IMPHAL, April 3: The proscribed RPF and its armed wing PLA has in a press statement gave their revolutionary salute to its slain cadre sergeant Prem real name Okram Pari, son of (L) O Tomba and (L) O ongbi Radhe, of Sagolmang Mamang Leikai.
RPF in its statement further said the sergeant Prem was part of the Tactical Command fighting team who ambushed a team of 44 AR at a place in between Kamjong and Kongkan Kul in Ukhrul District on March 31.
It said four personnel of AR were killed and many others were injured in the amubush. An AK-47 rifle was also recovered from the AR in the attack.
Sgt Prem fought bravely and gave up his life for `our motherland,` it said.
Sgt Prem joined the party in February 20, 2007. After succeeding in his basic military training on June 5, 2007, he got his entry into the `War Office`™ as Army No 2909.
And after the completion of his basic military training, on March 27, 2009 he was posted at 101 Mobile Battalion (M/Bn). In June 20, 2007 he took Medical training.
He was posted at Platoon-1, Section-1 of 101 M/Bn A-Coy on September 22, 2007; posted at 101 M/Bn, Platoon 1, Section -2 on March 27, 2009; posted at 251 M/Bn platoon-1, section -2 on May 28, 2009.
On February 8, 2010 he was posted at 251 M/Bn as Asst Medical Supervisor where he served his colleagues who were injured in battles.
He also took part in various major operations during his time.
He took part in the ambush on AR on January 2008 at Saibon in Chandel District; attack on 6th IRB on March 12, 2009 at 11 am at Oksu Misi Makhong (Lamlai Kendra) killing four IRB personnel and injuring six others and also recovered four weapons.
On October 3, 2009 he was part of `operation Ta-khangsunaha`; on December 4, 2009 he was part of the attack carried against Khoiripok Army Camp and Somrei Army Camp attack.
He was part of the attack on AR at Atongba Ching (Sambun Lamkhai) on March 2, 2010, at 4 am; on July 27, 2011, at around 9:15 am attack on security forces at a place in between Nampsiha and Faikot in Ukhrul District.
September 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm attack on AR camp at Saibon Chadel district; July 3, 2012 at 6: 25 pm, attack on AR who were coming from Satang Khun.
He was involved in the gunfight at Khoibu Centre on July 29, 2012; on September 28, 2013 at around 4:30 pm attack on AR at Kongkan AR camp in Ukhrul district;
On March 11, 2014, he was part of `Operation Leopard`™ where he succeeded in snatching two weapons from the enemy; on January 14, 2015, as a part of `Operation Willy Civet` attacked 20 AR and 24 AR at 10:05 am, at Machi Lamkhai.
On February 6, 2015, as a part of `Operation Willy Civet`™ at 4:20 pm attacked NSCN (IM) cadres coming on civil Tata and snatched them their weapons.
And finally on March 31, 2015, he took part in the ambush carried out against the 44 AR at a place in between Kamjong and Kongkan Khul, where he laid down his life.
Condolence meetings were held at various Units, Departments and Stations of RPF/PLA at a mark of respect to the departed soul of sgt Prem.
RPF and its armed wing PLA shares in the grief of his family, relatives, friends and other well wishers, it added.