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Incidents and Statements Kuki Revolutionary Army: 2003-2012


  • December 14: SFs recovered a 7.65 pistol and a bullet from the house of one Semson Killing of Dikro Killing village under Upper Dillaji area in Karbi Anglong District. Later, SFs arrested Killing. Police sources informed that the KRA had used this pistol in the abduction of a father of a church.

  • December 9: Four days after meeting Government representatives in New Delhi, the KNO, one of the two umbrella organisations of the Kuki militant outfits has warned of the "possibility of unwarranted and tragic incidents" if the Government of India continues to ignore the aspiration of the outfit as "Suspension of Operation (SoO) has technically expired on November 22.

  • December 5: Tripartite talk between the Union Government, Manipur Government and KNO, an umbrella body of 17 Kuki militant groups held at New Delhi was inconclusive as KNO remained hardened its stance on a written assurance from the centre for the commencement of a political dialogue. However, he said that KNO did not set any deadline for the commencement of the political dialogue. It only insisted on an assurance for initiating the political dialogue at the earliest.

  • December 4: The ZRF has sought to join the UPF, a conglomerate of Kuki armed groups under the SoO pact with Central and Manipur Government. A formal intimation to join the UPF has already been sent. ZRF was earlier a member of the conglomerate body, KNO.

  • November 28: UPF and KNO the two conglomerates of Kuki armed outfits which are under SoO pact with the Central and Manipur Government are likely to come up with some common proposals at the meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the State Government scheduled on December 5 at New Delhi. A reliable source informed that both UPF and KNO have not given any assurance to sign for extension of the SoO pact. The SoO expired on November 22.

  • November 27: The next round of tripartite talks involving the two Kuki militant conglomerates, KNO and UPF, State and Central Government would be held on December 5 at New Delhi

  • November 22: KSDC lifted the ongoing indefinite highway blockade. KSDC agreed to suspend the blockade after the Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam assured it that the State Government would make all possible efforts to persuade the Central Government to start political dialogue with Kuki rebel outfits that had signed tripartite SoO agreements with the State Government and the Centre. The Kuki militant outfits are represented by two umbrella organisations -KNO and UPF.

  • November 21: The SoO agreement in 2005 between Kuki militant groups and the Centre will expire. The 20 Kuki militant groups under two umbrella bodies of the KNO and UPF have been on a tripartite ceasefire agreement with the Central and State Government since August 2005. The militant groups are now staying in designated camps. "The ground rules will continue even after the expiry of the agreement tomorrow as it would be extended in a few days by the Centre, the process for which is on," Additional Director-General of Police (law and order) L.M. Khaute on November 21 said.

  • November 6:The two Kuki formations, KNO and UPF formed a Core Committee in an attempt to work out a common policy that they intend to put before the Government. Both are SoO signatories with Central Government. KNO is demanding a separate Kuki State while the UPF has insisted on a State-within a State under Article 244A of the Indian Constitution.

  • November 2: KNO an umbrella organization of 16 Kuki outfits, threatened to resume armed struggle and secede from Manipur if the Centre did not begin talks with them which could be a hurdle in the ongoing peace talks between the Centre and Naga insurgent group, NSCN-IM. However, KNO leaders stressed they want a solution within the Constitution's framework. The seven-year-old SoO agreement between the KNO and the Government of India ends in November 22 The KNO is worried after talks between NSCN-IM and the Centre seem close to a settlement.

  • October 5: One KRA militant identified as Jang Hao Thorthang was killed when two Kuki armed groups, UKDA and KRA, both under cease-fire with Government since 2011 got engaged in a bloody feud in Kuki inhabited area in Manja town in Karbi Anglong District. Two UKDA cadres identified as Seson Vita and Stephena Dunge sustained serious injuries.

