IMPHAL June 28: Publicity officer of PREPAK, Sanju Oinam in a press release has claimed that the statement of the Assam Rifles about two cadres of the outfit surrendering with arms is a farce and an attempt to malign the image of the outfit.
It has stated that according to media reports , two cadres identified as Thokchom Anand, 20, s/o Radhamani of Khangabok part III and Moirangthem Mangalsana Meitei, 28, s/o M Jilla of Lamhongei Sabal Leikai allegedly surrendered to the AR with two handguns on 25 June.
The release has claimed that they are not related with the outfit in any manner. The army numbers given by them are no longer in use by the outfit. The statement added that the surrender is a drama staged by the security forces to achieve their ends, but irrespective of such trivialities, the struggle for independence will move forward, it said.