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13 militants surrender with arms in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, JAN 17:
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Published on 18 Jan. 2011 12:12 AM IST
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Thirteen cadres of different UG groups on Monday formally surrendered to Major General CA Krishnan, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) in a ceremony held at Mantripukhri.
The surrendered UGs include Commander of KCP (Oken) faction Ningthoujam Ranbir Singh alias NRK Singh and a self style sergeant of the same group Anand Meitei alias Bali and Laishram Haircharan Singh.
Others were UNPC cadre Thanmi Yangya alias Romio, PREPAK cadre Sanasam David Singh, Ahanthem Vicky Singh ,H Roshan Meitei, Kshetrimajum Munand Singh, Seilunmang alias Mangsa, Abdul Rahman alias Biocha, Abdul Salam Khan alias Naobi, UNLF cadre Thokchon Nanao Singh, KYKL cadre SS Captain Thokcham Sanahalba Singh.
The cadres surrendered along with arms and ammunitions as, two AK Rifles with three magazines, one M-16 Rifles with magazine, eight pistol with magazines, one Lethode with four bombs,14 live rounds of AK 47, 45 live rounds of pistol, ten live rounds of M-16 and one Kenwood Radio set.
The peaceful “Home coming” of these militants is the eventual outcome of continuous and sustained efforts by the troops of 26 Sector Assam
Rifles under aegis of HQ IGAR (South) in motivating the family and relatives of these militants to enable them join the mainstream, the IGAR (S) claimed.
Speaking at the ceremony, Major Gen CA Krishnan, IGAR (South) assured that the government would ensure in providing a way for their future life under existing surrender policy and that homecoming of 13 youths at the very beginning of this year is very auspicious and indicative of the improving situation.
“It will prove to be a beacon for other misguided youth to lay down their arms, abjure violence and return to the main stream. The family members and relatives of the surrendered cadres who were present during the ceremony expressed their happiness at homecoming of these youth,” he said.
During the event 33 youth who had surrendered earlier and undergone the rehabilitation process were also present along with their relatives.

 
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