Home ministry official to arrive to attend JMG meet on SoO

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IMPHAL, Aug 9: Another meting of the Joint Monitoring Group, JMG of the Suspension of Operation agreement between the central and state government and various Kuki militant outfits under the banner of the UPF and the KNO/KNA has been scheduled for August 11 at the 1st MR Officers’ club to discuss the agenda on the extension of the SoO for another year which had been decided by the state government during a recent cabinet meeting.

According to an official source, Sambhu Singh, IAS, joint secretary, ministry of home affairs’ North east in charge will be arriving in the state capital tomorrow in view of the meeting.

The source has further stated that the visiting officer will attend a meeting with the state Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh at his official bungalow and review the law and order situation in the state and the issue of the on-going tripartite talk.

It may be mentioned that, state government in its recent cabinet meeting had approved the extension of the SoO with the Kuki militants for another year as the term of the SoO with Kuki militants in the state is due to end on August 22.

In the meantime, the official source further mentioned that, the ensuing meeting of the SoO which is scheduled to held on August 11 will be attended by the official representatives from Assam Rifles, CRPF, BSF and Army representing government of India in presence of the visiting MHA officer Sambhu Singh, with the officials of the state home department including state commissioner home, Binod Kispota, ADGP, L/O LM Khoute, representing the state government during the talk, the source added.  

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