Imphal, Feb. 5: A member of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) was among a group of rebels belonging to Manipur’s United Peoples Party of Kangleipak, who crossed the Indo-Myanmar border and contacted the police to be part of the peace process.
The police said 21 members of the outfit crossed the international border from Myanmar and entered Manipur’s Moreh town in Chandel district early yesterday morning to lay down arms.
The group came in a truck and a moped along with a large quantity of weapons.
The police today said among the militants was Sapana Jughy Koach, 27, daughter of Sunil Barman of Bilasipara in Assam.
After the group contacted the police, they rushed a team to Moreh to pick up the militants.
However, a team of Assam Rifles personnel took the group away to an undisclosed post of the paramilitary force.
The “intervention” led to some confusion, which was cleared after the inspector-general (south) Assam Rifles, Maj. Gen. U.K. Gurung, personally met the director-general of police Yumnam Joykumar Singh this morning.
The police chief told The Telegraph that there was no misunderstanding in the matter.
A police source said a “homecoming” (surrender) programme to be attended by senior officials of the police and Assam Rifles would be held very soon.
The source said the group of militants left their camp four days ago.
CorCom, a co-ordination committee of seven militant groups, expelled the outfit recently on the charge that the group was trying to hold talks with the government.
Now, the CorCom has only six groups after the expulsion.