  • September 30: KRA-Assam has served an ultimatum to KRA leaders/militants from Manipur (KRA-Manipur) stationed in Assam, declared them as "mercenaries", and has directed them to leave the State and their hideout in Dimapur area of Nagaland with immediate effect, reports. KRA-Assam further warned that if they defied the directive, they would be held responsible for any untoward incidents.

  • September 20: Kuki militant organization KRA alleged that KAAC was now planning to evict the entire Kuki population from their ancestral land by converting the area into tiger reserve.

  • September 11: KRA-U has entrusted John Thadou as its Central finance secretary with effect from September 12. Any kind of impersonation or any financial activities carried out in the name of the outfit besides John Thadou would not be tolerated by the outfit, said a statement issued by the information and publicity secretary of KRA-U, C Napolean Thadou.

  • September 7: Three armed outfits, UKLF, ZDV and KRA-U have appealed all concerned not to observe Kuki Black Day while also asserting that it would only elongate the memory of the past incidents, which could instill ill-will against others in the mind of the younger generation. The Kukis observe September 13 as black day to remember those Kukis killed in the four-year long Naga-Kuki ethnic clash during 1992-95.

  • June 29: SFs arrested one KRA militant, identified as Lamjahao Hangshing alias Abul, from old petrol pump of Kangpokpi in Senapati District at around 3:10 am. According to a statement of the Senapati SP, the arrested individual was trying to extort money from vehicles plying along the National Highway 2.

  • May 22: Police personnel posted at Chumukedima check gate in Dimapur District rescued an abducted trader from the clutches of his abductors at around 7:30 pm while he was being taken to Medziphema in a car. He was abducted from Blue Hill Station area at about 6 pm, Police said. Two of his abductors identified as Ngahsi Vaphei and Thangpoi Changloi were arrested while another two fled under cover of darkness. Thangpoi Changloi revealed he was a member of KRA, Manipur-based militant outfit and presently staying in Dimapur. It was also revealed that abductors had demanded INR 50,000 as ransom for his release.

  • March 19: SFs recovered a cache of arms and ammunition after they arrested a KRA cadre, identified as Hemin, from Khunkhu village in Senapati District. One 7.62-mm pistol and one live round were recovered from him. Later, on searching a nearby field, three AK 56 Rifles along with magazines, ammunition and other warlike stores were also recovered.

  • March 16: SFs arrested a KRA cadre, identified as Arik Chakma alias Arik.

  • March 1: SoO signatory group KRA has said that only genuine voters must be given voting rights in the re poll to 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections in Saikul assembly constituency to be held on March 4. Maintaining that KRA does not support any candidate, it stated that the measure has been initiated for peaceful conduct of democratic process.

  • February 14: Section of KRA-U refuted the report that the KRA-U has been merged with the KRA in November 2011.

  • February 13: KRA-U said the outfit joined the KRA in November 2011, clarifying that a letter dated December 1, 2011 was submitted to the chairman of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) in this regard. "The KRA (U), which is also under the Suspension of Operations (SoO), is pleased to inform you that the organization has been united with the KRA from November 2011," the letter dated December 1, 2011 quoted KRA-U 'commander-in-chief' George Kuki as saying. The KRA underwent a split with the formation of the KRA-U in 2007.

  • January 11: SFs arrested two KLA militants, identified as thanglalmani Vaiphei alias Romeo (30) and Boilen Khongsai (24), when they were carrying out extortion in Saikul Bazar area in Churachandpur District.


  • December 17: Suspected KRA cadres rained a volley of fire at a function attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi at Kangpokpi town in Sadar Hills District.Just about 30 minutes before the function started, a loud burst was heard on the side of Hijang along T Khullen Range. This was followed by rapid gunfire directed towards the function venue. No casualties were reported.

