JIRIBAM, December 28: Chairman of the United Tribal Liberation Army, UTLA, SK Thadou has alleged that some officers of his party including Seinou Guite, Lelen Mate, Gorey Bhadur, Chungkai and Samungou Paonam had mislead the cadres under their command and violated ground rules and regulations as well as the constitution of the party. Their violations reportedly included indiscipline, corruption and harassment to the common people.
He was speaking at a press meet held at Leisang village at Muktokhong today.
He said the officer perpetrated crimes including kidnapping, extortion and corruption without the knowledge of the party and the advisory body of the party after thorough discussion decided to terminate them from the party.
Lelen Mate is the defence secretary; Samungou Paonam, the assistant finance secretary; Seinou Guite, the general secretary; Gorey Bhadur , the defence PRO and Chungkai the home secretary.
SK Thadou mentioned that his party signed the SoO with the government and it strictly forbids such crimes committed by the officers. He further said that if the officers change their mindset and apologize to the party then the party may have a rethink about their cases. Until then, they are not allowed to come back again to the camp and also to use the name of the party. Apart from Thadou, other leaders of the party – T Robert Singson, secretary UTLA and Henry Thadou, finance secretary – were present at the press meet.