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Wednesday, September 12,  2001

Updated at Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 10:09:54 AM IST



BSF busted UG camp at Churachandpur
Imphal, September 12 : The Border Security Force busted a transit camp of the proscribed underground organisation United National Liberation Front (UNLF) at Tuikham Nallah in the Lhenthang Hill range of the southern Manipur District of Churachandpur in the wee hours of today morning.

According to BSF sources, an encounter took place for about 15 minutes when BSF raided the transit camp, in which three underground cadres are believed to have been seriously injured.

The BSF party recovered two Chinese made carbines, 176 assorted live ammunition, one wireless set, a good quantity of rice, medicines, a few Burmese currency notes and two haversacks from the place of encounter.
(September 12 : 9 AM)

Police asked to locate missing student
Imphal September 11: The Manipur Human Rights Commission today asked the Director General of Manipur Police to locate the whereabouts of a 15 year old student Rakesh Sharma and a rickshaw puller Sukham Ranjit within 24 hours.

According to a petition filed by the father of the missing student, he was arrested by some Assam Rifles personnel last night at around 9 pm without issuing an arrest memo and without disclosing their unit from the former's residence. Rakesh Sharma is a student of Class IX studying at Saint Mary's school.

The rickshaw puller was also arrested by some Assam Rifles personnel from his residence at Naoremthong Khullen last night without issuing an arrest memo.
(September 12 : 9 AM)

The case of missing Kerosine quota
Imphal September 11: The Manipur State Human Rights Commission today asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the case of missing kerosine quota for the period January 2001 to May 2001 worth lakhs of rupees.

Acting on a complaint filed by sub-dealers of the Imphal East and West the Commission said, 'Since the matter involves a Central Agency, interstate movement of essential commodities worth lakhs of rupees affecting lakhs of people, the matter calls for immediate remedial measures and thorough investigation by an independent investigating agency.'

At least three complaint cases were filed on behalf of 190 kerosine sub-dealers stating that they have not been recieving their kerosine quota from January 2001 to May 2001 totalling about 3330 metric tonnes.

The Commssion also took cognizance of the petition that although the monthly quota was not made available to them, kerosine was available in the market in abundant quantity in the black market at prices ranging from Rs 25 to 30 per litre.
(September 12 : 9 AM)

UCM organizes 4th leadersí meet
Imphal, September 12 : As a part of the ongoing campaign for the safeguarding of Manipurís identity and promotion of communal peace and harmony, the UCM organized a fourth leadersí meet today at Thoubal in association with the Action Committee Against Ceasefire Extension in Manipur, ACACEM, Thoubal. The convenors of UCM Sapamcha Jadumani and Khomdram Ratan along with L. Jadumani, W. Inao, RK Ranendrajit and other dignitaries graced the meet.
(With input from the Imphal Free Press)
(September 12 : 9 AM)

Fake NSCN (IM) men held
Imphal, September 12 : Three persons, who were impersonating as the NSCN (IM) cadres were caught and punished by the activists of the NSCN(IM) on September 8 at Karong under Senapati district. The three imposters are identified as H. Roland of Napal village, Thohrii, of Senapati town and L. Chishow of Kalinamai. They collected some money from some persons who were playing cards opposite the Karong power house on September 8. The three imposters also reportedly opened fire with a 9 mm pistol.
(With input from the Imphal Free Press)
(September 12 : 9 AM)







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