13 cadres of two insurgent groups surrender in Manipur
Imphal, Sep. 15 (EMN): After 12 cadres of the armed group Liberation Tigers of Tribals (LTT) laid down their arms and ammunitions in July this year, 13 more cadres of two insurgent groups have laid down their arms and ammunitions and joined the mainstream on Thursday.
Chief Minister Biren Singh, accompanied by his council of ministers and DGP Manipur P Doungel and Inspector General Rajan Sharawat of Assam Rifles South) welcomed the 12 cadres of the banned KCP-PWG and one cadre of the banned KYKL.
High ranking officials of Police and Assam rifles were also present in the day’s event wherein the cadres of KCP-PWG and KYKL handed over their arms and ammunitions to the chief minister that included two lathode guns, three 9mm pistols, two detonators, two radio sets, five letter heads and four extortion slips (KCP-MC).
Calling the event as “homecoming”, Biren Singh reiterated Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s words in his last visit to the state that not a single bullet would be fired on those militants who want to return to their normal lives and join the national mainstream and no FIR would be lodged against them unless they are involved in a heinous crime.
Appealing to Army, Paramilitary forces and Police to keep the Union Home Minister’s commitment to encourage more cadres of insurgent groups to come to the mainstream, he said the government is committed to initiate a political dialogue (with the insurgent groups) to bring a solution.
Later sharing some photographs of the homecoming ceremony in a Facebook post, Biren Singh wrote: “Welcomed 12 Cadres of KCP-PWG (Peoples War Group) and 1 KYKL cadre at the Homecoming Ceremony held at 1st MR in Imphal today. Two lathode guns, three 9mm pistols, three IEDs, two detonators, two radio sets, five letter heads and four extortion letters from KCP(MC) were also surrendered today.”
“With peace prevailing in the state under the guidance of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, various cadres from different militant outfits have joined the mainstream. I appeal to all the underground outfits to come to a dialogue table and peaceful resolution. As Hon’ble Home Minister Amit Shah Ji stated, not a single bullet will be fired and not a single FIR will be lodged.I was joined by Hon’ble Ministers and senior govt officials,” he added.