IMPHAL, JAN 8: Another round of tripartite talks on en masse
surrenders of cadres of KCP (MC) Lallumba faction will be held on
Director of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)–North East-1 who will
represent Union government had arrived here in Imphal on Thursday.
Manipur government had prepared ground rules and other packages to be
offered to the KCP (MC) Lallumba (alias Hitendra) faction since the
last part of 2008 when the faction approached the Union government for
en-masse surrender of its cadres to the government authority.
They approached the government through Assam Rifles authority.
Further, the tripartite talk- Central government- State government-
KCP (MC) Lallumba – will be held at the banquet hall of the 1st
Battalion Manipur Rifles, Imphal. Director of MHA-NE-1, Dr MC
Meghanadhan will attain the meeting in which state government will be
represented by additional chief secretary, PC Lawmkunga and IGP
(intelligence), LM Khoute IPS.
Manipur government had already entrusted state additional chief
secretary and IGP (intelligence) for signing the agreement with the
leaders of the KCP (MC) faction on behalf of the state government. IGP
(intelligence), LM Khoute will also be the chairman of the Joint
Monitoring Group (JMG) after the tripartite agreement apart from
supervising the implementation of the ground rules to be enforced
which would come into effect after the signing of the tripartite
agreement, source said.
The ceasefire between the faction with the Government of India and the
State Government had already started in full swing since the first
round of tripartite talks held at New Delhi in the year 2008. The
chairman of the faction Lallumba had recently claimed that his group
had strength of more than 370 cadres in three separate base camps. A
total of 123 cadres including four female were reportedly staying at
the first base camp, 75 cadres in the second base camp while over 100
cadres in the third base camp which also serves as the training centre
of the outfit.
The faction in January last year declared that Bishnupur,
Churachandpur, Thoubal, Tamenglong, Senapati, Imphal East and Imphal
West districts were the area of operation of the outfit with its
headquarters somewhere in Senapati area. Lallumba @ Hitendra is the
chairman of the faction, Rousow is the general secretary, Johney is
the finance secretary, Naba is the chief of army, Kebi is the
organisation secretary and Prem is the operation commander of the
The scheduled tripartite talk on January 9 will be the fifth rounds of
talks since November 2008 will discuss the modality and package to be
offered to the faction for mass surrender.
Among others, the draft ground rules prepared by the state government
includes payment of Rs.4000 per month to each of the registered cadres
of the KCP (MC) group surrendered to the government as per the
agreement, putting up its cadres at the surrenders rehabilitation
centre being set up at Jiribam sub-division by the state government
were some of the package also included in the draft rehabilitation