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Manipuri rebel outfits charged with non-local killings
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jan 9:
Published on 9 Jan. 2010 11:30 PM IST
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Manipur police Saturday charged four rebel outfits, People Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), People Liberation Army (PLA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and Kanglei Yoel Kanna Lup (KYKL) behind the series of killings of non-Manipuris in the state. Police made the charge based on the disclosures made by two hardcore cadres of PREPAK outfit nabbed today who were allegedly involved in the bomb attack at the residence of the former chief minister, Radhabinod Koijam on January 6 last. The four outlaw outfits killed non-locals as per a decision taken to destabilize the present government (SPF government), charged additional SP, Imphal west district, AK Jhaljit while speaking to reporters here at his office chamber today. Two cadres of the PREPAK outfit were nabbed by a combined team of Imphal west police commandos and troops of 26 Assam Rifles this morning, the additional SP claimed. A self styled sergeant major of PREPAK identified as Moirangthem Monao alias Parimacha alias Sana (26) son of M Nimai Singh of Tera Sayang Lambi was apprehended by the combined force from Sagolband Tongbram Leikai, Imphal. He was nabbed while trying to escape from the state with an inter-state bus ticket. Security forces had arrested him twice earlier. Another activists of the same outfit identified as Laikhuram Munal Singh alias Sanathoi (24) son of late Amusana of Langjing Achouba Maning Leikai was also apprehended from his residence in the follow up action to disclosure made by the arrested cadre. The duo were working under self styled lieutenant Jemson alias Rozer alias Ramananda alias Nongpoknganba (32) of the same outfit, the additional SP said adding the man was still at large. They were involved in various crimes including the recent attack at the residence of former chief minister, Radhabinod Koijam at Thangmeiband, Imphal. Munal lobbed the bomb at the house while Monao drove the scooter they used at the time of attacking the residence of the former chief minister. On that day, police had chased after them but taking advantage of the narrow by lanes at thickly populated Thangmeiband area, they made good their escapes, he added. They were also directly involved in the killing of one non-Manipuri, sugarcane juice vendor at Kwakeithel Bazar on March 1, 2009, another non-local barber at Sagolband. Lobbing of a hand grenade at a computer shop at Sanakeithel, burning of UJALA Restaurant at Kwakeithel, burning of Joychandra Garden at Langol and extortion of money from various shops, restaurants, sawmills and individuals the additional SP added. A 9 mm pistol, one magazine of AK-47 with three live rounds and a mobile handset seized from them.

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