  • September 19: SFs arrested 11 militants of Manipur based militant group KRA from Moisa Killing village situated in Singhason Hill Track, under Bokajan Police in Karbi Anglong District. Superintendent of Police, Anurag Agarwal said, "50 to 60 armed KRA cadres are operating mainly in Singhason area who have migrated from Manipur, adding the militant outfit under suspension of operation status in the state of Manipur, operating in Singhason locality for domination of Kuki locality could not be tolerated." Agarwal also said that along with KRA another Kuki militant outfit, UKDA was also active in the area to gain supremacy, adding KRA and UKDA were continuously carrying out factional clash for dominancy in Kuki inhabited areas.

  • July 29: KRA has asked Sardar Hills Autonomous District Council 'chairman' Sehpu Sitlhou to distribute the MNREGS money to the public within three days. KRA 'publicity secretary' T. Simte alleged that ADC chairman Sehpu Sitlhou on July 14 had withdrawn INR 3 million of MNREGS fund for his `personnel use` which was meant for 22 days wages of Kangpokpi public. KRA leader warned that if Sehpu Sitlhou did not refund the money within three days time, the outfit will take stern action against the ADC chairman.

  • July 5: SFs arrested one KRA cadre, identified as 'sergeant major' T Dinten Doungel (25). One revolver along with incriminating documents were recovered from him.

  • April 20: SFs arrested three KRA militants in Imphal. The arrestees were identified as Haobijam Khambaton alias Bicky (27), Mutum Gobin alias Nanao (20) and Dongri Maram (20).

  • January 17: Two cadres belonging to KRA, who had served a demand letter of INR 1 lakh to a travel agent, were arrested by the SFs from Sekmai market in Imphal West District. The arrested militants were identified as Lanminthang Chongloi (18) and Mangtibthang Haokip (19).


  • August 31: Two militants of the pro-talk faction of KRA, identified as Thangena Khougsai (27) and Lamsem Kuki (25), were arrested by the Police from Mahur town of Dima Hasao District (erstwhile North Cachar Hills District). Police also arrested one Lunjahao Lienthang for providing shelter for the militants. One AK-47 rifle and 58 rounds of live cartridges recovered from their possession. The arrested cadres hail from Dima Hasao District and were active in Manipur. Police, meanwhile, suspect a breakaway group of KRA has entered into Dima Hasao District.

  • August 25: The chairman of the Village Chief Association of Sadar Hill and his accomplice, who were abducted from Leimakhong bazaar area in Senapati District, were assaulted. The victims were identified as one Jangchon (65) and Khaineipao (50). The sources further suspected that the incident could be related to the monetary demand by the suspected KRA cadres, who are under the Suspension of Operation with the Government. The KRA asked the chief to collect a sum of INR 30,000 from 10 villages of Sadar Hills and hand it over to the group, said the sources adding about INR 23,000 had been handed over to the group and the remaining is yet to be paid.

  • August 9: KRA and the KLA have joined the Kuki National Organization (KNO), which is the political front of a conglomeration of most of the Kuki armed groups under Suspension of Operation.

  • 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.

  • July 13: The Imphal East District Police arrested three cadres of the KRA and one cadres of the KRF from different places. The three KRA cadres, Luntinlian Chongloi (23), Paokhominthang Simte (26) and Thangleilal Khongsai (31), were arrested from Khurai Lamlong Thongkhong area. The Police recovered two demand notes of the KRA, cash amount of INR 13,000 and a motorcycle from their possession. The KRF cadre arrested from New Checkon traffic crossing was identified as Thangneo Doungel (27). A motorcycle was seized from his possession. A Police source claimed that Thangneo was involved in the bomb attack at the Keikhu Mayai Leikai residence of Mohammed Nazimuddin, Block Development Officer of Chandel District, some days back.

  • 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 factional clash.

  • April 12: Two persons, identified as Ningnem Suite (40) and Simon Singson (48), were arrested by the SFs with ammunition near Nanja in Karbi Anglong District of Assam. The SFs suspect that they are involved in illegal arms dealing and associated with the KRA.

