on June 15. The cadre identified as Letginhao Haokip alias Abin
Haokip alias Haopu alias Hegin (28) was arrested from Kongpal
Kongkham Leikai. Two mobile handsets were seized from his possession.
He was involved in the grenade attack carried out on the residence
of IFC Minister Ngamthang Haokip on April 26 at Chassad Avenue
and killing of KNF-P camp commander Seipao alias SP on
May 23 at Sapermeina in Senapati District.
|Imphal / Manipur
Imphal West Police commandos arrested two militants
of PLA and one KNF-N from Takyel Khongbal and North AOC, Imphal
respectively. They were identified as Pangambam Roshan Singh,
Laishram Naobicha alias Makung of PLA and P Muoma Vaiphei alias
Moun of KNF-N.
KNF-N has said a press release that the outfit
has no cadre by the name of Letginhao alias Abin alias
Hegin alias Haopu who was reportedly arrested on June 15.
|Senapati / Manipur
A gunfight took place between suspected cadres
of KNF-N and SFs in the morning at Bongbal Kholen village in Senapati
District. A source said that the encounter took place between
suspected KNF-N cadres and troops of 15 Assam Rifles, who were
on foot patrol in the area. The encounter that began around 5am
lasted till around 7am. However, no casualty has been reported
from both sides. 90 live rounds of AK rifle were recovered from
the spot, the source said.
|Senapati / Manipur
KNF cadre, identified as Thangboi Kipgen reportedly
sustained injury in the encounter that took place between troops
of Assam Rifles at Bongbal Kholen in Senapati District.
|Imphal east / Manipur
SFs arrested one cadre belonging to KNF-N, identified
as Seikhongam Haokip (45), from Kongpal Kongkham Leikai near Nightingale
Nursing Home in Imphal East District.
|Senapati / Manipur
Imphal West commandos arrested one active member
of KRA, identified as Thangminlian Khongsai alias Boinao
(34), from Dewlaland near Christian Hospital.
|Senapati / Manipur
One Rohan, on behalf of the 'information secretary'
of the KNF' Stephen, said that the incident was unfortunate. Elaborating,
he said that the KNF cadres were on their way back to Camp Ebenezzer
after pulling up four cadres, who had left the camp without permission
in the night of July 1. From the side of the KNF, no one opened
fire, he claimed.
Troops of 15 Assam Rifles reportedly launched
operation at Sabikhong leading to the arrest of one cadre of KNF-Nehlun,
identified as Demkhogin Khonsai, on July 3. One hand Grenade was
recovered from him.
Based on specific intelligence regarding presence
of a KNF-N militants at Canaan Veng village, troops of Red Shield
Division along with Police representative launched an operation
which led to arrest of two cadres of KNF-N, identified as Kaiminlal
and Mangkhohao Kipgen. One 9mm pistol and three live rounds were
recovered from them.
|Kohima / Nagaland
Kohima District Police arrested three KNF cadres
near South Point Market in Kohima during a routine frisking. According
to PRO, Kohima Police, the arrestees were identified as Nangpu
Sitlhou (22), Hoinu Kipgen (27) and Mangeha (22). One 9mm pistol
along with one magazine and 13 live rounds of 9mm ammos, one .38
pistol along with one magazine and six live rounds and cash amounting
to INR 22,560 were recovered from their possession.
The Imphal West District Police commandos arrested
a cadre of the KNF-N, identified as Salkeithang Kipgen alias
Ranjit, from Thangal Bazar.
KNF-Nehlun as approved in its 3rd convention
has appointed Abi Vaiphei as divisional finance in-charge of headquarters
(including Litan area), George Thadou as finance in-charge of
Imphal East (including Saikul area) and Tennyson Kuki as finance
in-charge of Imphal West (including DM Road), said a press release
issued by the outfit's information and publicity secretary Gogou
The KNF-Nehlun has called bandh (general shut
down) with effect from 5pm of August 14 till 5pm of August 15
within the territory of the proposed 'Kukiland' in protest against
the alleged step-motherly treatment of Kukis by the Government.
