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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 17:48
Imphal: Four Kuki militants were thrashed by villagers for trying to extort money from people in an interior village in Imphal East district of Manipur, official sources said.

Sources said four militants of Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) cane to extort money from villagers of Itham Moirang Purel but villagers gathered and beat them up.

The militants were identified as Haoupu (24), Manthang (17) and Sanboi (35), sources said adding they came and threatened the villagers if their demand money was not paid.

Official sources said KLA was a militant outfit which had signed an agreement with the government and security personnel some years ago not to resort to any violent activities or to demand money from the public or government agencies as they had agreed to hold peace talks with the government.

The Kuki militants of different organisations including KLA were being kept at government-run 'designated camp' before starting formal peace talks with the government.

Official sources said the main demand of Kuki militants was to break of 22, 327 sq km Manipur and form smaller states within Indian Constitution along the ethnic lines.

The Border Security Personnel, who were posted nearby rescued the four badly injured militants from the angry villagers and handed over them to the police at the nearby Lamlai police station,sources said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 17:48

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