Centre, KCP (MC) Lanheiba could sign SoO pact

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IMPHAL, June 12: The central government is preparing for a Suspension of Operation pact with the militant outfit KCP (MC) whose commander in chief Lanheiba Meitei is presently languishing at the Sajiwa Central jail after his arrest from Guwahati last year.

Mentioned may be made that the militant leader was arrested by Assam Police from Bishnu Rabha Path of Basistha in Guwahati on June 28, 2011.

According to reliable sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs, government of India, Joint Secretary, Sambhu Singh had stealthily arrived into the state capital on June 9 and held talks with concerned state officials regarding the preparation for the signing of the SoO pact with the militant outfit.

The Union Joint Secretary’s stay in the state capital collided with the arrival of a two member NIA team in the state further fuelling the belief of an upcoming SoO pact between the government and the militant outfit, a source said.

The two member National Investigation Agency team led by one DSP SK Rana had arrived in the state capital from Guwahati on the same day as the Joint Secretary.

The team later met with the militant leader at Sajiwa Central Jail during their stay in the state capital.

Sources informed that the team had three-four meetings with the militant leader during their stay in the state.

Another source added that the NIA team had also met with several top brass of the state police department on the issue.

The last meeting between the NIA team and the KCP (MC) commander in chief Lanheiba Meitei Khwairakpam Brojendro alias Khelen alias Gopendro alias Lanheiba, 40 son of Sorangou alias Kesho of Keirenphabi Mamang Leikai, Bishnupur district and another three leaders of the outfit was held yesterday, the source said.

The team left Imphal this evening for the national capital, sources confirmed.

Mentioned may be made that Lanheiba was brought to Imphal on June 3 from Guwahati by a team of Imphal West police commandos led by DySP (ops) S Ibomcha.

The individual is alleged to be the mastermind of various high profile blasts including the Ragailong blast in October 28, 2008 killing 18 persons, planting a car bomb inside the Governor’s bungalow in September 18, 2009 and also exploding a powerful bomb inside the highly guarded MLA quarter at Babupara Imphal.

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