IMPHAL, May 28: The partly decomposed bodies of the two missing cadres of the United Revolutionary Front have been dug out from under the store room of the outfit’s designated camp Loitang Khunou, Spinning Mill, this late afternoon.
The two cadres of the outfit which is a signatory of the Suspension of Operation with the government are identified as Irengbam Bode alias Washington (35), s/o (L) Biren of Awang Khunou, Imphal West district and Pukhrambam Somorjit (35), s/o Lakshman of Waheng Khuman under Nambol police station, Bishnupur district.
Both cadres had gone missing since the intervening night of March 18-19, 2014.
Today’s breakthrough came after the arrest of another cadre of the outfit by the police. An Imphal West Cdo team led by OC (cdo) Sanjoy arrested Irengbam Gulabi alias Meitei alias Yaima of Kontha Ahallup under Heingang police station around this early morning around 3, from his residence.
According to police sources, during interrogation, Gulabi revealed that the bodies of the two missing cadres were buried inside the outfit’s camp.
Around 4.30 pm, a large police contingent led by addl SP (LO) Birbabu, addl SP (Ops) meghachandra, Imphal West Cdo, Sekmai Police, SDPO Lamphel and the State Forensic experts surrounded the URF designated camp.
The police team went inside the storeroom and broke the cemented structure to find the partly decomposed bodies of the two missing cadres.
The bodies have been deposited at the RIMS morgue.
Earlier on March 19, 2014, the outfit had lodged a missing report of the two at the Sekmai Police.
Meanwhile, Bode’s wife Sunita had expressed suspicion of her husband being killed and buried inside the designated camp and filed a complaint with the same police station on April 30 in this regard.
On May 6, the Imphal West police along with the State Forensic team had conducted a massive operation inside the camp, following complaints from the family members of the missing cadres. However, the search operation had been unsuccessful.