SoO signatory KRA owns up Kangpokpi firing

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IMPHAL, December 17 (NNN): The Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) Saturday claimed responsibility for the gun fire incident at Kangpokpi that happened during the visit of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh where he inaugurated an office building of Additional Deputy Commissioner.

KRA publicity secretary P. Simte while informing Newmai News Network this evening clarified that the gun fire shots were triggered by the militant group to protest the change of office location of SDO and it was not opposing the visit of the chief minister.

Sadar Hills Disricthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) and the Government of Manipur are working in the interest of just one particular clan in their attempt to solve the Sadar Hills issue, Simpte alleged.

He said, “KRA does not oppose to the much expected inauguration of Sadar Hills district and we are indeed demanding a speedy resolution of the issue to facilitate its inauguration at the earliest possible.” 

Simte also said KRA and all the communities in Sadar Hills by and large have boycotted the inauguration of the newly built sub-division office at a new location. But he said only one clan among the communities accepted it.

The SDC Kangchup Chingkhong has been upgraded to SDO and transferred to P. Golyang village, the Chalwa SDC to Tujanwaichong village and Kangpokpi SDO to Champhai village, he further said.

KRA wants to keep the offices where they were before, Simte said, adding that the militant group has been working hard for the betterment of all the communities.

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