  • March 29: Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain in the State Legislative Assembly said that among the active militant groups, the ULFA has a strength of 875 cadres, while the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has 225 cadres, AANLA has 30 cadres, KRA has 40 cadres, Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D) has 50 cadres, MULTA has 110 cadres and Assam unit of the Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin has 45 cadres. The Minister further said that the Unified Command structure is active in the State for launching coordinated operations against militants. The Minister informed the House that in the last two years, 535 persons, including 494 civilians and 41 SFs, were killed by militants, while, during the same period, 333 militants were killed by SFs in counter-insurgency operations. He added that two outfits, Bircha Commando Force (BCF) and Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF), are in suspension of operation with the State Government and two others- BW and KLNLF laid down arms to join the mainstream.

  • March 26: A KRA cadre, identified as Thangneo Doungel alias Mangcha (22), was arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Old Lambulane area. He had joined the KRA in 2000 through one Boboi and got training at Seikul Phanjang.

  • February 27: Three extortionists were arrested by the Police from Dhobinala of Dimapur in Nagaland. According to Police, three persons, who identified themselves as ‘highway commanders’ of Union faction of the  KRA, accosted a Manipuri driver in Padumpukhri area and forcibly took him to Dhobinala and demanded INR 5000 as "yearly tax." On expressing his inability to pay, they forcibly took away INR 3000 from the victim. The Police, who were already on the trail of abductors, arrested the trio. They were identified as John Singh, James Singh and Nao Metei.


  • June 5&6: Police arrested seven extortionists in connection with illegal tax collections from truck drivers and transporters at Dimapur and Medziphema in Nagaland. In one incident, two persons, identified as Kamal Chetri and Hukato Awomi, are arrested while collecting money on behalf of the NSCN-K outfit at New Field Check Gate. However, Police recover receipts of different factions, including UPDS, from their possession. In another incident, Police arrest one person, Hukato Awomi, while collecting 'taxes' in the name of FGN Western Command. Police also arrest a KRA cadre, Alvis Rongmei, for demanding money from transporters at a godown near Firing Range. His accomplice managed to escape from the incident site. Medziphema y Police arrest three cades of the Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unified from Jharnapani while extorting money from truckers at Jharnapani. They are identified as Apao Khom (25), Inohoto (26) and Nagato (15). According to Police sources, they had already collected INR 500 each from three vehicles in the name of the outfit.

  • March 15: Troops arrest a KRA militant, identified as Douminlen Chanloi, along with extortion receipt books with stamps of the KRA and extortion money, from Lungjing village near IT road.

  • March 13: One civilian, identified as Y. Robi Singh, is shot dead by the KRA militants in the Manja area of Karbi Anglong District in Assam.

  • February 25: The 'information and publicity secretary' of the KRA, Th. Misao, in Sadar Hills said that along with formation of Revolutionary Government of Kukigam on January 16, the outfit would function as its armed wing.

  • January 12: Assam Government in a statement in the Legislative Assembly says eight militant groups, including the ULFA, KLNLF, Black Widow, AANLA, KRA, HuM, MULTA and HPC-D, are active in the State.


  • December 23: A passenger vehicle plying from Imphal to Pukhao is hijacked by KRA cadres at Ikou village under Sawombung Police Station in the Imphal East District. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Pukhrihongbam Jiban, is abducted by two cadres of the outfit and kept in confinement. He is assaulted and later released after being given INR 1000 for his treatment. People in Sagolmang and Pukhao complain about the monetary demands made by the KRA to the local residents.

  • December 17: Guwahati City Police arrest four KRA militants, identified as Moirenthen Somarandra Meithei, Ramen Singh, Jogender Singh, and Moirenthen Nauchasingh, from the Jorabat area in the Kamrup District of Assam, when they are on their way to Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. All of them belong to Bishnupur area in the Imphal East District of Manipur. The Police also rescue two persons, Premjeet Singh and Chamba Singh, abducted by the militants from Behorbari under Baisistha Police station of Guwahati a few days back.

