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Manipur Police Registers Zero FIRs on Killing of 2 Kuki-Zo Men

The killings occurred just ahead of Union home minister Amit Shah's visit to Manipur.
Representative image of Manipur Police. Photo: X/@manipur_police

New Delhi: The Manipur Police have registered two zero FIRs on the killings of two Kuki-Zo defence volunteers in Phailengmola, abutting Kangpokpi and Imphal East districts, by gunmen allegedly belonging to Meitei group Arambai Tenggol. According to The Hindu, the FIRs were filed on Sunday (April 15) at the Kangpokpi police station.

The family members of the two killed on Saturday had filed police complaints. The deceased have been identified as Kamminlal Lupheng (23) of K. Sajag village and Kamlensat Lunkim (25) of Bongjang village in in Kangpokpi district.

The cases have been registered under Section 16 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Section 3 of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, elevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code for murder, criminal conspiracy, rioting, criminal intimidation, and connected offences, and sections of the Arms Act.

The Hindu has reported that the men’s bodies are yet to be handed over to their families.

The killings occurred just ahead of Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Manipur.

Shah’s visit in Manipur comes after almost 10 months after the conflict gripped the north-eastern state. The latest flare-up raises questions about the stability and security of the region, even as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a recent speech claimed to have contained the conflict through the Centre’s timely intervention – a claim that a large section of civil society in Manipur dismissed as far from the truth.

Manipur will go to polls in two phases – April 19 and 26 – for its two Lok Sabha seats Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur.

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