The Jiribam based Assam Rifles Battalion under aegis of Haflong based Assam Rifles Sector HQ motivated five hardcore cadres of UTLA (SK Thadou group) to shun violence and join the national mainstream, stated a press release.
UTLA (SK Thadou group) was formed after its cadres had defected from UTLA (Robert Singson) group which is currently under Suspension of Operation in Manipur since March 2012.
The five cadres surrendered to Jiribam based Assam Rifles unit in presence of the Commander of the Haflong based Assam Rifles Sector on 23 Aug 12. The cadres have been identified as SS C-in-C Manglien Singson @ Bonny, SS Maj Kalsem Singson @ Romance, SS 2nd Lt Ketkai, SS Pvt Haobem Singson @ Laden and SS Pvt Chungkholem Chongloi @ Raju. These cadres surrendered with one 7.62mm Bolt Action Rifle, one Single Barrel Rifles, one 9mm Carbine and two 9 mm Pistols and ammunition.