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13 militants surrender in M’pur
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUN 1:
Published on 1 Jun. 2010 11:52 PM IST
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Thirteen hardcore cadres of the militant outfit, Zou People’s Army (ZPA), including its founder leader and a women cadre surrendered on Tuesday before the Manipur police chief and inspector general of Assam Rifles (South).
One AK rifle with ammunitions, three pistols, a revolver, two wireless radio sets and some quantity of explosive were surrendered while the militants led by one of its founding members T Liankhankhup Zou alias Khupkhang surrendered to the security force.
According to the surrendered militants, ZPA is operating actively in Chandel and Churachandpur districts of Manipur.
Official source said that they surrendered through authority of the 8 Assam Rifles posted at Sajik Tampak, in the interior Chandel district of Manipur and the formal surrender ceremony was held on Tuesday where they laid arms before the DGP Y Joykumar and Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Major General CA Krishnan.
Speaking at the ceremony, Manipur police chief, Y Joykumar assured the surrendered militants of suitable jobs in the police department and also said if they had passed matriculation, chances would be given in the forthcoming recruitment rally of the constables in the department.
Welcoming when the militants to join the mainstream, he said the government always opened doors when “misguided” youths wanted to return to normal life.
An outpost of the police will also be opened at Khengjoy of Sajik Tampak of Chandel district where security forces will take control of the militants and relief would be provided to villagers, the DGP said.
Meanwhile, a highly reliable source said that six militants of KCP (Lamyanba Khuman) including its leader have also surrendered to the Assam Rifles with arms. However, the details could not be available as they were not part of the surrender ceremony held today.
Manipur police commandos also apprehended 2nd in command of the Lady Wing of the People Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday last, a delayed official source said on Tuesday.
A team of Imphal west police commandos along women constable of the police department nabbed the 2nd in-command of the outfit, Yengoubam Tharosang Devi alias Indira alias Bembem alias Bem (26) daughter of Y Dhanabir of Nongpok Keithelmanbi from Thongju village under Singjamei police station of Imphal at about 8.15 pm of May 28 last, the source said.
Five numbers of stay permit issued by the Revolutionary People Front (RPF), the political wing of the PLA was also recovered from a handbag in her possession, the police said.
On spot verification, police revealed that she joined the outfit in 2002 and after obtaining basic arm training was given the charge of the second in- command of the wing.

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