  • November 8: The Superintendent of Police of Imphal East district, Th. Radheshyam, said that vulnerable persons like drug addicts, HIV positive persons and widows are being used by militant groups, including KRA, Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unification (KRA-U), KLA, PULF and KCP- Military Council, in their extortion drive.

  • July 11: One KRA militant is killed by the Imphal East district police at Kairang Umang Lai under Heingang police station. A hand grenade along with some incriminating documents is recovered from his possession.

  • June 20 : At least 500 villagers of Waakan area of Sadar Hills under Saikul police station in the Senapati district have fled from their respective homes and are taking shelter near Purum Likli and Champhai villages since June 16, after nearly 200 cadres of KRA and KNA took up positions for a gun-battle in the area.

  • June 15: Two suspected KRA cadres, Sakhochong Hangsing and Lhanglein Hangshing, were arrested by IRB personnel at Koirengei old air field along the National Highway-39 on June 15. 102 rounds of live AK ammunition were recovered from their possession.

  • June 12 : Three KNA cadres are killed during a factional clash with the KRA at Molkon village under Saikul police station in the Senapati district. An India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel, Paokholun Lhungdim, is reported to have been killed in the crossfire.

  • June 12 : The shopkeepers protest at Pangei bazar in the Imphal East district against the monetary demands made by militant groups at some shops and women vendors two weeks back. One shopkeeper says that some weeks ago the KRA demanded INR 300000 each from three shops at Pangei. The monetary demands were also made several times from other militant groups.

  • June 9: Two KNA cadres and one KRA cadre are killed during a factional clash between two outfits at Molkon village under Saikul police station in the Senapati district. One KRA cadre also sustains injuries in the clash. Hundreds of villagers from Molkol village and its surrounding areas in Saikhul left their homes following the clashes. Out of around 500 villagers who are taking refuge in five churches in Saikhul area, as many as 300 are women.

  • May 25: Four KLA militants, identified as Kamlen Dimngel, Mangkholal Doungel, Laljang Khongsai and Doukhohel Touthang, and one KRA cadre, Langkholel Chongloi, are killed during an internecine clash at New Saikhul under Saikhul police station in the Senapati district.

  • May 17: Two KRA cadres, Paominlien Haokip and Jacob Jangchin, and two cadres of the Prithvi faction of the KNF, identified as Thangjalien and Minthang, are arrested by the Army personnel from Chalwa village under Kangpokpi sub-division in the Senapati district.

  • May 6: A contractor, N. Kumar Singh, engaged in the black topping of the National Highway-39 at Kangpokpi in the Senapati district, is abducted by suspected KRA militants. Police suspect that extortion could be a motive for the abduction.

  • May 3: One KRA cadre, Rolex Misao, is shot dead by the KLA militants at Saikul area in the Senapati district.

  • April 29: Assam Rifles and Manipur Police personnel arrest one KRA militant, Paojalen Singson, while trying to abduct a person, Yaipirel, at Kangpokpi in the Senapati district.

  • April 25 : One unidentified KRA cadre is shot dead by a combined team of police commandos of the Imphal East and Imphal West districts during an encounter at Khurai Sajor Leikai Mamang Loubuk in the Imphal East district. While another militant manages to escape, one unexploded hand grenade is recovered from the slain militant.

  • April 23: The principal and the secretary of SFS School located at Daili village in Kangpokpi and the headman of the village are abducted by suspected KRA cadres from their respective residences at gun-point. Militants also reportedly inflicted physical torture on the abducted persons.

  • March 18: The president of the Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unification (KRA-U), Seitnmang Chongloi, along with three others, who were allegedly involved in the murder of KRA founder member and commander-in-chief K Hangsing in New Delhi in November 2007, are killed by the KRA militants at Saikhul in Senapati district. The killed persons include Bungkholal Chongloi, who contested in the Assembly elections twice from the Kangpokpi constituency and was also a retired jailer, Paochang Chongloi and Nehjahan Chongloi.

