Myanmar Government hands over 22 wanted insurgents to India:
Imphal, May 15: On the request of India, the Myanmar government hands over 22 wanted insurgents to the Indian government on Friday.
It is the first time that the neighboring country has acted on India’s request to hand over leaders of the northeast insurgent groups.
The insurgents who wanted in Manipur and Assam are being brought back by a special plane.
Before heading to Guwahati, the plane will first make a stopover in Manipur’s capital city Imphal.
The insurgents would likely be handed over to the local police in the two states.
Among the deported by Myanmar are some long-wanted senior insurgent leaders including NDFB (S) self-styled Home Secretary Rajen Daimary, UNLF Captain Sanatomba Ningthoujam, Lt Pashuram Laishram of PREPAK (Pro).
12 of the 22 insurgents are linked to four insurgent groups in Manipur – UNLF, PREPAK (Pro), KYKL, and PLAband the remaining 10 are linked to Assam groups NDFB (S) and KLO.