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21 militants lay down arms

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IMPHAL: Altogether 21 laid down arms and ammunitions on Saturday at military headquarters of 57 Mountain Division at Leimakhong.

Those who laid down arms to DGP Manipur Y Joykumar and GOC 57 Mountain Division, Major Gen Binoy Ponnen included four cadres of NNC, 16 cadres of NSCN (K) Unification and one of PREPAK. They surrendered six rifles, two Sten Guns, 10 pistols, one revolver and two Carbines.

The effort to motivate the cadres to lay down arms was dedicated to 3 Mahar and 39 Assam rifles. DGP, Manipur Y Joykumar Singh welcomed them into the national mainstream and on behalf of the government, assured them and their families an honourable rehabilitation at the earliest.

Major General Binoy Poonnen, GOC praised the cadres for their courage and wisdom in choosing to become responsible citizens of the state and contribute to progressive realisation of people’s peace aspiration.

He assured that army will continue to encourage all endeavours by insurgents and shall continue to act as a facilitator in their rehabilitation. (UNI)

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