IMPHAL, Jan 13: On the fateful night of January 2, 2014, three KNO/KLA cadres had decamped from the Sinai designated camp along with 23 numbers of automatic weapons. The highly sophisticated registered arms and ammunitions were kept at the camp arm cote which is double locked by the state government and the KNO/KLA, and which has been intruded and the guns taken away forcibly by the arm cadres, said a press release of the outfit.
The release added that the three armed cadres namely lance corporal Amos, private Albert and private Michael have decamped with 23 automatic rifles.
It also said that the collaboration of other unknown outsiders in the conspiracy to take away the guns is suspected.
In this circumstance, all the Kuki SoO groups which are on tripartite talks are informed that the defectors along with arms/ammunitions should not be entertained and extended asylum, it said and continued that the public should not give any shelter or be a sympathizer to the three offenders at any point of time.
The release further announced a cash reward of Rs l,OO,OOO/- anyone who could provide specific details of the three defectors’ whereabouts.