The KNF-N would not cease their activities until and unless the
demand for creation of Kukiland or statehood for Kukis is achieved,
it asserted. The KNF submitted a memorandum to the Government
on February 8, 1992, for introduction of a bill in the Parliament
for creation of Kukiland as the 26th State of India. KNF also
submitted a memorandum to the Government of Manipur, but it was
never taken up for discussion.
|Churachandpur / Manipur
One militant belonging to the KNF-Z was lynched
in Churachandpur District by the militants of the HPC-D. The HPC-D
operates in Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Police sources said that
there was a standoff between the militants over the turf war and
both sides had made their presence felt. While one of the militants
died on the spot, two others sustained life threatening injuries.
The KNF-N remembered its founder Nehlun Kipgen
on October 12 somewhere in Manipur hills. On October 12, 1993,
KNF supremo Nehlun Kipgen was killed by the CRPF at Motbung.
Three villagers of Motbung Meitei Leikai in Senapati
District were assaulted by four cadres of KNF who came down from
its Ebenezer's camp. Subsequent upon the assault, infuriated villagers
of Motbung Meitei Leikai blocked Imphal-Dimapur highway at Motbung
Three suspected KNF-Nehlun militants were killed
in a reported gun fight with a combined SFs at Bongbal Kholen
in Senapati District in the morning of December 11. The Assam
rifles press release said that the combined team while conducting
combing operation in a hilly and a thickly wooded area, were fired
upon at about 6.30 am.
Even as two of the three suspected KNF-N cadres
gunned down on December 11 in an encounter with Security Forces
at Bongbal Khullen in Senapati District were identified, the third
one is said to be a student. While saying that two of the three
slain men are KNF-N cadres, various Kuki civil organisations claimed
that the third one is a student. The two KNF-N cadres were identified
as Jangminlal Haokip (25) and Seikholet Kipgen (25). The third
one identified as Khaiminthang Kipgen (16) is said to be a Class
XI student of CC Higher Secondary School.
The Sadar Hills based Kuki Inpi, Kuki Students'
Organisation and Thadou Students' Association vehemently condemned
the killing of Khaiminthang.
Regretting loss of 'regular warriors' 'Corporal'
Seikholet Kipgen and 'Troop Striker' Jangminlal Haokip for the
sake of "Kukiland" in an encounter on December 11, the KNF-N said
the particular day will be remembered and observed every year
as the "Day of Stepping Stone" in the revolutionary movement.
A gunfight was reported between the cadres of
KRA-U and KNF-P at Khongjang village of Sapermaina in Senapati
District. No casualty was reported in the clash.
AR arrested five militants, three from KNF-P and
two of KRA-U. SFs recovered one .9 mm pistol with magazine and
live rounds, one 7.65 mm pistol with magazine and live ammunition,
one .22 Rifle with magazine and live rounds, two Chinese hand
grenades, one No.36 hand grenade and one mine. The KNF-P trio
was identified as Tarzan (26), Cavandish (26) and Lunpimang Kipgen
(18) and KRA-U cadres as 'Sergent' Gogou Chongloi (24) and Dehkholal
KRA-U has claimed that the reported gunfight which
occurred at Khinjang village was not between KNF-P and KRA-U.
The shootout was between KRA-U and a faction led by Letgoulen,
said a press release issued by KRA-U 'Information and Publicity
Secretary' C Napolean Thadou. The outfit said that KNF-P and KRA-U
are allied groups of UPF, currently under SoO agreement with the
Government. KRA-U also vowed not to indulge in such activities
again during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The two abducted labourers from Bishnupur district
were freed by their abductors at Heitupokpi under Imphal East
district. The labourers, identified as Sanasam Tomba, (44) and
Amom Doren, (30), were abducted by Kuki National Front-Nehlun
(KNF-N) militants at a construction site in Tuisenphai village
under Saikul Police Station in Senapati District December 10.