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Incidents and Statements involving Kuki National Front: 2014



Nature of incident

January 11

Imphal East/ Senapati

Suspected armed cadres of KNF-N abducted four persons who are engaged in construction of road near Singda Dam.

January 19 Imphal West/ Senapati

Four persons who were abducted by suspected KNF-N militants were released at Koirengei in Imphal West District. All the four persons were abducted from a work site from Singda in Senapati District. Sources said they were asked to pay INR 10 million.

January 24 Manipur

The KNF-N is all set to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) celebration of 2014 in five hill Districts of the state. KNF-N said their boycotting of the Repubic Day will be done "separately of our own excluding the CorCom (conglomerate of Manipur valley based militant outfits) or the collective bandh called by North East insurgent groups

January 25 Tamenglong

One suspected KNF cadre was arrested along with arm and ammunitions by 43 Assam Rifles on January 25 from Buning Village in Tamenglong District. A source identified as one Mangkho Sitlhou alias Casper, a 'sergeant major' of KNF.

February 2 Sadar Hills/ Senapati

'President' of the KNF-N, Napoleon, has denied the outfit's involvement in the various abductions in the State over the past few months. The clarification came in even as people of Charhajar, Sadar Hills staged a sit-in-protest on February 2 demanding the safe release of a man who was allegedly abducted on the midnight of January 31.

February 7 NS

The UNC has asked the abductors of Island Tangkhul village secretary Mathotmi Chahong at the earliest to avoid any undesired consequences. 45-year-old Mathotmi Chahong has been abducted by armed men suspected to be KNF-N militants, from his home.

March 9 Senapati

A bullet riddled body suspected to be that of a cadre of KNF-P faction was on retrieved by the Police from Leingangpokpi village in Senapati. The body was found blind folded with both hands tied with a rope, Police said.

March 9 NS

KNF-N, categorically stated it would keep a 'strict vigil' on implementation of PMGSY works as well as other development programmes taken up by the State and Central Governments, in their area. KNF-N 'publicity secretary' Gogou Vaiphei saying that they have no intention to disturb development activities, explained that they have been constrained to 'monitor' all kinds of development works because of the dubious nature of implementing development programmes by firms/agencies or contractors.

April 3 Imphal West/ Senapati

SFs launched a joint operation at Tabungkhok in Imphal West District, and arrested one cadre belonging to KNF-Z, identified as '2nd Lieutenant' Thangareng. A 9mm pistol with magazine, three live rounds of 9mm and INR 5,510 were recovered from his possession.

April 22 Lamka/ Churachandpur

A cadre of KNF-Samuel faction identified as Lulun Haokip was attacked and injured at near Tribal Museum at Thangzam Road in Lamka area of Churachandpur District of Manipur.


Non-Violent Indo-Myanmar border

KNF-N observed its 26th raising day, a day before the actual date due to certain security reason at the outfit's Daitwi camp general head-quarters along Indo-Myanmar border. A message from its 'President', Napolean Kremlin, was read out in which it called upon all Kukis and its organization's to unite. He further called upon all organisations to join hands and achieve a common political goal under the Constitution of India. The occasion was followed by the oath taking ceremony of 20 new cadres, who had completed their basic military training bringing the total strength of KNF-N to 150.

May 17 Indo-Myanmar border

KNF-Z informed that it has not authorised an individual named Seilal alias Tony Haokip to collect fund for the outfit. The outfit cautioned not to extend cooperation to the individual.

May 22 Kamuching/Thoubal

Four cadres of KNF-N were arrested by combined team of AR and Imphal East Police Commandos. All the four arrested militants were under the command of 'Corporal' Helen Kipgen.

June 22 NS

In relation to the shooting incident on June 17, KNF stated that the fact the KRA is 'policing' the area with arms is a violation of SoO.

July 11 Churachandpur

There are 17 militant groups affiliated with KNO at Churachandpur District.

July 28 NS

UPF team headed by Araon Kipgen, will reach New Delhi on July 30 for a meeting with MHA officials. The current SoO with UPF will end by August 22.

August 9 NS

12 days before the expiry of the present term of SoO of UPF uncertainty hangs whether UPF will sign for extension of SoO

August 12 New Delhi

UPF convenor Aaron Kipgen stated that they have apprised the Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju the issues concerning UPF and the need to expedite the political peace process and submitted a memorandum for immediate appointment of interlocutor.

August 13 NS

KNF-Nehlun has called for a shutdown in all 5 Hill Districts from the evening of August 14 to dusk of August 15 as a part of boycotting Independence Day

August 13 NS

UPF decided to agree to extend the SoO term after its expiry on August 22.

August 18 NS

KNF-N militant identified as Seikhochon Doungel alias Chochon was arrested from an unspecified location. On his disclosure another associate of his identified as Thangal Haokip alias Boipu of the same militant group was arrested from Langol Games Village Zone iii in Imphal East District.

On his disclosure another associate of his identified as Thangal Haokip alias Boipu of the same militant group was arrested from Langol Games Village Zone iii in Imphal East District.

October 7 NS

Although SoO pact between KNO State Government and GoI has been extended by an year, no tripartite political dialogue will be held as KNO have certain grudges against the Government.

October 13 NS

KNA information and publicity secretary LH Stephen' stated that KRA, which is under SoO has opened a new 'army head quarters' called Tintong 'battalion' at Veitum Kholen, New Keithelmanbi in Imphal West District under command of 'sergeant major' Ronald Haokip ON October 8. He also added that the new 'army headquarters' has 11 automatic rifles.

October 23 Molnom/Sadar hills

Police rescued two labourers identified as Thokchom Kanta Singh and Haobijam Jackson Singh from Molnom Village in Sadar Hills. They were held for a ransom of INR one Billion. The rescue happened after Police arrested active militants of KNF-N Jangkhohen Kipgen alias Jangpu , Saikul PS and another individual identified as Paolenmang Kipgen from Andro parking in Imphal East District .Investigation also revealed that they had came to Andro parking for negotiation of ransom amount for two kidnapped labours.

October 24 Lamlai bazar/ Imphal East

KNF militant identified as Letlalthang Chongloi alias Linus was arrested by Imphal East District Police Commandos from vicinity of Lamlai bazar, Imphal East.

November 7 Yairipok Santa Bazar/ Thoubal

SFs arrested KNF-N militant identified as Mohammed Aktar alias Nageshwar from Yairipok Santa Bazar in Thoubal. One 9 mm pistol loaded with six live rounds was seized from him.

December 19 NS

1059 UPF militants under the SoO have surrendered before the Government.



Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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