As many as 68 militants belonging to various outlawed underground groups, including 17 from UNLF and seven from PLA, surrendered to the Manipur government and laid down weapons.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, his deputy Yumnam Joykumar Singh and several other ministers attended the ‘homecoming ceremony’ held at 1st Battalion, Manipur Rifles.
The militants, including four women, were 17 from UNLF, 7 from PLA (RPF), 10 from PREPAK, 7 from PREPAK (Pro), 4 from KYKL, 10 from KCP (N), one each from KCP (W), KCP (KK Mangang) and KCP (MJC), 5 each from KCP (KM) and KCP (MC).
They surrendered themselves to Chief Minister Biren Singh during the function.
The weapons they laid down were 2 AK Rifles, one M16 rifle, one lethod gun, one 9 mm pistol and one .22 pistol and one .38 pistol.
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