2 Manipur rebel leaders held in Meghalaya

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first_imgThe police in Meghalaya have arrested two top leaders of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), an extremist group based in Manipur.The outfit’s chairman Raitu Chawang, 66, and information secretary Gengchung Pou Namthuiyang, 43, were caught on Monday from a bus while travelling from Assam’s Silchar to Guwahati via Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills.“Our team acted on intelligence inputs to catch them during checking. The two admitted they are ZUF leaders and were on their way to Guwahati,” West Jaintia Hills district superintendent of police Vivek Syiem said. Four mobile phones were seized from the duo.Mr. Syiem said the duo was produced before a local court for judicial remand, as they are wanted in Manipur for five cases under the Arms Act. His counterpart in Tamenglong district of Manipur is sending a team to take custody of the two ZUF leaders.Operating mostly in Tamenglong district and adjoining areas of Nagaland, the ZUF was formed in 2011. It has had run-downs with other Manipur-based outfits such as the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland.last_img

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