Three insurgents lay down arms in Manipur

Three insurgents of the banned Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), the armed wing of Revolutionary Peoples Front (RPF) of Manipur, have laid down arms before security officials, police said Tuesday.

Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 14:50 PM IST

Imphal: Three insurgents of the banned
Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), the armed wing of Revolutionary Peoples Front (RPF) of Manipur, have laid down arms before security officials, police said Tuesday.

The three PLA insurgents handed over arms, including a
M16 rifle, one AK47 and one 9 mm pistol along with several
rounds of ammunition to Director General of Police Y Joy Kumar
and Inspector General of Assam Rifles Major General
C A Krishnan at Assam Rifles office here yesterday.

The three insurgents were `lance croporals` of PLA,
which has been involved in secessionist activities for more
than four decades.
Welcoming the surrender, Kumar said joining an insurgent
outfit would not bring anything positive in the state and
appealed to them to join the national mainstream by
participating in development programmes.
Maj Gen Krishnan said the relation between India and
Myanmar was improving and this would help flush out insurgents
taking shelter in the Indo-Myanmar border.

PTI