  • March 14: Two dead bodies were recovered by Lamshang police from a place at Phayeng Ching under Saikhul police station in the Senapati district. Police suspect that the highly decomposed bodies might be of KRA militants who went missing since March 1.

  • February 22: Five KRA militants, including an old man and four child recruits, are abducted and subsequently killed by suspected militants of the KLA at an unspecified place along the road leading to Thangal Surung from Ekou Bazar under Saikul police station of Senapati district. The slain militants are identified as Hanpau Chongloi, Public Relations Officer of the KRA, Pouginlal Hangsing, Lamgoumang Louvum, Jangmilal Hangsing, and Seigoulen Khongsai. A vehicle hijacked by the slain militants is also set ablaze by the suspected KLA cadres in the incident site.

  • February 19: Two officials of the Tribal Development Corporation, assistant engineer Bhagat Singh and section officer Premchand Singh, are abducted by the KRA militants in the Senapati district. The KRA demanded an unspecified amount from the department.

  • January 13: Eight militants of the Manipur-based KRA are arrested along with arms and ammunition from a house at Notun Bosti in the Dimapur district of Nagaland. They were later identified as Rabi Kumar, Ojit Kumar, Ricky Rajkumar, Min-thang Kuki, Tomba Singh, Lokho Mao, Ranbir Singh, and Anjali. Police recover one .32 pistol with 50 live cartridges, two magazines, six mobile handsets, one digital camera, one still camera, ten CDs and a cash of Rs.45,000 from their possession. Later on the basis of the information provided by them, one Reivei Poumai was arrested along with one AK 56 rifle and one live cartridge of 7.65 Pistol.

  • January 8: One former UNLF cadre, Wakhem Purnachandra Singh, is killed by the KRA militants at his residence at Kairang Litan Makhong under Heingang police station in the Imphal East district. Th. Misao, 'information and publicity secretary' of the KRA, said that the outfit "punished" Purnachandra for his involvement in the killing of a senior leader, Khuplam Hangsing, in Delhi on November 12, 2007.


  • December 29: The KRA accuses the newly formed KRA-Unification for the killing of its "commander-in-chief" K. Hangsing at New Delhi in November. L. Jacob, "home secretary" of the outfit, says "They (KRA (U) are solely responsible for the murder of our supremo". The KRA-Unification refutes the accusation.

  • December 20: One faction of the KRA, identified as called Kuki Revolutionary Army–Unification (KRA-U), started its operation in Saikul area in the Senapati district since August 21. The new faction was formed under the leadership of founder members of the KRA, David Chongloi, Rocky and Sehkkam. A meeting of the ‘central committee’ of the outfit unanimously elected David Chongloi as its ‘president’, W. Lincoln as ‘general secretary’, Ch. Rocky as ‘defence secretary’, Kh. Hills as ‘finance secretary’ and Ch. Lenin as ‘publicity secretary’. David Chongloi, addressing media persons in an unspecified place in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam, said that the main objective of the outfit was to bring about unification and work towards achieving the common goal. He says the KRA-U would work for the welfare of Kukis, Meiteis and other communities, and sought the cooperation and support of all the communities in the activities of the outfit.

  • November 27: Four KRA militants, Lairenlakpam Kumar Singh alias Eteicha, Lairenlakpam Panao alias Inao, Jamthang Touthang alias Ningthan and Letmang Touthang alias Mang, are arrested from different places in the Imphal West district. One extortion note and one mobile handset are recovered from their possession.

  • November 12: The chief of the KRA, identified as Thangkeng Hangshing, was killed by unidentified persons at the residence of his brother David at Sriniwaspuri in the national capital Delhi. "The attackers are yet to be identified. We have recovered a blood-stained hammer from the house," said an unnamed Delhi Police officer. Hangshingh was killed while reportedly staying along with five others, including David, at the top floor of the building.

