KNLF/KPA Finance Secretary Joins UKLF

IMPHAL, May 11: Finance secretary of the Kuki National Liberation Front/Kuki People’s Army (KNLF/KPA) Hangsai alias Lalpu has left the outfit and joined the United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF).

PRO unit-II of UKLF SS Mate has also reportedly given the consent on joining of Hangsai alias Lalpu to the UKLF fold.

Talking to media persons in this connection at the designated camp of UKLF located at Khangbarol today morning, Hangsai said formation of KNLF/KPA under a valley-based UG group was master- minded by Ngamlet Baite, Mangcha Misao and Lutlal Misao, all from Chandel district.

Hangsai further disclosed that after the formation of KNLF/KPA in March 2008, the first phase of 17 cadres underwent military training at the training centre of the valley-based UG group located inside Bur-ma and the passing out parade of the first batch was held on February 4 this year. Subsequently, three unarmed personnel came out from the training camp on February 27 and another seven armed personnel on March 26. The three unarmed personnel have been deployed in different parts of Imphal while the seven are stationed at the Salem designated camp of KNO/KNA located at Sangaikot with the permission of defense secretary of KNO/KNA TS Haokip.

The 10 cadres of KNLF/KPA who returned from Burma after their training carried out ambush against UKLF twice, the first time in March and the second in April. However, both ambushes were unsuccessful. While the 7 armed personnel of KNLF/KPA were staying in the designated camp of KNO/KNA at Sangaikot, verification of KNO/KNA cadres was conducted by Gorkha Regiment but the KPA cadres could not be identified, Hangsai recalled.

Hangsai said that he became a member of KNLF/KPA in the hope that it would bring about a revolution in Kuki society. But found out later on that it is an armed group with no revolutionary principle but been floated with the main objective of encouraging bloodshed among the Kukis. So, he left behind KNLF/KPA and come to the fold of UKLF.

Of the 10 KNLF/KPA cadres who have undergone training at Burma, six of them have been seen off by KNO/KNA till Burma border while three others are still remaining in Churachandpur district, Hangsai alias Lalpu further disclosed.

(Courtesy:  The Sangai Express)

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