North East clippings

Success in Imphal East CI operations: police official
September 20, 2010
IMPHAL, Sep 20: The Imphal East district police have achieved success in various counter insurgency operations in the district jurisdictions during the last few months after the concerned district police commandos were able to control the activities of the underground cadres in the district.
Stating this, M Rajen, Addl SP Ops Imphal East during a press briefing this morning informed that a team of the district police commandos were able to arrest four cadres of different underground groups and recovered several arms and ammunitions from their possession.
The Addl SP further mentioned that the recent achievements were possible due to the various measures and steps taken up by the district police during round the clock frisking and checking and setting up of sub units of the district police commandos for the past two months. As a result the district police have been able to arrest numerous underground activists.
The officer further told the media today at Imphal East district police at Porompat in Imphal that the combined team of the Imphal East commandos and Assam Rifles have been able to arrest four underground activists from different parts of the district since yesterday in separate counter insurgency related incidents, following an official information received regarding the movement of underground activists in separate areas under the jurisdiction of the district.
Initially the combined team of district police commandos of Imphal East and the personnel of 28 Assam Rifles, Andro Post had arrested two PREPAK cadres identified as Huidrom Kumar Singh alias Ibocha, 48, son of Late H Mani Singh of Andro Khunou Torongthel from Andro Khunou and Khunumayum Romesh Singh alias Nilachandra Singh, 27, son of Kh Angou Singh of Andro Machengpat from Yairipok Ngariyan Chingkhong and from them the security forces were able to recover two AK 56 rifles with one magazine each and 50 live rounds.
In yet another incident, another combined team of CDO/Imphal East and the personnel of 23 AR Yaingangpokpi post arrested two KCP (MC) cadres namely Meitankeishangbam Jiban Singh alias Katung, 28, son of M Priyokumar Singh of Sabungkhok Makha Leikai and Thokchom Sanayanba Meitei alias Apao, 29, son of late Th Bame Singh of Sabungkhok Makha Leikai at present staying at Seijang Awang Leikai from  their respective houses along with one .32 pistol loaded with four live rounds in the magazine from their possession.
The Addl SP further stated that all four arrested cadres are active members of their respective groups and that the recovered arms are used for intimidating the public and to collect money from the public and offices.
He further expressed that the recovering of the arms and ammunition will amount to a decrease in the intimidations of the public by underground cadres in the district.
In the meantime, the arrested undergrounds were paraded before the media at Imphal East police station at Porompat in Imphal along with the arms and ammunitions which were recovered from their possession this morning.

Four UGs, two foreigners nabbed

Imphal, September 21 2010: Four underground activists –two PREPAK and one KCP (Noyon) group – were nabbed by Imphal west police commandos and Assam Rifles in separate counter insurgency operation in the last 48-hours.Troops of Assam Rifles also nabbed two Myanmar nationals today.

The two PREPAK identified as Sagolsem Sashikumar @ Ibomcha (34) son of late S Bokul of Sagolband Thingom Leirak and Khunjamayum Romio @ Romi (44) son of late Kh Ibopishak of Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai were nabbed yesterday evening at about 6.30 pm from Sega Road near Hotel Excellency, a statement of Imphal West Senior SP, L Kailun said.

They were assigned to serve demand letters to Auto Rickshaw association of Uripok area, Churachandpur parking and government doctors the statement said.

The activist of KCP (Noyon) group identified as Huidrom Uttappa @ Monish (52) son of H Shamu of Keishampat Jailor Leirak was nabbed today at about 4.30 pm from Keishampat Jailor Leirak.

He is working under one Angamba Mangang, Finance Officer of the outfit.

He had extorted a huge amount of money from general public and businessmen and also extorted Rs 50,000 from Dr Dijendra and handed over to Angamba Mangang for party fund, the statement alleged.

In yet another incident, troops of 15 Assam Rifles nabbed a KYKL activist during a search operation in general area of Tentha Thambal Chingya early today, at about 2.30 pm.

He was identified as SS Sergeant Major, Maibam Basanta (25) son of M Mangi of Wabagal Thambal Chingya and handed over to Thoubal Police Station, a statement of IGAR (S) said.

On the other hand troops of 29 Assam Rifles also intercepted two Myanmarese Nationals entering in the state without any valid documents.

The two identified as Md Saad (23) of Mywdaman near Yangoon and Rashid Ahmed (21) of same locality.

They were residing at Muzzafapur (UP) since last two years and training for Maulvi at Madrassa.

The individuals were handed over to Tengoupal Police Station.

25 Sep, 2010
Ulfa strike force leaders in security net

GUWAHATI: Bangladesh security forces are believed to have handed over to India 28 frontline leaders of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa). However, the official version is that these leaders surrendered to Indian security forces on Thursday.

Home Secretary GK Pillai told ET, “Around 28 Ulfa leaders have surrendered before Indian security forces along Indo-Bangladesh border near Meghalaya on Thursday.”

Among those that fell into security trap included captain Bhaiti Baruah, captain Biju Deka, Pradyut Gohain, publicity wing member Anu Burahgohain and several others. They are expected to be brought to Assam in a day or two. These are members of Ulfa’s strike force.

This is the third major crackdown initiated by the Bangladesh government in less than a year. Ulfa chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and nine others, including deputy chief of its military wing Raju Barua, were arrested in December last year. In May this year, Ranjan Daimary alias DR – Nabla chairman of the anti-dialogue fraction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) – had fallen into the security net.

Sources in intelligence agencies said that Ulfa commander-in-chief Paresh Barua is in Yunnan province of China. “Thursday’s development has swept away the entire strike force of Ulfa. After the arrest of the chairman, these commanders were running the show. ”

At present, senior leader Bhimkanta Buragohain, deputy commander-in-chief Raju Baruah, foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury, finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika and cultural secretary Pranati Deka are in jail.

Ulfa commander-in-chief Paresh Barua in a statement to media here said that these leaders along with their families had fled from their camp on September 22 and took shelter in an ‘enemy camp’ after Indian intelligence officials ‘connived’ with jailed Ulfa leaders here.

“This development is not surprising, though unfortunate. This is another drama enacted in the name of peace talk. People of Assam will come to know who is behind this. Enemies will keep on plotting. However, Ulfa is not going to finish. The ideology for which Ulfa was born will never die. The struggle will continue,” Barua said.

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