  • November 9: Two KRA militants, Kangujam Shanta and Thoudam Ingocha Singh, are arrested during a search operation at Lamlong area in the Imphal East district. They joined the outfit in September 2007. Another KRA cadre, Touthang, is arrested from New Checkon area in the same district. He is reported to have joined the outfit in October 2007.

  • October 29: Sentinel reports that the KRA outfit has said to release three public health engineering department engineers, who are abducted and kept in confinement, after an 'investigation' into the developmental activities in the hilly areas. Meanwhile, people demonstrate at Khongman and Lamphel areas against the abduction and bomb attack at the residence of one person, Mayengbam Jiteswar Singh, at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai. A girl is reportedly wounded in the October 22-bomb attack. In the Khongman area, the demonstration is jointly organised by Khongman Students' Club and local Meira Paibis (women association).

  • October 25: One KNA cadre, Lalboi, is killed by KRA militants during a factional clash at Khamenlok under Saikul police station in the Senapati district.

  • October 20: Three KRA militants, Laikhuram Loninchandra alias Inaocha Singh, Laikhuram Hitler alias Momo Singh and Thounaojam Ibungobi Singh, are arrested from different parts of the State capital Imphal. They were working under the command of one Thounaojam Ibungobi Singh, an active cadre of the KRA. One extortion letter of the KRA amounting INR 5 lakhs addressed to Miky is seized from Laikhuram Hitler.

  • October 12: Three staff members of the State Public Health Engineering are abducted by suspected KRA militants in connection with an extortion demand from Moirangpurel area in the Imphal West district. They were identified as executive engineer Laishram Ibomcha Singh of Kwakeithel Moirang Purel, assistant engineer Okram Meino Meitei of Okram Chuthek and section officer Ningombam Open Singh of Bashikhong.

  • October 11: An official of the Manipur Diesel and two truck drivers are abducted by suspected KRA militants from the area between Kangpokpi and Keithelmanbi along the National Highway-39.

  • September 27: Two KRA militants are killed and three others injured in a gun battle with the KLA cadres at Khupibung village under Saikul police station in the Senapati district. Approximately 45 KLA militants were 'patrolling' at Khupibung when around 25 KRA cadres opened fire towards them. Immediately, the KLA cadres cordoned off the area and retaliated.

  • October 20: Three KRA cadres, Laikhuram Loninchandra alias Inaocha Singh, Laikhuram Hitler alias Momo Singh and Thounaojam Ibungobi Singh, are arrested from different parts of the State capital Imphal. They were working under the command of one Thounaojam Ibungobi Singh, an active cadre of the KRA. One extortion letter of the KRA amounting INR 5 lakhs addressed to Miky is seized from Laikhuram Hitler.

  • October 12: Three staff members of the State Public Health Engineering are abducted by suspected KRA militants in connection with an extortion demand from Moirangpurel area in the Imphal West district. They are identified as executive engineer Laishram Ibomcha Singh of Kwakeithel Moirang Purel, assistant engineer Okram Meino Meitei of Okram Chuthek and section officer Ningombam Open Singh of Bashikhong.

  • October 11: An official of the Manipur Diesel and two truck drivers are abducted by suspected KRA militants from the area between Kangpokpi and Keithelmanbi along the National Highway-39.

  • September 27: Two KRA militants were killed and three others injured in a gun battle with the KLA cadres at Khupibung village under Saikul police station in the Senapati district. Approximately 45 KLA militants were 'patrolling' at Khupibung when around 25 KRA cadres opened fire towards them. Immediately, the KLA cadres cordoned off the area and retaliated.

  • July 28: Police arrested two KRA cadres, Sapam Ibomcha alias Hemanta and Senjam Kanta, at Sekmai Keithel under Sekmai police station in the Thoubal district.

  • July 27: Police arrested three KRA cadres, Mayengbam Bomcha, B. Priyokumar Sharma and Waengbam Korou, said to be involved in the murder of a security guard, Gurumayum Dharmo Sharma, of the Manipur Diesels automobile agency on July 14 at Brahmapur Nahabam Leikai in the Imphal East district. Police also recovered a .38 pistol with magazine from his possession.

