Convened by the Union Home Ministry, the meeting chaired by Chief Secretary of Manipur Rakesh was attended by leaders of KNO and UPF.
Besides officials of the Union Home Ministry, DGP of Manipur Y Joykumar and IG (Intelligence) LM Khoute were also present during the third round of the meeting to discuss finalising of the proposed ground rules of the tripartite talks involving the Centre, the State Government and the Kuki UG groups.
What agreements have been arrived at during the meeting could not be confirmed at the time of filing this report.
Source: The Sangai Expres
Bodies of New Lambulane youths taken by families
Imphal, Jul 15: The dead bodies of the two New Lambulane youths who were killed by combined forces of the Imphal east police commandos and 115 Bn BSF at Tinsid road on July 10 afternoon were taken today by the families after an agreement was reached with the state government yesterday afternoon.
It may be mentioned that a JAC which was formed in connection with the killing of Thangtinsei Kipgen, 23, a 2nd year student of LMS law college and Limnebert alias Berneo, a football player and an indefinite general strike launched from 6 pm of July 13 after the state government failed to meet the demands made by the JAC.
Yesterday evening, during the final round of negotiations with the JAC representatives led by its convenor Rose Mangsi the chief minister O Ibobi Singh gave assurance to compensate for the killings as per the Kuki customary laws and promised the government would find the cause of the death of the two youths and punish the involved commando personnel if they were found guilty.
With this assurance from the chief minister the JAc along with the families of the deceased accepted the two dead bodies from the RIMS morgue after post mortem this afternoon and also withdrew all forms of agitations announced by the JAC.
Source: Imphal Free Press