IMPHAL, Nov 21 - A combined team of armed cadres of the banned People�s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People�s Front (MNPF) claimed to have attacked an outpost of the 19 Assam Rifles in Chandel district today, according to a press release. The PLA is the armed wing of the Manipur-based outfit, Revolutionary People�s Front (RPF).
The attack took place at the Assam Rifles outpost located near Sehlon village in Chandel district around 5.30 am, stated the press release jointly signed by the assistant secretary, publicity, of the RPF and the assistant publicity secretary of the MNPF. The attack caused injuries to many Assam Rifles personnel, besides damaging the outpost, the release claimed. However, there is no official statement from the Assam Rifles till the filing of this report.
Meanwhile, in a separate development, the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has asked the State Chief Secretary and the DGP, Manipur, to submit a report on the alleged detention of RK Sanayaima alias Meghen, chairman of the Manipur-based insurgent outfit, United National Liberation Front, on or before November 22.
The MHRC issued a notice on November 20 on the basis of a complaint petition jointly filed by nine human rights groups and organisations including the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and the UN.
As per news reports, the organisations alleged in the petition that Meghen was arrested on charges of waging war against the State in 2010 and sent to the Guwahati Central Jail.
After completing his jail term, Meghen was released on November 9, it said. However, immediately after his release, he was whisked away by some government agencies and reportedly kept in an undisclosed government accommodation in Delhi, the reports said.