  • July 23: SFs arrested two KRA cadres, identified as Surensangbam Sanayaima alias Jack and Waikhom Shamo, at Palace Gate area in the Imphal East district.

  • July 15: A youth, identified as Gurumayum Dharmo Sharma, who is serving as security guard at the Manipur Diesel Limited, is reportedly assaulted by two unidentified KRA cadres at Mantripukhri in the Imphal East district on July 14-night. He succumbed to his injuries a day later.

  • May 31: One SF personnel, identified as R. Tangkhul, is killed during clashes with the KRA militants at Gangpizang village in the Senapati district. May 13: Troops of Assam Rifles killed a KRA cadre, identified as Yangkholun Hangsing, at Mongyang village in the Senapati district.

  • April 28: Police personnel arrested two top ranking KRA cadres, identified as Thanglem Haokip alias Athang and Chunglinlun Shingsit alias Boboi, along with three other cadres identified as David, Poujang Hanshing and Sheikam Chongloi, in the Dimapur district.

  • April 18: The Imphal East district police, in raids carried out in the Soibam Leikai area, arrested two KRA cadres, Ishorchand Mayengbam and Maibam Abung, who confessed that they extorted a sum of INR 1, 00,000 from the Kanan Devi Memorial School Pangei in January 2007, a sum of INR 4,000, along with three mobile phones from the industry office in the Imphal East and a sum of INR 11,000 along with four mobile phones from civilians in the Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal area.

  • April 5: Police personnel arrested two suspected KRA cadres, identified as Athokpam Rajan Singh and Nanao Singh, and recovered one 9-mm pistol with five live rounds, three gelatin sticks, nine electric detonators, money receipts, writing pads, stamp seals, two mobile phones and one wireless local loop at Thahekhu in the Dimapur district.

  • February 5: Two Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) militants, identified as Manga Chongloi and Lenthang Tuboi alias Bempu, were arrested by Imphal West district police commandos during a search operation at Paona International Market.


  • September 14, 2005: Eight Karbi civilians are killed and several others sustain injuries as suspected KRA militants open indiscriminate fire at Thekerajan village in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

  • January 12, 2005: A combined team of the UKLF and KRA cadres kill the ‘chief’ of the Kuki National Army (KNA), Vipin Haokip, during an internecine clash at Diyang in the Churachandpur district of Manipur.


  • May 4, 2004: At least seven KRA cadres are killed during an encounter with the troops near Moinam village in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.

  • March 24, 2004: KRA militants kill at least 33 Karbi villagers at three separate places in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • March 16, 2004: Three members of a family are killed by suspected KRA cadres at Thailung village in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • February 12, 2004: Three KRA cadres are killed during an encounter with the security force (SF) personnel at Saijong village in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • December 3, 2003: KRA cadres kill three Karbi villagers at Mansing Teron village under Manja police outpost in the Karbi Anglong district.

    Two KRA cadres are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Julium under Manja police station limits in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • December 2, 2003: Three Karbis are killed and twenty-nine houses are set ablaze by the KRA at Mentarang village under Diphu police station limits in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • December 1, 2003: KRA cadres kill five Karbi villagers in an attack on a church at Zero Point under Bokajan police station jurisdiction in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • November 29, 2003: KRA militants kill seven Karbi villagers and set 250 ablaze dwelling huts at the Paksangso, Rongkini, Zilangso, Bey Gaon, Napak Terang and Ringhang villages under Bokajan police station limits in the Karbi Anglong district.

  • September 14, 2003: SF personnel kill three KRA cadres during an encounter near Senaikathel in the Ukhrul district.

  • August 9, 2003: SFs rescue the former Commissioner of Education, Hangsing, from the hideout of NSCN-IM and KRA near Thumion Khullen village in the Senapati district.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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