Militants Nabbed by Police in Manipur
- The police arrested two active members of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) from Heingang Bazaar area
- On Friday, the police had arrested an active member of the banned underground outfit KCP
Imphal: Manipur police nabbed six militants, including a woman, belonging to different underground outfits from different places in Manipur, police sources said today.
As per reports, the police arrested two active members of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) from Heingang Bazaar area in Manipur’s Imphal East district yesterday, three other militants, including a woman, of the same outfit, were arrested after the two arrested militants disclosed their whereabouts during interrogation, a police statement said.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the police had arrested an active member of the banned underground outfit KCP (People’s War Group) while carrying out frisking and checking at Pishum Bridge in Imphal West district.
The insurgency in Northeast India involves multiple armed factions operating in India’s northeastern states, which are connected to the rest of India by the Siliguri Corridor, a strip of land as narrow as 14 miles (23 km) wide. Some factions favour a separate state while others seek regional autonomy. Some groups demand complete independence.
Northeastern India consists of seven states (also known as the Seven Sister States): Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland. Tensions exist between these states and the central government as well as amongst their native tribal people and migrants from other parts of India. Regional tensions eased off in late 2013, with the Indian and state governments making a concerted effort to raise the living standards of people in these regions. However, in late 2014 tensions again rose as the Indian government launched an offensive, which led to a retaliatory attack on civilians by tribal guerrillas. As of January 1, 2015, major militant activities are being conducted in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura.